Ruta is the daughter of Dr. Alexander and Lynn Pareigis of Coal Valley, Ill. Ruta is a 2003 graduate of Alleman High School in Rock Island, Ill. and a 2007 graduate of The University of Iowa, with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She is currently attending Medical School at The University of Illinois.
Nick is the son of Virginia Menke and Dr. Timothy Menke both of Cherokee. Nick is a 1997 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School in Cherokee and a 2001 graduate of Luther College, with a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training. He is currently working at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Illionois.
The couple will be married at St. Maria Goretti Church in Coal Valley, Illinois on July 5, 2008 followed by a reception at the Radisson Quad City Plaza