The President’s Society


Visionaries Society ($2,500,000 +)

Joseph* and Janice Lueken/The Joseph and Janice Lueken Family Foundation

Trustees Society ($1,000,000 +)

The George W. Neilson Foundation

Michael and Tracy Roberge


Chancellors Society ($500,000 +)

3M, Inc.

Keith and Maria Johanneson/Marketplace Food and Drug

Edwin* and Myra* Johnson

Sam and Peggy* Johnson

David and Brenda Odegaard

Paul Bunyan Communications

Wayne and Beverly Thorson

Benefactors Society ($250,000 +)

Dr. M. James and Nancy Bensen

Doug and Sue Fredrickson/Big Oaks Foundation

M. Fern Birnstihl*

First National Bank Bemidji

Elfrida B. Glas*

Kirk and Penny Gregg/Gregg Family Charitable Fund

Kathryn K. Hamm*

Dr. Ruth Howe and Merril Thiel

John and Delphine Jacobsen

Robin Norgaard Kelleher

Elwood and Jean Largis

Eva Lind*

John W. Marvin

Susan Marvin and Keith Schwartzwald

Mary A. Mushel*

Trudy and Kevin Rautio

Rich and Joyce Siegert/Edgewater Group (Hampton Inn & Suites, Green Mill)

David and Kathryn Sorensen

George and Sandra Thelen

Security Bank USA

Steve and Lauren Vogt

Directors Society ($100,000 +)

Donald G. Anderson* and Vicki Brown

Trent and Beth Baalke

Bank Forward

Ron Batchelder

Jeffrey and Kathy Baumgartner/Circle B Properties

Big North Distributing, Inc.

Fred Breen*

Raymond Breen*

Dr. Almond and Shalyn Clark/Al Clark’s Formula 4 Success

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Bemidji, Inc.

Dr. Donald* and Petra DeKrey

Dondelinger GM

Enbridge Energy

Kenneth and Mary* Erickson

Dr. Bruce and Mary Jo Falk

Federated Insurance

Anthony S. Gramer

Russell* and Gudrun* Harding

Dr. Evan and Elaine* Hazard

Paul and Lynn Hunt

Christine Janda*

Margaret H. Johnson*

Katharine Neilson Cram Foundation

Kopp Family Foundation

Kraus-Anderson Construction
Company — North

Joan L. Kriegler*

Leech Lake Casinos: Northern Lights, Palace, and White Oak

Lueken’s Village Foods ­— BUSINESS SOLD

Michael McKinley and Deborah Grabrian/McKinley Companies

Mark and Sandra Niblick

North Country Business Products

North Country Health Services

Northern Inn/Gary Gangelhoff

Otter Tail Power Company

Otto Bremer Foundation

Robert and Mary Lou Peters

Pinnacle Publishing LLC

David and Kim Ramsey

Dr. Patrick Riley and Dr. Natalie Roholt

Marcella Sherman

TruStar Federal Credit Union Bemidji

Moses and Angela Tsang

Robert* and Jeanette* Welle

Bob Whelan/Whelan Properties/
Supreme Lumber

Stephen G. Wick

Builders Society ($50,000.00 +)

Bernice M. Anderson Charitable Rmndr. Unitrust

Dr. Thomas J. Beech

Dr. Richard and Josephine Beitzel

Bemidji Woolens, Inc./Bill Batchelder

The Bernick Companies

Dr. Elaine D. Bohanon*

Bradley R. Borkhuis

BSU Dining Services/ARAMARK

Lynne C. Bunt Estate

Jim* and Lorraine F. Cecil

Michael and Noel Clay

Muriel Copp


Herb and Lynn Doran

Gregory Droba

Joe and Karen Dunn

Rebecca Eggers*

Steve and Susan Engel

Drs. Gary and Nancy Erickson/Gary S. Erickson, DDS

General Mills Foundation

Dr. Lowell* and Ardis* Gillett

Dr. Muriel B. Gilman

Bernard* and Fern* Granum

Dr. Richard and Dianne Hanson

Margaret H. Harlow*

Thomas and Joanne Heaviland

Paul and Tammi Hedtke/Hedtke Family Trust

Dr. Annie B. Henry

Lynne K. Holt

William and Bette* Howe

Dr. Myrtie A. Hunt

The Idea Circle, Inc.

Esther F. Instebo*

The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation

Alan and Judy Killian

Alan Korpi and Martha Nelson

Dale and Michelle Ladig

Lake Region Bone and Joint Surgeons

Lakeland Public Television

Margaret Listberger Estate

LeRoy E. Maas*

Marvin Lumber & Cedar Co

Gary and Ruth McBride

Jon and Debra McTaggart

Meritcare Clinic Bemidji

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Miller McDonald, Inc.

