Photo by Rachel Wittrock
The 2016 Distinguished Service Award recipients included Joe Bares for Outstanding Young Jordanite, Mark Kreuser for Outstanding Agriculturalist and Deb and Roger Anderson for the Distinguished Service Award. Jim Terwedo presented the Andersons with their award.
2019 Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Service Award (DSA) Banquet
Distinguished Service Award
1974 William Sobiech 1975 Geno Taddei
1976 Paul Sunder 1977 Rosemary Lucius
1978 Bill Breimhorst 1979 Jerry Langswierdt
1980 Ray Joachim, Sr. 1981 Henry Hauer
1982 Willy Pauly 1983 Mel Wermerskierchen
1984 Earl Hedstrom 1985 Dorothy Kipp
1986 W.L. "Ole" Olson 1987 John Breimhorst
1988 Roman Radermacher 1989 Peter J. Schmitt, Jr.
1990 Ed Breunig 1991 Gerald & Anna Sandey
1992 Lee & Marilyn Radermacher 1993 Loren Jabs
1994 Jack Laughridge 1995 Don Tillman
1996 Rick Lockert 1997 Marge Slavicek
1998 Roman Wermerskirchen 1999 Dr. Paul Stahler
2000 Robert Wolf 2001 Jiv Pauly
2002 Edmund Bowler 2003 Dick Ames
2004 Weymuth "Weymie" Kerkow 2005 Roland Sunder
2006 Dale Oldenberg 2007 Howard & Char Senske 2008 Ronald Jabs 2009 James Terwedo
2010 Darrell Nelson 2011 Colleen Eischens
2012 Trudy Smith 2013 Butch Mamer
2014 Deborah Pauly 2015 Deb & Roger Anderson
The annual Distinguished Service Award (DSA) Banquet is held each year to honor individuals of the Jordan community for distinguished service and outstanding achievement in the following areas:
The Outstanding Young Jordanite recognizing a young adult for outstanding community service (typically 40 years old or younger).
The Outstanding Agriculturalist Award for achievement in the field of agriculture.
The Distinguished Service Award is given in recognition of years of outstanding community service.
The DSA awards banquet is sponsored by the Jordan Commercial Club. Nominations are wanted for individuals who may be worth of one of the awards. Nominations should be turned in by Feb. 2 to Jordan Legal Services, 952-492-2800.
Winner will be announced by the end of February 2019.
Outstanding Young Jordanite Award
1974 Jane Klehr 1975 Ken Eischens
1976 Ed Breimhorst 1977 Lois Rausch
1978 Ron Bloomquist 1979 Patricia Will
1980 Dennis Lambrecht 1981 Sam Colling
1982 John Breunig 1983 Ron Jabs
1984 Bill Rutz 1985 Dale Oldenburg
1986 Linda Scharpe 1987 Mary Oldenburg
1988 Rolf Hafslund 1989 Connie Hennen
1990 Brenda Lieske 1991 Steve & Bonnie Barnd
1992 Char Voigt 1993 Norma Bendzick & Nancy Goss
1994 Ken Daak 1995 Bruce Matson
1996 Barb Tieben 1997 Dawn Jabs
1998 David E. Holzer 1999 Anna Unger
2000 Ray Sandey 2001 Anne Pekarna Wolf
2002 Sharon Pauly 2003 Dr. Chuck Cook
2004 Pam Beckman 2005 Jeremy Goebel
2006 Daryl Worm 2007 Sarah Flynn
2008 Josh Barnd 2009 Donna Will
2010 Heather Briese 2011 Julie Beckius
2012 Tom Colling 2013 Allen Houdek
2014 Tom Nikunen 2015 Joe Bares
Honored at 2014 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) banquet: Butch Mamer won the Distinguished Service Award, Iran Beckman won the Outstanding Agriculturalist award, and Allen Houdek (Not Pictured) won Outstanding Young Jordanite award.
Honored at 2012 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) banquet: Colleen Eischens (left) won the Distinguished Service Award, Joseph Hentges won the Outstanding Agriculturalist award, and Julie Beckius won Outstanding Young Jordanite award.
2019 DSA Banquet
Ridges Golf Course, Jordan
5:00 PM Social
6:00 PM Dinner with Banquet to follow.
Ticket $10.00 Per Person
Ticket can be purchased at
Frandsen, Hometown, and Riverland Banks in Jordan.
Honored at 2013 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) banquet were (from left): Robert Menke, Outstanding Agriculturalist; Trudy Smith, DSA and Tom Colling, Outstanding Young Jordanite.
Outstanding Agriculturalist Award
1974 Larry Koniarski 1975 Robert Wermerskirchen
1976 Marvin Klehr 1977 Dick Hutchinson
1978 Murray Schmitz 1979 Larry Malz
1980 Duane Deutsch 1981 Michael Seifert
1982 John "Topper" Sponsel 1983 Les Quatmann
1984 Kenneth Hentges 1985 Joe McAndrews
1986 Francis Beuch 1987 Mark Krautkremer
1988 Richard Stocker 1989 Jeffrey Riesgraf
1990 Carl Schoenbauer 1991 Dave Stemig
1992 Rich Lambrecht 1993 Marty Huss
1994 Mark Hentges 1995 Mike Wolf
1996 Doug Kes 1997 Kevin Slack
1998 Marvin Geis 1999 Ben Robling
2000 Vern Wick 2001 Donald Stocker
2002 Mark Pieper 2003 Duane Kuechle
2004 Mark Wolf 2005 Richard & Michelle Marshall
2006 Marv & Cathy Kes 2007 Timothy Sonnek
2008 Pete Beckius 2009 James Dubbe
2010 Arnie Simon 2011 Joseph Hentges
2012 Robert Menke 2013 Ira Beckman
2014 Jon Dvorak 2015 Mark Krueser
Honored at 2015 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) banquet: Deb Pauly won the Distinguished Service Award, Jon Dvorak won the Outstanding Agriculturalist award, and Tom Nikunen won Outstanding Young Jordanite award.