Ken and Jean Erickson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Jean Erickson, to Frederick Deon Parham, son of Frederick and Ruby Parham.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Virgil and Ruth Erickson and Walter and Marvis Vierthaler. She is 1999 graduate of Monroe High School and a 2001 graduate from Madison Cosmetology. The future bride owns her own business in Milwaukee.
The groom-to-be is the grandson of Johnnie Miller and Renesie Phifer and Frederick Sr. and Dorothy Parham. He is a 1997 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he majored in management information systems (MIS) and minored in economics. The future groom is an application engineer at Provade in Milwaukee.
The couple plans to marry in May 2013 in Riviera Maya, Mexico, surrounded by family. A reception is planned for Aug. 24 in Milwaukee. The couple resides in Milwaukee.