Jeff and Jeanne Wolf of Webster Groves announce the engagement of their son, Matthew Wolf, to Jennifer Leigh Bachus, daughter of Steve and Jill Bachus of Nashville, Tenn. The couple met through mutual friends while Jennifer was attending school at St. Louis University, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She is utilization management nurse consultant at Aetna/Coventry Healthcare. Matthew, a 2005 graduate of St. John Vianney High School, is a driver for Sysco Distribution. The couple resides in Creve Coeur. A September wedding is planned followed by a honeymoon in Jamaica.
Bob and Jan Chamberlin of Webster Groves announce the engagement of their daughter, Katharine Chamberlin, to Robert Tate, son of Larry and Joyce Tate, of Worthington, Ohio. Katharine received a bachelor of arts in history and political science and a master of arts in international relations from Webster University. Robert received bachelor of arts degrees in ancient history and classics, and anthropology from Ohio State University and a master of art in Near Eastern languages and civilizations from the University of Chicago. The bride-to-be works in arts administration; her fiancé works for the federal government. A November wedding is planned at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves.
Fred Houser, longtime Des Peres resident, and Jane Bolliger, longtime Webster Groves and Kirkwood resident, were married July 18. Both now live at Aberdeen Heights in Kirkwood. The couple met while playing at the couple's bridge club on Wednesdays at Westborough Country Club. Both were previously married to other spouses for over 50 years.
Kevin Staten of Kirkwood has joined HOK as a design professional in St. Louis. He will work with the architectural team to prepare drawings and assist in document preparation. Among Staten's assignments is the proposed new St. Louis NFL stadium.
Cheri Fortney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brockelmeyer and a native of Webster Groves, earned her doctor of education from University of Missouri-St. Louis in May. Dr. Fortney works as the director of K-12 for the Franklin County Special Education Cooperative in St. Clair, Mo. She lives in Beaufort, Mo., with her husband, John Fortney, and their children, Caroline and Joseph.
Cooper Fritzlen, son of Robert Fritzlen and the late Nancy Cooper of Kirkwood and a 2015 graduate of St. John Vianney High School, was one of five students in the St. Louis area to receive a college scholarship from Arsenal Credit Union this year. He will use it toward a degree in biology or animal science at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Leslie Stone Cerny, Michelle Gegel and Jacob Edward Luetzow of Kirkwood and Samuel Meyers and Mary Ann Schloemann of Webster Groves each recently graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology with a bachelor of science. Cerny, graduating cum laude, majored in architectural engineering and civil engineering; Gegel, graduating summa cum laude, majored in mechanical engineering; Luetzow, graduating cum laude, majored in nuclear engineering; Meyers, graduating cum laude, majored in biological science; and Schloemann, graduating cum laude, majored in civil engineering.
Deborah Schlitt Ph.D. received a Lifetime Achievement Award in June at the Annual Missouri Psychological Association convention, held in St. Louis. Schlitt is public education coordinator for the Missouri Psychological Association and has been past president of the association. She has been in private practice with her husband, Robert Schlitt, for 30 years, 20 of those in Webster Groves.
Margaret Gender of Kirkwood took first place in her age group and was the eighth woman overall in the Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon held July 25 in Springfield, Ill. She swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 miles.
Area students recently graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.: Brian Labelle of Des Peres, with a bachelor of science degree in computer science; Luke Hagerty of Kirkwood with a bachelor of arts in political science; and Riley Konzen of Webster Groves with a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary international affairs.
Mckenzie Lodholz, a 2015 Kirkwood High School graduate, has been installed as the Grand Worthy Advisor for 2015 for Missouri at the Grand Assembly of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. Brandi Parrott, a Webster Groves High School student, was named Grand Page to the Supreme Worthy Advisor. Both girls are part of the St. Louis Assembly #3 of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls which meets in Kirkwood.
As a member of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point men's rugby team, newly-commissioned 2Lt. Collum Magee of Glendale has been named an All-American by USA Rugby, landing on the second team. He graduated in May from the academy as a second lieutenant. After graduating, he branched field artillery and will be stationed at Vilseck, Germany, as a member of the 2nd Calvary Regiment after completing officer training at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. Magee is the son of Glendale Mayor Rich Magee and Peggy Magee.