2012-02-09 / Religion & Family

Jury, Fiechtner wed in Petoskey

Elise Jury and Benjamin Fiechtner Elise Jury and Benjamin Fiechtner Elise Jury, daughter of Arlene Jury and the late Jack Jury, Houghton Lake, and Benjamin Gehler Fiechtner, son of Dr. Justus Fiechtner and Karlene Gehler, Okemos, were united in marriage July 23, 2011, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Petoskey. Father Wayne Dziekan officiated the ceremony.

Matron of honor was Erin Kanitz, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Laura Riebschleger Harvey, friend of the bride, Lisa Napierala, friend of the bride, Stephanie Capuzzi, friend of the bride, and Lauren Fiechtner, sister of the groom.

Best men were Marc Roffle and Ryan Walder, friends of the groom. Groomsmen were Chris Meyer, Nick Osiecki, John Van Dam and John Folino, all friends of the groom.

Serving as ushers were Greg Halvorsen and Ben Strykowksi, friends of the groom.

The flower girl was Angel Beneteau, cousin of the groom, and the ring bearer was Carter Beverly, cousin of the bride.

A reception for 250 guests was held at Bay Harbor Yacht Club, Petoskey.

The newlyweds spent their honeymoon on the Turks and Caicos Islands and live in Chicago.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Houghton Lake High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in education from Michigan State University in 2007 and works as a teacher leader for technology for the Oak Park School District #97 in Oak Park, IL.

The groom graduated from Okemos High School in 2003 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin in 2007. He works as a Chicago Region MR Product Manager for GE Health Systems.

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