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Thole -- Sparman

Ryan and Ann Sparman

Ann Thole and Ryan Sparman were united in marriage Aug. 27 at the Kandi Entertainment Center in Willmar.

The bride is the daughter of Lawrence and Angie Thole of Raymond. The groom is the son of Norm and Edith Tice of Witchita, Kan., and the late Ronnie Sparman.

Matron of honor was Tammy Beckmann, friend of the bride. Bride's attendants were Elizabeth Saevig, sister of the bride, and Haley Beckmann, friend of the bride.

Best man was Tyler Anderson, friend of the groom. Groom's attendants were Kirby Chermac and Tyeisha Perkins, friends of the groom.

Following a wedding trip to Kansas, the couple resides in Prinsburg where the bride is employed by Central Minnesota Senior Care. The groom is employed by Clara City Care Center.