Desiree Alexis Dhesse of Edwardsville and Dustin Phillip Wheeler of Edwardsville are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. She is the daughter of Paul and Amber Dhesse of Spring Valley, and the granddaughter of Cheryl Stowe and the late John Stowe, and the late Arthur Dhesse and the late Shirley Dhesse. He is the son of Jim Wheeler of Streator and Jodee Wheeler of Marseilles, and the grandson of Ed and Paula Wheeler, Jennie Meagher and the late Leo Meagher.
The bride-elect graduated from Hall High School and received an associate degree in science from Illinois Valley Community College. She will graduate from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville in May with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a focus on medical sciences and a minor in chemistry and psychology. She plans to pursue a doctorate in optometry.
Her fiancé graduated from Ottawa High School and received a certificate in trucking from Illinois Valley Community College. He is currently employed at Walgreen’s Distribution Center in Edwardsville.
The couple will be married June 7 at Hornbaker Gardens in Princeton. A reception will be at Schwartz’s Barn in Utica.