Wayne Wilson of Atchison and Jan Wilson of Weston, Mo., are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Bernadette, to Samuel Vaughn Thiessen, son of Darrel and Pam Thiessen of Inman.
Lauren is the granddaughter of the late Marvin and Bernadette Chmidling of Leavenworth, and the late Clarence and Shirley Haddock of Atchison. She is the great niece of the late William and Marilyn Chmidling of Nortonville.
Sam is the grandson of Betty Bengston of Wichita, Virgul and Carole Bengston of Hutchinson, and the late Adolph and Lorene Thiessen of Inman.
Lauren graduated from Immaculata High School in Leavenworth in 2002. She graduated from Park University with a bachelor’s degree in applied music-piano performance in 2006. She graduated from Avila University with a master’s degree in education: teaching and learning in 2010. She is employed at the Eudora School District in Eudora.
Sam graduated from Inman High School in Inman in 2001. He graduated from Ottawa University with bachelor’s degree in information technology in 2005. He is employed at EN Engineering in Olathe.
The wedding will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Leavenworth on Oct. 20, 2012. The couple plans to reside in Baldwin City.