Karin Stokke of Springfield,IL and Erik Howe of Carroll, IA are engaged to be married on May 3, 2014 in DeKalb, IL.

The daughter of Richard and Laurel Stokke of DeKalb, the bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of DeKalb High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois-Champaign in 2008 and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University Medical School in 2013. She is a resident emergency medicine physician at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

Erik is the son of Trevor and Kathy Howe of Roland, IA. He is a 2005 graduate of Roland-Story High School. He earned a political science degree from Iowa State University in 2009 and a Juris Doctor from Drake University School of Law in 2012. He is an Assistant County Attorney for Carroll and Calhoun counties.