Summer is the daughter of Dave and Janeen Hinkledey of Aurelia. She is a 1997 graduate of Aurelia High School and a 2001 graduate of Iowa State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and a minor in Psychology. Summer is currently employed at Kolpin Law Firm, P.C. in Aurelia as the legal secretary.
Jason is the son of Richard and Julie Heeren of Stanhope. He is a 1998 graduate of South Hamilton High School in Jewell and a 2002 graduate of Morningside College, where he received a Bachelor of Music Education degree. Jason is currently employed at Aurelia Community School as the band director, assistant speech coach and head softball coach. He is also the Storm Lake Municipal Band Director.
The couple is planning a September 10, 2005 wedding at St. John Lutheran Church, Rural Alta (Hanover).