Mechaelsen and Ruden engagement

Tim and Rhonda Mechaelsen, of Kamrar and Mark and Susie Ruden, of Le Mars, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Derek Mechaelsen and Melissa Ruden, of West Des Moines.

The couple is planning a June 1, 2013, wedding at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Le Mars. The reception will be held at the Le Mars Convention Center.

Derek is a 2005 graduate of Northeast Hamilton High School and a 2009 graduate of Briar Cliff University. He is employed as a home mortgage consultant at Wells Fargo.

Melissa is a 2007 graduate of Le Mars Gehlen Catholic High School and a 2011 graduate of Briar Cliff University. She is employed as a consultant with Accenture.