Mary Beshir of Mason City and Scott and Christine Nielsen of Remsen announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Safia Beshir and Justin Nielsen, both of Des Moines. Safia is also the daughter of the late Joshua Beshir.
The couple is planning a May 14, 2011, ceremony at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Des Moines.
Safia graduated from Iowa State University in 2008 with a communication studies and speech communication degree. Safia is employed by Nationwide Insurance in Des Moines.
Justin graduated from Iowa State University in 2008 with a degree in hotel, restaurant and institution management. Justin is employed by Johnson Brothers of Iowa in Des Moines.