The couple is planning a Jan. 4, 2009, wedding on the cruise ship Carnival Legend. Fifty of their family and friends will join them for their wedding and then set sail in the Western Carribean for eight days.
Tonia is a 1996 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School. She then attended Iowa State. Tonia is employed at Wells' Dairy Inc.
Patrick is a 2001 graduate of Le Mars Community High School and a 2003 graduate of North West Iowa Community College in Sheldon with an associate of applied science degree in truck and diesel technology. He is employed with Kellen Excavation.
A reception and dance is planned for Feb. 28, 2009, at Le Mars Convention Center for those unable to attend the wedding.