Molly DeClerck and Kyle Keppler, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
The future bride is the daughter of Steve and LeeAnn DeClerck and Becky DeClerck, all of Vandalia. She is a 2006 graduate of Vandalia Community High School and is currently attending Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. She is in her last year of elementary education instruction and will be student teaching in Fairview Heights, Ill. She is currently employed at Ponderosa in Vandalia.
The future groom is the son of Kevin and Shelly Keppler of Vandalia. He is a 2005 graduate of Vandalia Community High School and he has an associate's degree from Kaskaskia College. He is currently an airman in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated in February from basic training with high honors and was the dorm chief of Flight 164. He is currently located at Ft. Leonard Wood and will graduate on Aug. 25, with a civil engineering certificate. He will be deploying to Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany in late September.
The couple are planning a 7 p.m. wedding on Sept. 10, at Mother of Dolores Catholic Church in Vandalia.