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Engagement Announced

Posted July 2, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Benjamin Wolthuizen
Brittany Flack

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Lisa Wolthuizen of Akron, Iowa, proudly announce the union of their son Benjamin Charles Wolthuizen in Holy Matrimony to Miss Brittany Ann Flack, daughter of Leonard and Kelli Flack of LeMars, Iowa.

Benjamin attends Iowa State University and currently is employed as an Equity Investor at Principal Global Investors in Des Moines. Brittany attended the University of Iowa and Iowa State and will start Optometry School at Northeastern State University Oklahoma’s College of Optometry in August.

The wedding date has been set for August 1, 2015 with the ceremony held at St. Joseph’s Church- All Saints Parish in LeMars, Iowa. Benjamin and Brittany will reside in Tahlequah, Oklahoma after the

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