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Randall Orin Rippe

Born - December 23, 1955

Married - April 23, 1977




Wife - Rebecca JoAnn (Alberts) Rippe

Born -1960





Rebecca Alberts Bride

of Randall Rippe



St. Paul Lutheran Hickory Grove church, Auburn, was the scene for the April 23 wedding of Rebecca JoAnn Alberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elber Alberts of Auburn, and Randall Orrin Rippe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Enus Rippe of Johnson, Grandparents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. John Bohling, Mrs. Clara Alberts and Herman Rippe.


Pastor James S. Robson officiated at the 5:30 o'clock double ring ceremony in the presence of 300 guests.


The alter decorated with large rainbow gladioli, daisies, carnations and roses, was appointed on either side by spiral candelabra entwined with colorful mums and carnations. At the tolling of the bell the candles were lighted by Tammy Moerer, and Pam Kracke. Lighted hurricane lamps with large rainbow colored bows marked the pews. Lighted multicolored candles accented the windows.


The brides, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, appeared in a traditional white floor length gown of chantilly lace. The fitted lace bodice featured a high lace collar. The bouffant skirt was designed with a long lace peplum in front with tiers of lace and nylon net in back. This dress was worn by the brides mother at her wedding. The bride's three tier fingertip veil was held in place by a lace plateau and was made by the bride.


Mary Lyn Alberts served her sister as maid of honor and wore a blue floor length gown with a fitted bodice and flared skirt featuring a white lace cape. The bridesmaids helped carry our the rainbow colors with Mrs. Larry Bando, sister of the groom wearing pink, Janet Robson wearing green, Mrs. Doyle Rippe, sister-in-law of the groom, wearing yellow and Mrs. Kenneth Heidzig wearing lavender.


The groom wore a white tuxedo with tails and his boutonniere was a pink rosebud. Doyle Rippe was best man for his brother. The groomsmen were Larry Bando, brother-in-law of the groom, Tim Alberts, brother of the bride, Lynn Geyer and Alan Rippe. Each of the groomsmen wore white jackets with black velvet lapels and black trousers, with shirts matching the bridesmaids dresses.


Seating the guests were Doug Stahl, Jerry Lee Oestmann, Loyal Rippe and Craig Behrends.


Brian Bando, nephew of the groom, was ring bearer and Lori Francis, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. The heart shaped pillow and flower girl basket were both made by the bride's grandmother, Mrs. John Bohling.

Mrs. Larry Beldin registered the guests.


Mrs. Eldon Bohling presided at the organ and accompanied vocalists Dwight Wininger and Pastor and Mrs. William Jurgens as they sang "The Wedding Song," "The Wedding Prayer" and "The Lord's Prayer."


Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church parlors hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gerstenkorn, Athol, Kansas, and Mr. and Mrs. Randy Speckman, Elk Creek. A lace table cloth over blue covered the serving table, which was centered with a large wedding cake. Two sets of staircases and a bridge connecting the side cakes above the fountain which flowed with blue water, featured all the wedding party descending the stairs from the miniature bride and groom on the top divider and was topped with a silver cross.


Aunts of the bride and groom, Mrs. Lavern Bohling, Mrs. Mervin Geyer, Mrs. Wayne Moerer, Mrs. Kiel Eltiste and Mrs.. Delynn Rippe, were in charge of serving . Waitresses were Shari Oestmann, Holly Gerdes, Cindy Buss, Kim Lunzmann, Becky Bohling and Carolyn Michel.


Mrs. David Anderson, Mrs. Gary Armknecht, Kathie Bohling, Lori Grotrian and Pam Lunzmann assisted with the gifts.


Following the receptioin supper, there was a dance at the Talmage community

building hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Plager, uncle and aunt of the bride.


Following a short wedding trip, the couple will make their home on a farm southwest of Johnson.



Nemaha County Herald


May 4, 1977






Sister - Lavonda Kay (Rippe) Bando

Born - May 18, 1949


Brother - Doyle Enus Rippe

Born - May 13, 1952

Wife - Huls



Father - Enus H. Rippe

Mother - Alice Geneva (Torbeck) Rippe


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