Karen Loutsch and Jon Behrens of Ankeny were united in marriage on Aug. 12, 2006, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The Rev. Bill McCarthy officiating the 2 p.m. celebration.
Parents of the couple are Steve and Rosie Loutsch of Remsen and Ken and Vickie Behrens of Templeton.
Kendra Loutsch, sister of the bride from Storm Lake, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kayla Loutsch, sister of the bride, Cedar Rapids; Kelli Arens, Las Vegas, Nev.; Nicole Fiedler, Dallas, Texas and Anne Pilkington, Chicago, Ill. Junior bridesmaid was Kylie Behrens, niece of the bridegroom, of Ankeny.
Flower girl was Kaci Behrens, niece of the bridegroom, of Ankeny.
Jed Behrens, brother of the bridegroom from Ankeny, was the best man. Groomsmen were Joe Behrens, Templeton, brother of the bridegroom; Jes Behrens, Ames, brother of the bridegroom; Jason Loutsch, Remsen, brother of the bride; and Chris Mosmann of Ames.
Ringbearer was Carson Loutsch, Remsen, nephew of the bride.
Ushers of the celebration were John Coen, West Des Moines; Tyler Ohde, Boston, Mass.; Joe Riesselman, Halbur; and Jason Eischeid, Des Moines.
A reception and dinner was held at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen.
Karen is a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Remsen and of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. She is employed as a C.P.A. at McGowan, Hurst, Clark, and Smith in West Des Moines.
Jon is a graduate of Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll, and Iowa State University in Ames. He is employed by State Farm Insurance in Des Moines.
Following a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple made their home in West Des Moines.