Patricia Buttke of San Antonio, Texas, and James Nelson of El Paso, Texas, are engaged to be married Sept. 29 at the First Presbyterian Church in El Paso.
Buttke is the daughter of Joni Buttke of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tom Buttke of Weston, Conn.
She is a 2001 graduate of Weston High School, a 2005 graduate of Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biochemistry and a 2009 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, with a doctor of medicine.
She is a captain in the U.S. Army, currently completing her third post-graduate year in her ophthalmology residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio.
Nelson is the son of Wayne and Laurie Nelson of Willmar.
He is a 2001 graduate of Willmar Senior High School, a 2005 graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, and a 2009 graduate of Creighton University, College of Medicine, with a doctor of medicine.
He is a captain in the U.S. Army, currently completing his third post-graduate year in his orthopedics residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso.