Sunday, July 8, 2007

Larry and Helen Ballmann of Marthasville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Ballmann, to Eric Stern. He is the son of Lloyd and Linda Stern of Chester, Ill.

Ballmann is a 1999 graduate of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington, Mo. She received a bachelor of science degree in dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003, and a master of science in exercise and nutrition science from Southeast in 2006. She is employed by American Renal Associates Metro St. Louis Dialysis Center in Florissant, Mo.

Stern is a 1995 graduate of Chester High School. He received an associate of science degree in computer aided manufacturing from John A. Logan Community College in 1998, and expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology from Southern Illinois University in 2008. He is employed at the Boeing Co. in St. Louis.

An Aug. 18 wedding is planned at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Dutzow, Mo.