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Benjamin J. Schmidt and Rachel Beethe, Milwaukee, announce their engagement.

Parents are the Rev. Larry and Janella Schmidt, Dent; and Ivan and Irene Beethe Grand Rapids, Mich.

Benjamin graduated in 1999 from Perham High School and entered the United States Air Force in 2001. Upon honorable discharge from the service, Benjamin enrolled at Concordia University of Wisconsin and will be graduating in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in theology.

Rachel graduated in 2003 from Lutheran High School North in Macomb, Mich. She graduated from Concordia University of Wisconsin with a bachelor's degree in social work. She is currently employed at St. Charles Youth and Family Services in Milwaukee.

A June 23, 2012 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.