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Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:09 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:13 p.m. CDT
Nakia Schmidt and Benjamin Tuttle

Dennis and Kelly Schmidt of Pleasant Valley, Iowa, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Nakia Schmidt of Maquoketa, Iowa, to Benjamin Tuttle of Sheffield. He is the son of Lisa Tuttle and Jay Tuttle.

The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate from Maquoketa High School. She graduated from Saint Ambrose University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2011, as well as her master’s degree in occupational therapy in 2013. She is currently employed as an occupational therapist at both Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa, and Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa.

Her fiancé is a 2008 graduate from Bureau Valley High School. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Saint Ambrose University in 2012. He is currently employed as a police officer with the Sterling Police Department in Sterling.

The couple is planning a wedding for Oct. 11 at Christ the King Chapel at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

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