Engagements, Weddings, Anniversaries

LaPanta, McMahon

MILROY — Lauren Melissa LaPanta and Marcus Christopher McMahon announce their engagement. LaPanta is the daughter of Kari LaPanta of Prior Lake and the granddaughter of Ken and Rae Ann Flesner of Milroy. She is a graduate of Farmington High School and Dakota County Technical College. McMahon ...

Beukelman, Deutz

MARSHALL — Lauren Beukelman and Austin Deutz were married Sept. 15, 2018, in Marshall. Parents of the bride are Scott and Marcia Beukelman of Marshall. Beukelman is a 2009 graduate of Canby High School and attended Minnesota State University in Mankato. She received her MBA from Southwest ...

Brewers, Collins

MARSHALL — Lindsey Brewers and Ryan Collins announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Mark (“Bert”) and Kellie Brewers of Marshall and Pat and Kim Collins of Andover. Brewers is a 2008 graduate of Marshall High School and a 2012 graduate of The University of Minnesota, ...

Begley, Kontz

MARSHALL — Kayleigh Begley and Hunter Kontz announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Mark and Margaret Begley of Omaha, Nebraska, and Jim and Jill Kontz of Marshall. Begley is a graduate of Millard North High School in Omaha and a 2017 graduate of Creighton University in Omaha ...

Gruhot, Schrunk

MARSHALL — Sarah Gruhot and Taylor Schrunk announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Mike and Sue Gruhot of Marshall and Dan and Sue Schrunk of Marshall. The couple are both 2008 Marshall High School graduates. Gruhot works at Wells Fargo Bank in Marshall. Schrunk works on the ...

Schultze, Bell

MARSHALL — Brittany Schultze and Andrew Bell announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Sherri and Tom Schultze and Lori and Bill Bell, all of Marshall. The couple are graduates of Marshall High School and South Dakota State University in Brookings. Schultze is employed at ...

Gruhot, Schrunk

MARSHALL — Sarah Gruhot and Taylor Schrunk announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Mike and Sue Gruhot of Marshall and Dan and Sue Schrunk of Marshall. The couple are both 2008 Marshall High School graduates. Gruhot works at Wells Fargo Bank in Marshall. Schrunk works on the ...

Engesser, Louwagie

COTTONWOOD — Matthew Engesser and Leiah Louwagie announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Donald Engesser of Slayton, Sandy Radke of Tracy and Patricia and the late Clarence Louwagie of Cottonwood. Louwagie is a 2006 graduate of Lakeview High School in Cottonwood and a 2010 ...

Rodewald, Stensrud

MARSHALL — Katie Rodewald and Skyler Stensrud announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Ron and Joyce Rodewald of New Ulm and Stan and Conni Stensrud of Marshall. Rodewald is a 2008 graduate of New Ulm High School and Stensrud is a 2010 graduate of Marshall High School. They ...

Swanson, Engbarth

IVANHOE — Emily Swanson and Riley Engbarth announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Deb Swanson of rural Ivanhoe, Nicole and Shaun Slegers of Lake Benton, and Nathan Engbarth of Canistota, S.D. Swanson is a 2014 graduate of Lincoln HI Ivanhoe and a 2016 graduate of ...

Bruns, Freiss

MARSHALL — Victoria Bruns and Parker Freiss announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Clyde and Joy Bruns of Green Valley, and Charles Freiss and Catherine Schlagel of Marshall. Bruns is a 2011 graduate of Marshall High School and a 2016 graduate of Minnesota West in Granite Falls ...

Schelske, Amundson

MARSHALL — Kara Schelske and Edwin Amundson announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Steve and Ronda Schelske of Reliance, S.D., and Duane and Jacqueline Amundson of Ivanhoe. Schelske is the granddaughter of Marvin Holtrop and the late LaVon Holtrop, and Ralph Schelske and the ...

Prorok, Fish

MARSHALL — Sydney Prorok and Austin Fish announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Ron and Missy Prorok of Marshall and Kevin and Chris Fish of Lincoln, Nebraska. Prorok is a 2013 graduate of Marshall High School and a 2017 graduate of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She ...

Biastock, George

MARSHALL — Abigail Biastock and Logan George announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are David and Lori Biastock of Marshall, and Robert and Lisa George of Frankfort, S.D. Biastock is a 2012 graduate of Marshall High School and a 2016 graduate of South Dakota State University in ...

Smisek, Gaines

MARSHALL — Melanie Smisek and Addison Gaines announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Paul and Connie Smisek of Marshall and Cave and Dana Gaines of Waxhaw, N.C., formerly of Marshall. Both are 2012 Marshall High School graduates. Smisek graduated with a bachelor of science in ...

Johnson, Griffin

MARSHALL — Heather Nicole Johnson and John Robert Griffin announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Robert Johnson and the late Marlene Weets of Marshall and Bruce and Diane Griffin of Lorena, Texas. Johnson graduated from the College of St. Benedict in 2007 with a bachelor’s ...

Vandendriessche, Strehlow

MARSHALL — Danica Rose Vandendriessche and Chad Curtis Strehlow announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Ron and Linda Vandendriessche of Marshall and Mark and Carrie Strehlow of Suring, Wis. Vandendriessche graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree ...

DeKok, Evans

BALATON – Amy DeKok and Derek Evans announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Roger and Karen DeKok of Mount Vernon, S.D., and Corey and Jennifer Evans of Balaton. DeKok is a 2008 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of South Dakota with ...

Deutz, Stassen

MARSHALL — Sarah Deutz and Nick Stassen announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Rick and Deb Deutz of Ghent, and Gary and Michelle Stassen of Marshall. The couple are 2010 graduates of Marshall High School. Deutz is a graduate of the College of Saint Benedict, with a bachelor of ...

Strand, Weber

WABASSO — Crystal Strand and Jason Weber announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Milan Strand and Julie Strand of Wabasso and Mark and Amy Weber of Elk River. Strand works for Health Partners in Sartell and Weber is employed by Orbital ATK in Elk River. A June 2, 2018, wedding is ...