Miss Rowe, Hartje planning September 18 wedding in Colorado

Mr. and Mrs. L. Abraham Rowe Jr. of Brandon announces the engagement of their daughter, Rhea Kay Rowe, to Luke F. Hartje of Ft. Collins, Colo.

The bride–elect is the granddaughter of John and Margaret McAleese of Brandon and Lawrence and the late Carolyn Rowe of Clinton. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Kevin and Deena Hartje of Colorado Springs, and the grandson of Jean and the late Fred Skaro of Grand Forks, N.D., and Thelma and the late Keith Hartje of St. Thomas, N.D.

Miss Rowe is an Alpha Omega 2010 graduate of St Andrew’s Episcopal School. She attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, for her freshman year before transferring to the University of Mississippi. She was graduated from Ole Miss in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. At Ole Miss she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She attends Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, and is pursuing her doctorate in biochemistry.

Hartje is a 2011 graduate of the University of California, Davis. He was graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. He has also earned his master’s of biochemistry and is on track to receive his doctorate in biochemistry at Colorado State University, Ft Collins, in May.

The couple’s wedding party will include Elly Jackson of Charlottesville, Va. Christina Holy McRae of Jackson, Maggie Olander of Dallas, and Maggie Hartje of Sacramento. Groomsmen are Nick Gregoire of Loveland, Colo., Kaleb Hartje of Minneapolis, and Kevin and Dylan Lindsey of Santa Maria, Calif.

The couple will exchange vows September 18, at Mary’s Lake Lodge in Estes Park Colo., with a reception following at the lodge.


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