Alyssa Clare Gagen and Jacob Edward Frank of Waterloo have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jeff and JoAnne Gagen of Freeburg. She is a graduate of Freeburg Community High School, University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a master’s degree in public administration. She is employed as a welcome specialist for the Monroe County YMCA.
The prospective bridegroom is the son of Steve and Vicki Frank of Waterloo. He is a graduate of Waterloo High School and Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a degree in agriculture systems productions. He is employed as a location manager for Gateway FS in Red Bud.
The couple are planning a Sept. 8, 2018, wedding.