Grandparents are Mary Schwerdt of McDonald, Kan., the late Kermit Downing and the late Donald Schwert, Irene Burkhalter of Benkelmen and the late Arthur Burkhalter, the late Rev. Cullen and Pearl Haymon, Ivy Craig of Ashalnd, Ore. and the late Delbert Dare.
The bride-to-be attended Cheylin Elementary of Bird City and was homeschooled throughout high school. She is a 2006 graduate of McCook Community College with an Associate of Science degree.
The prospective bridegroom attended Central Elementary School, is a graduate of Calvary Apostolic Academy of Denver, Colo. and attended the Front Range Community College of Commerce City. He is employed by Nestle-Purina.
The couple is planing an Aug. 18, 2007, ceremony at the Tonebrook Gardens and Manor in Thornton, Colo.