Michael is a 2001 graduate of South O'Brien High School in Paullina, a 2003 graduate of Iowa Lakes Community College, and a 2006 graduate of Bemidji State University, with a degree in Technology Education. He is employed at Battle Creek-Ida Grove High School in Ida Grove, and he is working on his Masters in Education Leadership at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Elizabeth is a 2004 graduate of Southwest Christian High School and a 2008 graduate of Northwestern College, with a degree in accounting and business education. She is working on her MBA at Colorado Technical University.
Michael is the grandson of LeRoy and Shirley Larson, and Katherine Schnoes, all of Cherokee.
Elizabeth is the granddaughter of John and Greta DeWitt of Brandon, SD and Arlene VanEs of Orange City.
The couple are planning an August 20 wedding at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina, with a reception to follow at the American Legion in Paullina.