Madeline Burkemper, Brian Golka


John and Pam Golka of Omaha are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Brian X. Golka to Madeline R. Burkemper, daughter of Vince and Marianne Burkemper of Manchester, Mo.

Madeline is the granddaughter of Dianne Johnson and the late Paul Oliver of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Sue Oliver of Manchester, Mo., and the late Orville and Mary Carolyn Burkemper.

Brian is the grandson of Bob and Pat Golka and Verl and Leone Leckron, all of Grand Island.

The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Cor Jesu Academy in St. Louis, Mo. She is a 2014 graduate of Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., where she received her Bachelor of Arts. In 2018 she graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo. Madeline teaches third grade at Little Blue Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo.

The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of Grand Island Central Catholic and a 2013 graduate of Rockhurst University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in history, theology and philosophy. In 2014 he graduated from Creighton University with a Masters of Education. Brian teaches computer applications at Smith Hale Middle School in Kansas City, Mo.

The couple will exchange wedding vows June 15, 2019, at St. Cecilia Church in St. Louis, Mo.

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