Parents of the couple are Peg and Bryant Brooks of McCook and Steve and Janet Ronshaugen of Grand Island. Grandparents of the bride-to-be are Don and Gwenn Brooks of McCook and Margaret Mary Harr of McCook. Grandparents of the prospective bridegroom are Bob and Alva DeMarais of Bella Vista, Arkansas.
The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of McCook High School and in 2008 earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She is working on her master's degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
The prospective bridegroom is a 2005 graduate of Grand Island Senior High and in 2009 earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University. He is employed by the research department at the Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center in Lincoln and will begin studies in nuclear medicine technology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in August.
A July 10, 2010, wedding is planned at McCook.