The bride-elect, daughter of Raymond and the late Janet Fries of Norwalk, is a graduate of St. Paul High School. She received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Defiance College and received master degrees from Bowling Green State University in curriculum and teaching and administration. Melissa is the mayor of the Village of Monroeville, teaches kindergarten at Monroeville Elementary School and is a seasonal associate in the live entertainment department of Cedar Point.
The groom-elect, son of the late Mike and Carol Seip of Norwalk and Cheryl and Rusty Hrabe of Stockton, Kan., is a graduate of Stockton High School in Kansas. Travis is a driver for A1 Transport Company of Toledo.
The couple is planning a December 2017 wedding at St. Paul Catholic Church in Norwalk.