The bride-to-be grandparents are Ellsworth and Grace Schechinger of Manilla, LaDean and MaryAnn Bechen of Ida Grove and Clair and Madeline Seuntjens of Danbury. The groom-to-be grandparents are Marian Holzman of Alton.
Bechen graduated from the Anthon Oto High School in 2001 and from Kirkwood Community College in May 2003 with an Associate of Arts Degree in Human Services. In Dec. 2004, Bechen graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Services. She is currently employed by Lutheran Social Services in Milwaukee, Wisc. She serves as a program manager and facilitiates and oversees an adult family home for persons with severe mental and physical disabilities reside. She is planning to enroll in graduate school to attain a Masters Degree in social work, focusing on community mental health.
Dunn attended school in Aurelia until his 12th year. He graduated from Woodbury Central High School in 1999. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Gurad in Aug. 1999 and is still currently enlisted. He is trained as an electronics technician in Petaluma, Calif. He was transferred from San Diego to Milwaukee where he is currently serving. Dunn is a First Class Petty Officer.