Jessica Petersen and Branden Kral

Jessica Petersen and Branden Kral were united in marriage on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Christ The King Lutheran Church in New Ulm, Minnesota.

Parents of the bride are Mark and Julie Petersen of New Ulm. Parents of the groom are Jim and Beth Kral of New Ulm.

Jessica and Branden are 2018 graduates of New Ulm High School. Jessica is a 2022 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in both biology and psychological science and a minor in public health. Jessica currently attends the University of South Dakota as a student in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.

Branden is a 2021 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in construction management and a minor in business administration. He is currently employed as a finish carpenter with AMS Construction in South Dakota.

The maid of honor was Hannah Groseth. Bridesmaids included Madison Sletta, Amy Harris, Sicily Trullinger, Anna Schmit and Rachael Fanciullo. The personal attendant was Crystal Ostermann.

Randy Kral was the best man. Groomsmen included Joshua Petersen, Jordan Petersen, Riley Appel, Sam Denney and Thomas Bauer. Ushers included Tom Sletta, Nick Schultz and Connor Gag.

The flower girl was Kaytlin Lilleodden, and the ring bearer was Ray Sletta.

Following the wedding, the couple enjoyed a beautiful Hawaiian honeymoon. Jessica and Branden are currently residing in Vermillion, South Dakota.


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