Will marry Elizabeth McDowell and Michael Kruse are engaged to be married Aug. 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion.
McDowell is the daughter of Gary and Sue McDowell of Willmar, MN. She is a 2000 graduate of Willmar Senior High School. She attended Mankato State University and Ridgewater Community College. Currently she is a nursing student at The University of South Dakota. She is employed by SESDAC as a primary community supports instructor.
Kruse is the son of Mike and Laurie Kruse of Vermillion. he is a 2000 graduate of Vermillion High School. He attended Mankato State University and is currently employed by Louie's Carpet Cleaning in Vermillion.