The couple is planning a Nov. 5, 2011, wedding at Blessed Sacrament Church in Sioux City. The reception will be held at the Hinton Community Center.
Heidi graduated from Akron-Westfield High School in 2007. She graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College in 2009 with an associate of science degree in criminal justice. She is employed at CenturyLink and North Star Services.
Russell is a 2006 graduate of West High School in Sioux City. He graduated from Briar Cliff University with a bachelor of science degree with majors in chemistry and biology and a minor in psychology. He is currently working on his master's degree in food safety at Michigan State University. He is employed at Sue Bee Honey as a lab technician.