R. Alexander Milowski

Dr. Thomas and Mary Moberg

Harry Moore*

Ronald and Alvina Morrison

NLFX Professional

Nash Finch Company

Charles Naylor*

William* and Dona Mae Naylor

Nei Bottling, Inc.

Dr. Darby and Geraldine Nelson

Norbord Minnesota

Northwest Minnesota Foundation

Paul Bunyan Broadcasting

Dr. Harold T. Peters*

Phillips Plastics Corp.

The Pioneer/Advertiser

Drs. Jon and Patricia Quistgaard

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians

Steven and Robyn Seide

Tom and Cindy Serratore

Lowell and Lois Sorenson

Jack and Marie St. Martin/Jack and Marie St. Martin Family Foundation

Gary* and Joanne E. Torfin

Mervin “Sock” Wagner

E. Joseph and Jane Welle

Tom and Paulette Welle

Richard and Judith Werner

Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

White Earth Reservation Tribal Council

Robert and DeAnn Zavoral

Ambassadors Society ($25,000.00 +)

3M Foundation

Ace on the Lake

Ahman Family Foundation

Alltech Associates, Inc.

American Legion Post 14

Winnifred Anderson*

Dr. Will and Mary Lou Antell

Bill* and Jesse* Baer

Carl and Terry Baer

Beaver Bookstore

Dr. Marjory C. Beck

Julie and Scott Becker

Bemidji Dental Clinic

Bemidji Lions Club

Kermit and Sandy Bensen

Marie Bishop*

Blandin Foundation

Bob Lowth Ford, Inc.

Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council

Robert and Lisa  Bollinger

Trey and Ann Bowman

Alan P. Brew

David and Stormi Brown

Patrick Brown/Clem’s Hardware Hank

Jeffrey Busse

Joan Campbell Anderson and David Anderson

John and Ann Carlson/John Carlson Agency

Jason and Angela Caron

Steve Carter, Jr.

Bertha Christianson*

Kenneth* and Marion M. Christianson

Citizens State Bank Midwest

Corner Sports, Inc

Annie M. Czarnecki

D & T Landscaping, Inc

Eugene Dalzotto*

Deerwood Bank

DeLaHunt Broadcasting

DeLoitte Foundation

Dick’s Northside, Inc.

Dickson Enterprises, Inc.

James and Tiffany Fankhanel/Bemidji Chrysler Center/Honda of Bemidji

Dr. Jeremy and Megan Fogelson

Fred and Virginia Forseman

Dr. Jeanine and Ronald Gangeness

George and Joann Gardner

Mildred A. Gjertson

Joseph and Patricia Grabowski

Dale Greenwalt & Kim Warren

Cedsel J. Hagen*

Paul and Paige Hanson

Hartz Foundation

Gary and Diane Hazelton

Jim* and Marilyn Heltzer

John R. Heneman

Barbara Higgins*

Hill’s Plumbing and Heating

Terry and Cindy Holter

Dr. Howard and Mary* Hoody

Xihao Hu

InFaith Community Foundation


John Johanneson

Wilbur Johnson Estate

Arnold* and Nancy* Johnson

Jeffrey D. Kemink

John G. Kittleson

Lillie M. Kleven*

Gary Knutson*

Krigbaum and Jones, Ltd.

League of Women Voters — Bemidji Area

Douglas and Renee Leif

Drs. Gordon and Alice Lindgren

James* and Janet* Love

Lutheran Community

William and Jodi Maki

Marvin Windows and Doors

Betsy J. McDowell

Neil and Patricia* McMurrin

MeritCare Clinic Bemidji — BUSINESS SOLD

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Dr. Thomas and Marilyn Miller

The Minneapolis Foundation

Minnesota Energy Resources

Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants

Diane Moe & Thomas Fitzgerald

Gary and Marlene Moe

Sharon Moe

Betty Murray

James and Janice Naylor

Judy Nelson

Dr. Raymond* and Jane* Nelson

Dr. Lee A. Norman

North Central Door Company

NorthEnd Trust

Northern Aggregate, Inc.

Northland Electric

Northwestern Surveying & Engineering, Inc.

Marc and Kay Olson

Grant and Kris Oppegaard/The Oppegaard Family Foundation

Otter Tail Power Company

Joel and Kary Otto

David and Dianne Parnow

Edward and Marla Patrias

Dr. John C. Pearce

Stephen Pearce, M.D.

Rod and Delores Pickett

The Presto Foundation

Raphael’s Bakery Cafe

REM Northstar, Inc. Bemidji Regional Office

Dr. Tom and Sandra Richard

James and Carol Richards

RiverWood Bank

Dr. Patricia A. Rosenbrock

Carol Russell/Russell Herder

Lee C. Scotland, DDS

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Mark A. Shanfeld, MD, Ph.D.

