Parents of the couple are Chico "Larry" and Peggy Gress of Waterloo, Iowa, Dean Wheeler of Trenton and Joe and Renee Bazja of Gypsum, Colo.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are Larry and Jeniene Lashley of Trenton.
The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Waterloo East High School, a 2004 graduate of North Iowa Area Community College with an Associate's Degree and a May graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Women's Studies. She is employed as a Family Support Specialist by Family Skill Building Services of North Platte.
The prospective bridegroom graduated in 2001 from Lakeside Central High School in Trenton and is a self employed farmer.
An Oct. 10, 2009 wedding is planned at the Five Sullivan Brother's Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa with a reception to immediately follow.