Stenegren and Friede
Sara Margaretha Stenegren and Anthony Fredrick William Friede, both of London, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Mats and Barbro Stenegren, Leksand, Sweden. She graduated from Media Graphic Education Center, G.U.C. Gymnasium in Uppsala, Sweden. She earned a business degree from I.H.M. Business School, Institute for Higher Marketing in Stockholm, Sweden, and is a retail account executive for Virgin Media in London. The future groom is the son of Richard and Maggie Friede, Decatur, Ill., and Patrick and Victoria Friel, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Kansas University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden. He is a management consultant with PA Consulting in London. The couple plan a summer 2010 wedding in Sweden.
Odermann and Luckie
Greg Odermann, Pratt, and Barb Odermann, Ashland, along with Mark and Terrie Luckie, Ashland, announce the engagement of their children, Amber D. Odermann and Ryan T. Luckie, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Ashland High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Kansas University and is a credit analyst in commercial lending at US Bank in Lawrence. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Ashland High. He plans to graduate with an applied behavioral science degree with emphasis in juvenile justice and youth development from KU in May. He is an assistant teaching parent at O’Connell Youth Ranch in Lawrence. The couple plan a Sept. 19, 2009, wedding at Snake Creek Ranch in Ashland.
Krysztof and Delaney
Steve and Lori Krysztof, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Krysztof, Baldwin City, to Martin Delaney, Fayetteville, N.C. The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Baldwin High School. She is attending nursing school at Pittsburg State University and plans to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in May. The future groom is the son of Ricky and Paula Reeder, Ewing, Mo. He is a 2004 graduate of Junction City High School. He attended Pittsburg State University and is a military policeman in the U.S. Army. He is serving as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. The couple plan a June 20, 2009, wedding at Annunciation Catholic Church in Baldwin City.
Shanks and Lokay
John Shanks and Kathryn Shanks, both of Phoenix, announce the engagement of their daughter Jensina Shanks to Joseph Lokay, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Genesis Academy of Phoenix. She is studying to be a licensed cosmetologist and is a photographer at Picture Me Portrait Studios. The future groom is the son of William Crabb, Topeka, and Martha White, Lawrence. He is a 1995 graduate of Topeka High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in organismal biology from Kansas University in 2002 and is a program manager at Vangent Inc. in Lawrence. The couple plan a June 14, 2009, wedding in Lawrence.
Ken and Marilyn Lahm will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family brunch Sunday at Alvamar Country Club. Ken Lahm and Marilyn Happs were married Feb. 15, 1949, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa. The couple moved to Lawrence in 1958. Ken worked for DuPont for 42 years and retired in 1989. Marilyn is a retired licensed practical nurse. Their children are Raymond, Kamuela, Hawaii; David and wife Nancy, Lawrence; Sandra Gilliland and husband Keith, Lawrence; and Fred Lahm and wife Christine, Broken Arrow, Okla. They have eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Fred and Ruth Ramseyer, De Soto, formerly of Lawrence, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends at an open house from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 28 at the home of Roger and Carroll Ramseyer, 14685 Kill Creek Road, Gardner. Fred Ramseyer and Ruth Metsinger were married on March 1, 1939, in Lamar, Mo. The couple originally lived in Lamar and moved later to the Lawrence area, after Fred became employed at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant. The couple also farmed in Jefferson County, before moving into Lawrence in 1971. Ruth worked in food service for the Lawrence schools. Fred later worked for Allsman Corp. and in maintenance for Kansas University. Their children are Roger and wife Carroll, Mary Ann Marquette and the late Raymond Marquette, and William “Billy” Eugene, who died as a child. They have four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts, but would enjoy cards sent to their current residence, Hillside Village, 33600 W. 85th Street, De Soto, Kan. 66018. Directions to the reception are available from Roger at (913) 856-4642, or email@example.com.
Orville and Judy Johanning, rural Baldwin City, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with family at their home on Feb. 21. The couple were married Feb. 21, 1969, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, in Baldwin City, and have since lived on their family farm. Their children are Amy Johanning, Enfield, Conn., and Carrie Gregoire, Topeka.
Don and Shari Raybern, Lawrence, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today. The occasion was celebrated earlier with a family trip to Puerto Vallarto, Mexico, in December. Don Raybern and Shari Vick were married Feb. 14, 1969, at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. The couple have two daughters, Jennifer Raybern, Ottawa, and Kelli Hedges, Auckland, New Zealand.
Caldwell and Taylor
Spencer Caldwell, St. Louis, and Betsi Anderson, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Caldwell, to Terry Taylor, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She attended Kansas University and is studying for nursing degree. She is employed by Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The future groom is the son of Loyd Taylor, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Rose Durband, Aberdeen, S.D. He is a graduate of Lincoln High School, Sioux Falls, S.D. He attended Mankato State University and is the president of Hunt Industries, a Lawrence promotion company. The couple plan a May 23, 2009, wedding at the home of Betsi and Bob Anderson, Lawrence.
Rita and McGlumphry
Cheryl Healey, Lawrence, announces the engagement of her daughter, Erin Rita, Lawrence, to Kelly McGlumphry, Topeka. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Michael Rita. She is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School and is employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Topeka. The future groom is the son of Mike and Jeni Martin, Topeka, and Gary and Bonnie McGlumphry, Iowa City, Iowa. He is a 1986 graduate of Iowa City High School and is also employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Topeka. The couple plan an Oct. 10, 2009, wedding in Tonganoxie.
Stotts and Peters
Amy Stotts and Joshua Peters, both of Westerville, Ohio, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Miles Stotts, Baldwin City, and the late Kathy Jardon. She is a 2001 graduate of Baldwin High School and attended Kansas University and Antoine du Chez Hairdressing Academy in Denver. She is a nanny. The future groom is the son of Deborah Sumner, Corbin, Ky. He is a 1999 graduate of South Laurel High School in London, Ky. He plans to graduate from DeVry University this summer and is employed by JPMorganChase. The couple plan a Sept. 16, 2009, wedding at Stony Point Hall, Baldwin City.