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Dale and Karen Straatmann, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy, to Todd Hefele, son of John and Diane Hefele, Kirkwood.

Christy is a graduate of Borgia High School and Truman State University. She is employed as a seventh-grade science teacher in the Valley Park School District.

Todd is a graduate of CBC High School and the University of Missouri — Columbia. He is employed as a police officer for the city of St. Louis.

The couple plan a June 21, 2013, wedding at St. Gerard Catholic Church, Kirkwood.