The couple is planning an outdoor ceremony May 26, 2012. The reception will be held at the Willow Creek Golf Course Banquet Hall.
Jo Ellen graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 2005. She graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in elementary education. She teaches 5th/6th grade at Gehlen Catholic Schools in Le Mars.
Shawn graduated from MOC-Floyd Valley High School in 1999, and is a 2003 graduate of Iowa Western Community College. He is employed at Quatro Composites in Orange City.