Jan and Vern Kinderknecht, of Sheldon, Iowa, and formerly of Garden City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Kinderknecht of New York City, to Mitchell Kochman, also of New York City. He is the son of Ron and Susan Kochman of Merrick, N.Y. Sara is the granddaughter of Jim and Luella Robben of Oakley; and the late Linus and Agnes Kinderknecht of Grinnell.

The bride-to-be graduated from Sheldon High School in 2010 and from Iowa State University in 2014 with bachelor's degrees in apparel design and marketing. She is the creative director at Synclaire Brands and KidsShoes.com.

Her fiancé graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 2007 and from the University of Maryland in 2011 with bachelor's degrees in accounting and information systems. He is employed as a software sales manager at IBM.

They plan to marry June 15, 2018, at The Foundry in Long Island City, N.Y.