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Grassly and Backes

CRYSTAL LAKE – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Michelle Grassly and Nicholas Backes, both of Crystal Lake.

She is the daughter of Paul and Marie Grassly of Crystal Lake. He is the son of Doug and Kathy Backes of Crystal Lake.

The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School and a 2009 graduate of Illinois State University in Bloomington with a degree in family and consumer sciences secondary education.

She is a family consumer sciences teacher at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire.

Her fiancé is a 2005 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School and a 2009 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La., with a degree in business management.

He is a consultant for CPM Technologies in Chicago.

Their wedding will be June 22, 2013.


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