Renee is a 2003 graduate of Battle Creek-Ida Grove High School. She attended Morningside College and received a bachelor of science degree in business administration and marketing in 2007. She currently works at Wal-Mart in Sioux City in customer service management.
Ryan is a 2002 graduate of Remsen-Union High School and currently farms with his dad at Remsen.
The couple is planning a Sept. 18, 2010, wedding at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury, with a reception to follow at Dana Hall in Danbury.