Keith and Annette Bartels of Bethalto are announcing the engagement of their son, Jacob Bartels, to Ashlyn Duckwitz, daughter of Ron and Scarlett Duckwitz of Altamont.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Altamont Community High School, 2011 graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a 2016 graduate of Illinois State University with a Master’s of Science in Nursing. Ashlyn is employed by Central Counties Health Center in Springfield as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
The groom-elect is a 2008 graduate of Civic Memorial High School and a 2011 graduate of Ranken Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Industrial Technology. Jacob is employed by Anheuser Busch in St. Louis as a Brewer.
The couple is planning an Oct. 8, 2016, wedding at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto. A reception will follow at Edwardsville Moose in Edwardsville.
The couple will honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico.