Elizabeth and John Wilcox Engagement Announcement

Elizabeth Bertolotto, daughter of Jerry and Ann of Sturgis, has become engaged to John Wilcox, son of Brian and Laura of Sturgis.

Wedding Date

Saturday, September 9, 2017


On Monday, March 9, 2015, it was the first day I was home for spring break. John and his parents live on a ranch 38 miles east of Sturgis, and it was the beginning of calving season.

John woke me up at 7 that morning and said we needed to go check the cows. I reluctantly rolled out of bed, got dressed and made my way to the pickup. We drove through the pasture and checked the cows, and then John took of across the pasture and up on the hill. He rolled his window down and slowed way down and acted like he was looking at something on the ground.

Suddenly he stopped and said get out I have to show you a rock. I was still groggy and trying to wake up, so I just agreed and got out. I stood there looking at the ground trying to find this rock, but didn't see anything. As I looked up to question him, he was down on one knee with a ring box in his hand. I of course said yes. But as it turns out, he had been up since 5 that morning planning everything out. He put the ring in the pickup and called my dad to ask permission; he said he was a nervous wreck, but it was obvious what my dad's answer would be.