Laurie A. Gabbert and Joseph D. Lusti were married Dec. 7, 2002, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Linda M. Roal officiating.

Parents are Billy and Helen Gabbert, Brainerd, and Ed and Sue Lusti, Monticello.

The bride's attendant was Tammy Clary. Flower girl was Franki Banyai. Personal attendant was Cora Gay Hakanson. Ushers were Cathy Blaisdell and Nichole Shepperson.

The groom's attendant was Bruce Schleif. Ring bearers were Nicholas and Benjamin Schleif.

A reception was at the VFW Post 8731 in Monticello.

The bride graduated from Brainerd High School and attended Central Lakes College. She is employed at Good Neighbor Home Health Care and Walgreens.

The groom graduated from Monticello High School and attended St. Cloud Technical College. He is employed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The couple is at home in Brainerd.