Katharine Brauch and Joshua Sharpe-Stirewalt were married October 8, 2009, in Portovenere, Italy. A reception was held the following week at the Old Barn Resort in Preston, Minn. Kate works in cardiac research at Mayo Clinic and Josh is the owner of Rechargecar, Inc. The couple lives in Rochester. Kate is the daughter of Mike and Mary Brauch, Staples, and granddaughter of Lori Brauch, Ottertail, and Clarence Koehler, Staples. Josh is the son of Amy Sharpe, Aitkin, and Daniel Stirewalt, Ironton, and grandson of Myra (Kitty) Sharpe, Crosby, and Jim and Betty Stirewalt, Deerwood.