Grandparents of the bride-elect are John and Ann Tilstra and the late Val and Howard Gannon. Jim's grandparents are Lorna and Jim Olson, Sr., Wayne and Margaret Rassel and the late Jens and Marjory Haahr.
A July 14, 2012, wedding is planned at the Historic Arnold's Park in Arnolds Park. The Rev. Howard Soehl, uncle of Katie, will officiate the wedding. Mr. Olson and Ms. Gannon reside in Marcus.
Katie, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, is communication specialist for Mid-Sioux Opportunities, Remsen. Jim, a graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School, is crew supervisor for Olson Construction, Marcus.