Rayne and Cheryl Balwanz of LaVista would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Joshua A. Balwanz, to Joanie D. McCracken, daughter of Randy and Cam McCracken of Manhattan, Kan.
The prospective groom graduated in 2006 with a business management degree from Northwest Missouri State University, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Josh is employed as a sales representative at RSA Archer in Overland Park, Kan.
The bride-to-be graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. She also attended Kansas University, where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Joanie is a post-renal transplant coordinator at St. Luke Hospital-Plaza in Kansas City.
Josh proposed to Joanie while on vacation in Florida. The couple plan a 4 p.m. wedding on April 12, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.
Published in the Omaha World-Herald on July 14, 2013