Bruce and Linda Flaten were united in marriage on May 23, 2008 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton. Maid of honor was Lisa Poole (bride's daughter), Wheaton. Matron of honor was Toni (Phil) Brink (bride's friend), Dumont. Groomsmen were Brian Flaten of St. Joseph and Blake Flaten of Morris (groom's sons). Ringbearer was Carter Fults (groom's grandson), with help from Joe and Jen (Flaten) Fults, and sister, Cassandra Fults of Donnelly.
The bride's parents are Cal and Dee Bertram of rural Rosholt, S. D. and the groom's parents are Corinne Flaten of Morris and the late Gordon Flaten.
Personal attendants were Janet (Paul) Koch (bride's friend) of Wheaton and Brenda Spain (groom's sister) of St. Cloud. Ushers were the bride's sons, Ryan and Matt (Fargo, N. D.), Andy (Brookings, S. D.) and Jacob Poole of Wheaton.
A reception was held at the Wheaton Country Club.
Bridget Bertram (bride's neice) of Rosholt, S. D. poured punch. Hostesses were Nancy (Keith) Budke and Joetta (Todd) Schmitz of Wheaton.
After a honeymoon to Grand Rapids and Kavanaugh's Resort in Brainerd, the couple resides on the farm near Wheaton.