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Kayla Michelle Kern and Ryan Lee Ochs, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The future bride is the daughter of Kevin and Cathy Kern of Vandalia. She is the granddaughter of Merle and Phyllis Kern of Pittsburg, and Larry Baldock, and Norma Walker and the late Bill Walker, all of Vandalia.
She is a 2008 graduate of Vandalia Community High School and a 2010 graduate of Kaskaskia College with an associate’s degree in nursing.
She is currently employed at Greenville Regional Hospital Family Birth Center as a registered nurse.
The future groom is the son of Vince and Cathy Ochs of Vandalia. He is the grandson of Earl and Susan Urfer of Dundas, Art and Judy Tolbert of Olney, and Virginia Ochs and the late Jacob Ochs of Newton.
He is a 2008 graduate of Vandalia Community High School and is currently employed at Midwest Tractor Sales as a sales and precision farming specialist in Vandalia.
The couple are planning an October 2012 wedding at First Baptist Church in Vandalia, with a reception to follow at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.