Hazel Shimmin Estate

Robert Fiskum and Yvonne* Siats-Fiskum

Skyline Exhibits

Slim’s Bar & Grill – BUSINESS SOLD

Bob and Jane Smith/Image Photography and Framing

Dr. Kathryn Smith

Buster and Helen Spaulding/Spaulding Motors, Inc

Michael and Melinda Spry

St. Joseph’s Area Health Services

Super 8 Motel

Dr. Thomas and Bonnie Swanson

Dr. Martin and LaRae Tadlock

Eugene and Sue Teigland/
Bemidji Sports Centre

Dr. Dave and Peggy Tiffany

Terri and Tim Traudt

Dr. Ken Traxler

Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association

Dr. James and Diane Tuorila

USA Color Printing

Austin and Paula Wallestad

Harvey and Loris Westrom

Drs. Larry and Ranae Womack

Barbara L. Wylie

Zetah Construction, Inc.

Betsy J. McDowell

Neil and Patricia* McMurrin

Founders Society ($10,000.00 +)

Dr. Robert and Barbara Aalberts

Don and Susan Addy

Bernard V. Adlys

Allen Oman State Farm Agency

Carol M. Alstrom

American Association of University Women

American Family Insurance

Kenneth Anderson & Joan Enerson

Dr. Kris and Linda Anderson

Robin and DeAnne Anderson

Boris and Caroline Andrican

Annexstad Family Foundation

Arrow Printing

Drs. Norman and Linda Baer

Ryan and Jean Baer

Fred and Marie Baker

Baratto Brothers Construction

Bear Creek Energy

William and Maria Beitzel

Edward and Jennifer Belisle

Beltrami Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Bemidji Ambulance Service, Inc

Bemidji Building Center —

Bemidji Medical Equipment

The Bemidji Rotary Club

Bemidji Welders Supply, Inc.

June Bender

Terry and Gail Bergum

Best of Bemidji Quarterly Magazine

Best Western Bemidji

Big Horn Financial Services LLC

Jon and Linda Blessing

Daniel and Midge Boettger

Dr. Mel and Ruby Bolster

Howard and Rebecca Borden

Randy and Marlene Bowen

Dr. John* and Ann* Brady

Bravo Beverage

Bonnie L. Bredenberg

Gurnee K. Bridgman

Phillip A. Buhn

Louis H. Buron Jr.

Robert C. Bush

Mary Campbell

Carlson Family Foundation

Dr. Mark and Mishel Carlson

Dr. Raymond and Margaret Carlson

Caswell International Corporation

Central Valley Food Services, Inc.

Charter Communications

Richard Chopp*

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Control Stuff

Cool Threads

Bret and Veronica Cooper

Veita L. Corbin

Corner Bar of Bemidji, Inc

Country Kitchen Restaurant

William and Teresa Crews

Dean and Wendy Crotty

Scott Curb and Mary Boranian

Dr. Caroline M. Czarnecki

Lyle E. Dally*

Dave’s Pizza

Dr. Richard and Ann Marie Day

Robert* and Jackie Decker

Dr. Steve and Veronica DeKrey

John and Kay Delinsky

Delta Kappa Gamma

Roxanne Desjarlait

James and Jana Dewar

Dick’s Plumbing and Heating of Bemidji, Inc.

John T. Driessen

Shawn and Shaina Dudley

Richard and Rose Dukek

Jon and Beth Duncan

Dwayne Young, Inc. Plaster & Drywall

Mary and Lynn Eaton

Eldercare Health Benefits Mgmt. Systems, Inc.

Erbert & Gerbert’s Subs and Clubs

Janet Esty*

Dennis J. Fallon

Herbert M. Fougner

Dr. Joann Fredrickson

Michelle and Morris Frenzel

Laura Gaines

Dr. Fulton and Nancy Gallagher

Michael and Deanna Garrett

Dr. Daniel Gartrell and Dr. Julie Jochum

Georgia Pacific Corp. —

Dr. James and Connie Ghostley

Col. Clark and Judith Gilbertson

Dr. Eric Gilbertson

Keith and Jeannie Gilbertson

Ordella M. Gilbertson

Marjorie and James Gildersleeve

Paul and Kathy Godlewski

Dr. Richard and Carol Goeb

Dr. Frank and Marilyn Goodell

Bruce L. Gordon

Gourmet House

Bryan and Paulette Grand

Great Lakes Gas Transmission Lt. Partnership

Drs. Colleen Greer and
Debra Peterson

Beulah Gregoire*

James and Barbara Grier

Robert and Susan Griggs

Keith W. Gunderson*

Richard F. Haberer*

Lisa L. Haberman

Richard and Sheridan Hafdal

James and Joyce Hanko

Hanson Electric of Bemidji, Inc

Linda S. Hanson

Hardees of Bemidji

James and Pamela Harrison

Dr. Richard* and Dorothy and Haugo

Oluf* and Margaret* Haugsrud

Headwaters Shrine Club

Kenneth Henrikson

Dr. Mike and Deb Herbert

Hobart Laboratories, Inc.

