Couple wed in Defiance


Sheryl Goonan and Mark Utz were married on Aug. 20 at Riverside Chapel in Defiance by Rev. Larry Turner.

Parents of the couple are Jack and Carol DeLano of Defiance and Betsy Utz of Ottawa and the late James Utz.

Nuptial music was performed by Frank Harnishfeger.

The bride selected a strapless, floor-length gown and carried a bouquet of fresh sunflowers. She was escorted by her two sons, Joe and Jack. Standing with the groom was his son, Jake.

The bride has a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in literacy. She is employed by Ayersville Middle School.

The groom is employed by Brookhill Industries in Ottawa.

Following the ceremony there was a picnic style reception for 150 guests in the backyard at the couple's Defiance home.

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