Reminga–Gioutsos Lindsey Marie Reminga and Anthony George Gioutsos of Charlotte, North Carolina announce their engagement. Lindsey Marie of Charlotte, NC is the daughter of James Reminga Jr. of Rockford and Kathleen M. Reminga of Rockford. She is a 2003 graduate Rockford High School, a 2007 graduate of Grand Valley State University and is employed as a digital producer at Boone-Oakley Advertising, Charlotte, NC Anthony George of Charlotte, NC is the son of Anthony Gioutsos, of Farmington Hills, Mich. and Beata Nawrat of Northville, Mich. He is a 2001 graduate of Brother Rice High School, Bloomfield Hills and is employed by and is completing a degree in International Business at the University of NC, Charlotte. The couple is planning a September 17, 2011 wedding on the beach at Kure Beach, NC and will honeymoon at Kure Beach coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. They will reside in Charlotte, NC.
Thomson-Steigenga Jim and Gail Thomson of Rockford announce the engagement of their daughter Allison Thomson to Matt Steigenga, both of East Lansing. Allison is graduate of Rockford High School and Michigan State University, and will be graduating from Calvin College this fall. Matt is the son of Rev. Carl and Linnay Balk of Holland. He is a graduate of South Christian High School and Michigan State University (MSU). He is a real estate developer and the radio color commentator for MSU men’s basketball. Attending the wedding will be maid of honor Kirsten Thomson and best man Jeff Baker. The couple is planning a July wedding at Windmill Island Gardens of Holland. Their honeymoon will be a surprise to Allison from Matt. They will reside in East Lansing.
Whitaker–Garlets John and Amy Garlets of Rockford announce the engagement of their son Benjamin Garlets to Jeanne Marie Whitaker of Rockford. Jeanne Marie is the daughter of William and Merrily Whitaker of Webster, New York. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Cornerstone University with a masters in education. She is employed by Starbucks. Benjamin is a 2006 graduate of Rockford High School and is currently attending Grand Valley State University. He is also employed at Starbucks. The couple are planning an October 10, 2010 wedding at Nutt Farms in Ravenna, Mich. Maid-of-honor will be Kristin Whitaker, sister of the bride. Best man will be John Garlets, father of the groom. The couple will honeymoon in northern Michigan and reside in Grand Rapids.
Wetzel-Siderius Thomas and Sandra Siderius of Belmont announce the engagement of their son, Daniel, to Jennifer Wetzel. Jennifer Wetzel of Paducah, Ky., is the daughter of Conrad and Etta Wetzel of Harrisburg, Ill. She is a graduate of Harrisburg High School, Murray State University, and Kent State University. Jennifer is a library media specialist at an elementary school in the McCracken County Public Schools near Paducah. Daniel Siderius of Germantown, Md., is a graduate of Rockford High School, Michigan Technological University, and Purdue University. He is a research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md. The couple is planning a summer wedding in Grand Rapids, and will reside in Germantown, Md., following the wedding.
Belcher, Putnam Kristi Belcher and Doug Putnam of Nineveh, Ind., are planning a wedding on June 5, 2010. The future bride is the daughter of Larry and Janet Belcher of Rockford. She is a 2003 graduate of Rockford High School and a 2008 graduate of Grand Valley State University. The groom-elect is the son of Phil and Donna Putnam of Rockford. He is a 2002 graduate of Rockford High School and a 2007 graduate of Michigan Tech University. Attending the bride will be matron of honor Carmen Boehlein, bridesmaids Jordan Bock, Gwen Morris and Riley Belcher, and flower girl Julia Belcher. Attending the groom will be best man Nick Putnam, groomsmen Mark Belcher and Colin Belcher, and ring bearer Freddy Belcher. Ushers will be Jason Belcher and Eric Belcher. The wedding will be held at Our Lady of Consolation Church in Rockford and the couple will honeymoon in Outer Banks, N.C. Pitsch-Schnautz Erin Marie Pitsch of Rockford and Ryan Paul Schnautz of Comstock Park are planning a wedding on July 31, 2010. The future bride is the daughter of Michael and Holly Pitsch of Rockford. She is a 2002 graduate of Rockford High School, a 2010 graduate of Grand Valley State University and is employed by Spectrum Health. The groom-elect is the son of John and Mary Jane Schnautz of Rose City, Mich. He is a 2001 graduate of Ogemaw Heights High School, a 2005 graduate of Ferris State University and is employed by Steelcase Inc. Attending the bride will be maids of honor Caitlyn and Meghan Pitsch. Attending the groom will be best men Stephen Schnautz and Kurt Lumley. Ushers will be William Pitsch and Todd Tyrna. The wedding will be held at St. Isadore’s Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, and the couple will honeymoon in Traverse City. They will reside in Grand Rapids.