Curtis Earl and Doris Ann (Ekeler) Larka



Doris Ekeler and Curt Larka were united in marriage June 10, 1978, at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Friend. Msgr. H. H. Ingenhorst officiated at the double ring ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. William Ekeler of Exeter and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Larka of Friend.

Mrs. Wilfrid Ekeler was organist and Paula Kaiser soloist. She sang "The Wedding Song" and "The Lord's Prayer."

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor-length gown of satin polyester. Her empire waistline dress had a bodice with an overlay of venice lace. It had a scoop neckline, lace collar and fitted lace sleeves. The skirt was of a princess style.

Her veil, with a crown of matching lace, fell to her waistline. The bride's gown was made by her sister, Mrs. Jerry Kelch.

The bride carried a bouquet of keepsake silk flowers of yellow daises, carnations, and baby's breath. Her attendants carried bouquets of yellow and white daisies and baby's breath. The flower girl carried a basket of daisies and greenery. All were accented with a yellow bow.

Eileen Ekeler, cousin of the bride, was matron of honor, and Carol Spohn, step-sister of the groom, was bridesmaid. Stacy Brandt, step-niece of the groom, was flower girl. All wore identical dresses of yellow flocked sheer delight over yellow polyester.

The groom and his attendants wore brown tuxedos with the groom and his ringbearer wearing white shirts. His attendants and ushers wore yellow shirts matching the brides attendants.

Bruce Hardin, friend of the couple, was best man and Tom Novak, cousin of the groom, was groomsman. Michael Kelch, nephew of the  bride, was ringbearer. The ushers were Kenneth Ekeler, brother of the bride, and Keith Spohn, step-brother of the groom.

After the ceremony, a reception was held in the Exeter Legion Hall with Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kelch of Exeter and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brandt of Lincoln as hostesses.

Mrs. Kenneth Ekeler attended the guest book with Margaret Mueller, Nancy Geiger and Shirley Spohn tending the gift table.

Mrs. Arnold Geiger poured punch, while Mrs. Jim Anderson poured coffee. Mrs. Ray Geiger and Mrs. Leo Ekeler cut the cake.

After a honeymoon trip to Branson, Missouri, the couple will reside in Geneva. Curt will continue at Murphy Plumbing and Heating of Exeter and Doris will continue working at Nebraska Public Power District in Geneva.


The Nebraska Signal
Geneva, Nebraska
July 27, 1978



Children of Curtis and Doris (Ekeler) Larka
Kimberly A. Larka | Jeffrey C. Larka


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