Karina Sue Alpers and Ryan Roy Cooper were married September 12, 2009 in Dysart. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Kathleen Alpers of Dysart and Jan and Connie Cooper of Traer.
The Rev. James Radatz performed the 3:30 pm ceremony at Zion Lutheran Church, Dysart. Matron of Honor for her sister was Kerry Blackburn of Dysart. Also attending the bride were Florence Grote of LaPorte City, Heather Cooper of Traer, Jenn Alpers of Dysart, and Michelle Wilson of Orange City. Personal Attendants were Ashton Bandy of Traer and Deanna Kucera of Buckingham. Best Man for the Groom was David "Spanky" Boldt, of Traer, friend of the couple. Groomsmen were Brad Blackburn of Dysart, Aaron Cooper of Traer, Kurt Alpers of Dysart and Mike Wilson of Orange City. Seating Guests were Chris Wilson of Traer and Brandon Kucera of Buckingham. Junior Bride and Groom were Kendyl Wilson, Niece of the Groom, and Cole Cooper, son of the couple. Flower Girl was Landry Blackburn, niece of the Bride. Vocalist was Sheena Ford of Washburn and Organist was Roxanne Schneider of Dysart.
Hosting the reception for the couple were Ron and Anne Dengler of Clutier and Dick and Carolyn Dinsdale of Traer. The bride is a Barber/Stylist at Studio Image Salon, LaPorte City and the Groom is employed by Cooper Farms, Inc. of Traer. The couple reside in Traer.