Mr. Jim Klund and Mrs. Nancy Hirsch, both of St. Louis, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara Lynn Klund, to Brian Michael Hoders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hoders of Lakeworth, Fla.

    The bride-to-be graduated from Visitation Academy in 2000. She earned a B.A. in marketing from University of Dayton in 2004 and is currently an account manager at Smiths Medical.

    The future groom received a B.A. in management from Drake University in 2003. He is employed by Synovis MCA as a regional manager of surgical sales.

    Kara and Brian were neighbors in Chicago when they met. While on a weekend trip, he proposed at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. A September wedding is planned at Meadowbrook Country Club. Following a honeymoon in Italy, the couple will reside in Chicago. LN

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