Hoeschler Fund — St. Paul Foundation

Neal and Maureen Holmstrom

Honeywell Foundation

Pamela Hovland

Kenneth and Kari Howe


Insure Forward

Myriam Ivers

Iverson Corner Drug

Louise H. Jackson

Richard and Sheri Jahner

Paul and Sarah Jensen

Jerry Downs Agency

Johnson Controls

Diane and Thomas Johnson

Jeremiah D. Johnson

Dr. Johannas M. Jordan

Thomas and Susan Kaplan

Jeff Keckheisen/Keck Sports

Keg N’ Cork

Rich and Meredith Kehoe

Keith’s Pizza

Dr. Debra Kellerman and Anthony Wandersee

Ken K Thompson Jewelry

David and Charlotte Kingsbury

Knife River Materials/
MDU Resources

Drs. Raymond and Beatrice Knodel

Dr. Clayton and Ivy Knoshaug

Paul and Catherine Koski

Dr. James and Patricia Kraby

Lois M. Kruger Estate

Dr. Franklin and Diane Labadie

Dr. David and Alice Larkin

Lesa and Jeff Lawrence

Dr. Arthur and Judith Lee

Hazel Leland*

LePier Oil Company

Dr. Robert and Dale Ley

Lime Valley Advertising, Inc

Paul and Teri Lindseth

Mark and Monica Liska

Brad and Dawn Logan

Dr. Kenneth and Mary Lundberg

Steven Lundeen & Jennifer Driscoll

Brian Maciej

Keith Marek

Mark’s Frame House/Mark and Linda LaFond

Douglas and Mary Mason

MasTec North America Inc.

Allen and Susie Mathieu

John and Judith McClellan

Dr. Judith L. McDonald

James D. McElmury

Robin and Diane Mechelke

Medsave Family Pharmacy

Debra Melby*

Dr. Kathleen J. Meyer

Midcontinent Communications

Midwest Cable Communications

Minnesota Humanities Commission

James and Sharon Molde

Dr. Robert and Sally Montebello

Dr. Dorothy L. Moore*

Robb H. Naylor

Katharine Neilson Cram*

Peter and Bonnie Nelson

Stella and Paul Nelson

Gerald* and Fern* Nichols

North Country Dental

Northern Amusement

Northern Liquor Offsale

David and Jean Olderman

Bruce L. Olson

Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home

Douglas L. Onan

Royal and Diane Orser

Family and Friends of Ruth Ouverson

Dr. Donna K. Palivec

Greg and Kathy Palm

John and Lori Paris

Pat Knoer State Farm Insurance

Paul Bunyan Broadcasting HBI

R. Scott and Kathy Pearson

Representative John and Teresa Persell

Dr. Martha and Don Peters

David Lee Peterson Estate

Rohl and Patricia Peterson

Ronald L. Phillips

Pickett Agency, Inc.

Elmer and Betty Porter

Productivity, Inc.

Dr. Joanne Provo

Jack* and Mary Betty Quistgard

Michael and Jackie Rasch

Roger Rasmussen

Dr. John and Mary Sue

Roger and Arlene Reierson

Mary A. Reitter

Scott R. Robbins

Billy and Lainey Rodgers

Richard Rude Architectural

Ross Lewis Sign Company

Susan and Stuart Rosselet

RP Broadcasting, Inc

Dr. Samuel and Sara Sant

William and Rochelle Scheela

Lee and Deborah Schreck

John* and Evenly* Schuiling

Walter and Mardene Schuiling

John and Charlotte Schullo

John and Mary Seamans

Patricia and Mark Shough

Pete* and Marilyn Simonson

Dr. Maria and Terry Statton

Irene K. Stewart

Willie and Arla Stittsworth

Stittsworth’s Meats

Maurice and Lorna Sullivan

Dr. Bruce and Shari Sutor

Chet Swedmark and Helen Kohl-Swedmark


Doug and Lori Taylor

Teammates for Kids Foundation

Telespectrum Worldwide

Jeff and Susan Tesch

Dr. Jerome and Jane Thompson

Dr. Romola K. Thorbeck

Thorson, Inc.

Chris and Dick Tolman

Dr. Benjamin and Janet Tsang

Shane A. Veenker

Mary M. Veranth

Robert and Patricia Walrath

Ruth E. Warde Estate

Dr. Victor D. Weber*

Julie A. Wegner

George* and Paula Welte

Wes’ Plumbing & Heating

Bryan and Judy Westerman

Widseth Smith Nolting & Associates

Wilde Financial, Inc.

Dr. Rodney Will and Anne Meredith-Will

Jerry and Kathy Winans

James and Lois Wood

Bud and Gloria Woodward