KatieAustin Sheldon

Our Love Story

We met through a mutual friend in the summer of 2008. In May of 2009 we began dating. The road was not always smooth, but we always managed to ride them without damages. In May of 2011, Austin swore in to the United States Army. On July 5th, Austin left for Basic at Ft. Jackson and Katie started the Vet Tech program at Kirkwood. The next 6 months were filled with many letters, few phone calls, and sleepless nights. We were able to spend 2 days together at Austin’s Basic Graduation. On December 1st, Austin finally came home. In May of 2012, Austin proposed ( Finally :) ). Since then, we were blessed to be able to purchase a home in Dyersville, Iowa. We love each other’s weird humor and always seem to be entertaining each other with our quirky ways. In February 2014, we added a new addition to our family, a puppy named Sheldon.  He keeps us on our toes and constantly laughing. We look forward to many days as husband and wife.

About Us

Austin DeFlieger

Austin was born in Dubuque, Iowa to Khris and Jill. He grew up in Cascade and Epworth, Iowa. He has one brother, Will. In 2011, Austin joined the United States Army as a Petroleum Supply Specialist and his unit is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He loves working, fixing, tinkering, and doing anything that involves computers. Currently, Austin lives in Dyersville, Iowa and works as a pig farmer at Organic Swine Co.

Katie Christensen

Katie was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Doug and Ann. She grew up in Dubuque, Iowa. She has one sister, Allison. She enjoys spending her summers at Camp Little Cloud teaching girls about horses and changing girls’ lives. Katie graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2013 with a Veterinary Technician degree. Currently she lives in Dyersville and works as a Vet Tech at Animal Health Clinic.