DeBoode-Bouwkamp David and Char Bouwkamp of Rockford are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Bouwkamp, to Kate DeBoode of Jenison. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Paul and Sue DeBoode of Jenison. She is a 2003 graduate of Jenison High School and 2008 graduate of Grand Valley State University, and is currently employed by Saint Mary’s Health Care. The groom-elect is the son of David and Char Bouwkamp and Rhonda Williams, all of Rockford. He is a 2001 graduate of Rockford High School, and is currently employed by Centennial Wireless. Attending the wedding will be best man Chad Maier, maid of honor Tricia Baumhower, along with groomsmen Chad McCoy, Matt Bouwkamp, Chris Meuser, Jerrad Reichert, Eric DeBoode, and bridesmaids Jodi MacFarland, Kieri Vis, Jodie Eaton, Cori TenHarmsel and Stephanie Wietecha. An August 15, 2009, ceremony is planned at Rosewood Reformed Church in Jenison, and the couple will honeymoon in Mexico. The couple plans to reside in Walker.
Newkirk-Homrich Danielle E. Newkirk and Brandon K. Homrich are engaged to be married in May, 2009 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Belmont. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Rockford High School, and is currently enrolled in Excel Academies of Cosmetology in Grand Rapids. Danielle is the daughter of Christopher and Mary Newkirk of Rockford. The future groom is a 2005 graduate of Rockford High School, and is awaiting initial Boot Camp assignment in the United States Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, beginning in the summer of 2009. Brandon is the son of Kenneth and Cynthia Homrich of Rockford.
Mari E. Wylie and Christian A. Bravo-Ortiz are engaged and plan to wed on Saturday, April 18, 2009. Mari is a graduate of Rockford High School and attended Michigan School of Canine Cosmetology in Lansing. Christian graduated from Univer and the Universidad de Especialidades, both in Guadalajara, Mexico. Parents of the bride are Robert and Rose Wylie of Rockford. Parents of the groom are Jesus Bravo of Holland, Michigan and Luz Ortiz of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Mike and Joyce Bolthouse of Rockford announce the engagement of their daughter Melanie Bolthouse to James Gavie to be united in marriage on April 25, 2009. The bride is a 2000 graduate of Rockford High School and a 2004 graduate of Northern Michigan University. Melanie is employed by Holland Sentinel. The groom is a 1993 graduate of Northview High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of Michigan. James is employed by Gentex Corp. The grooms parents are Michael and Sheri Gavie of Grand Rapids. The couple will honeymoon on a cruise out of Fort Lauderdale, and will reside in Grand Rapids. Their attendants will be Heather Bolthouse, matron of honor, Jenna Laux, junior bridesmaid, and Jason Gavie, best man.
DeSutter-Poot Rebecca Lindsay DeSutter and Jason James Poot of Dayton, Ohio are planning a wedding on March 28, 2009. The future bride is the daughter of Donald and Victoria DeSutter of Fairborn, Ohio. She graduated in 1999 from Ursuline Collegiate High School and is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. The future groom is the son of Jim and Valerie Poot of Rockford. He graduated from Rockford High School in 1998 and is a graduate of Central Michigan University. The wedding will take place in Dayton, Ohio.