Austin Steichen and Emily Oettchen of Spirit Lake, Iowa are engaged to be married May 11, 2013 at Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook. Emily is the daughter of Randy and Tamara Oettchen of Gladbrook and granddaughter of Herb and Caroline Oettchen of Gladbrook and Marlys Hiatt of Maxwell.
Austin is the son of Daniel and Suanne Steichen of Remsen, Iowa and grandson of William Gates of Sioux City, Iowa. The couple attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls,
Austin is an Account Manager for Airgas LLC in Spencer and Emily works in Member Services for the Bedell Family YMCA of Spirit Lake.