These individuals represent a cross-section of our customer base and will provide Iowa State Bank with valuable support throughout their terms. In addition to their role as ambassadors to the community on behalf of Iowa State Bank, board member responsibilities include providing insight into the Bank’s products, services and programs, assisting the Bank in community relations by adding their support to worthwhile programs for the betterment of the community and working with the Bank to build a more prosperous community.
Franklin Vogel presently serves as Chairman of the Board of Iowa State Bank as well as President & CEO of Vogel Bancshares. He also serves as a board member for EFFCO Co., Des Moines Iowa.
His past involvement includes: Orange City Development Corp. member, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Northwestern College, President of Diamond Vogel Paints, Orange City Utilities Board of Trustees, Iowa Mfg. Assoc. and Church council member.
Frank resides in Orange City.
Wrede Vogel, MD is the Executive Director of The Luke Society (www.lukesociety.org), a Christian Medical Mission organization based out of Sioux Falls, SD. He has served on the Iowa State Bank Board of Directors since 1992.
Wrede was born and raised in Orange City, received his undergraduate and medical education in Omaha, NE and Family Practice training in Sioux City, IA. Wrede and his wife, Barbara, live in Luverne, MN. Their grown children and grandchildren live in Orange City.
Drew Vogel is the Chairman/CEO of Vogel Paint Inc. in Orange City. He has served on the Iowa State Bank Board since 1988.
Drew was born and raised in Orange City. After attending college he worked in the paint business in Omaha, Minneapolis, and Denver. In 1987 he and his wife Jean returned to Orange City, where they raised their family.
Drew currently serves on several area boards; including Northwestern College, Association of Business in Iowa, the Iowa College Foundation, and the American Coatings Association.
Leroy Van Kekerix
Leroy Van Kekerix is the President and CEO of Iowa State Bank. Leroy has been with Iowa State Bank for the last 22 years of his 27 year banking career.
He was raised on a farm near Sheldon, and now lives with his wife, Jasey and daughters, Kinzie and Keaton in Orange City.
Leroy has served on various community committees, and is currently the President of the Board of Trustees at Northwest Iowa Community College, and is a Deacon and Chairman of the Shepherding Committee at First Reformed Church of Orange City.
Doug is the vice president of Financial Affairs at Northwestern College in Orange City. He and his wife Janelle live in Boyden. Doug is active in the Tabernacle Baptist Church, and is also on the Boyden Charitable Foundation Board. Doug has served on the Iowa State Bank board since 1997.
John De Koster
John and his wife Glenda live in Hull, IA where John has been in the private practice of law since 1979.
John is a member of the Hull Kiwanis Club and presently serves as Secretary. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Hull Industrial Development Corporation and is President of the Hull Community Foundation Board.
Ed and his wife Verna have lived in Hull the past 30 years where they have raised 5 children and currently have 6 grandchildren. Ed is the General Manager of the Hull Coop Assn. and served in that capacity for the last 8 years. Ed currently serves as elder at the Cavary Protestant Reformed Church in Hull and has previously served on both the Christian grade school and the high school boards. Ed’s community activities include being a member of the Planning and Zoning Committee for Hull, member and past president of the Hull Kiwanis and a member of the Hull Chamber of Commerce.
Phil and his wife Linda farm northwest of Hull. They crop farm, feed cattle and have a cow/calf herd. They have a son, Nate, and a daughter, Kelly.
Phil currently serves on the board of Farmer’s Mutual Insurance of Hull, Rolling Hills Country Club golf board, and is also active in his church in Hull.
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Russell and his wife, Donna have farmed on the family’s Century Farm west of Craig for 36 years. They crop farm and also feed cattle and hogs. Russell serves as President of the Board for Farmers Coop in Craig and is also active in his church in Craig. Russell and Donna have been blessed with three sons who are married and have seven grandchildren.
Betty Root and her husband, Don, own and operate DON’S Food Center in Orange City. They both were born and raised in Huron, SD. She is the youngest of 8 children. They have a son, Collin, and a daughter, Kalyn. Their family attends New Hope Evangelical Free Church and have been in Orange City since 2008.
Combined, Betty and Don have over 40 years in the grocery industry. Previously they were the managing partners in a grocery store in Dell Rapids, SD. Betty holds degrees in Consumer Banking and Business Accounting.
Betty is actively involved in the Orange City Chamber and is an Orange City Chamber Ambassador.
Bert and his wife Peggy live in Orange City. Bert earned his CPA certification in 1978 while working for an accounting firm in Dallas. He moved to Orange City in 1998 when he accepted a job as CFO for Vogel Paint Inc.
He and Peggy have also served on the Tulip Festival Steering Committee.
Marty is presently serving as Chief Executive Officer of Orange City Area Health System. He has over 30 years of health care experience, the first 8 of which were as a CPA in the auditing field. Marty has been in Orange City in the capacity of CEO since 1994 and is a lifelong resident of northwest Iowa. He is a member of numerous Boards including Northwestern College, Orange City Development Corp., Iowa Hospital Association and is an Elder at First Reformed Orange City. He and his wife, Tami, have 3 sons.
Steve De Groot
Steve and his wife Jackie have lived in Orange City all their lives. Steve has worked with livestock, mainly feeding sheep for 40 years. He was employed at Sioux Falls Livestock for 20 years and presently is employed by Sioux Falls Regional Livestock as manager of the sheep division. Along with this he crop farms and is co-partners of Westside Motors Dealership in Orange City.
Steve and Jackie are active members of Immanuel CRC. They are blessed with three married children and five grandchildren.
Dave and his wife Reba live near Paullina on a farm that has been in the family for over 120 years. They are the parents of three married children. Dave crop farms and also provides custom farm services to his community. Dave and Reba are members of the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church where Dave has served for many years directing the choir and planning and leading
Tim Bierman has lived on his farm near Larrabee since 1985. He crop farms and raises hogs. In addition, he custom farms acres for other operators. Tim has served as President of both the Iowa Pork Producers and the National Pork Board. He has also served on various committees for both organizations.
Mark and his wife, Jeanette, are parents to six children and thirteen grandchildren and farm south of Oyens, IA. They crop farm and feed cattle and hogs along with three of their sons. They are members of St. Catherine’s Church in Oyens and Mark has served as director and Eucharistic Minister. He has also served on Farmer’s Savings Bank Board in Remsen for many years. Other boards Mark has served on are: Hinton and Oyens Cooperative, Cherokee Rural Water, Farm Bureau, Plymouth County Pork Producers, and Plymouth County Extension.
Mike Klein, his wife Linda and their family are the third generation to reside on the Klein family farm northeast of Remsen where Mike has crop farmed and raised hogs for 43 years. He served on the Farmers Savings Bank Board in Remsen for many years.
A Viet Nam veteran, Mike is active in the V.F.W. and a member of the Color Guard. He is also active in St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a past member of the St. Mary’s school board as well as a past member of the Remsen Farmers Coop Board.
Mike and Linda have three married children and 2 grandchildren.
Mike and his wife, Kristie, live near Sanborn and have 2 children, Todd & Ashley. Mike is a 3rd generation grain and livestock farmer. He also custom feeds cattle, hogs and Kosher chickens and does custom round baling. Mike is an active member of the Sanborn Christian Reformed Church and a past board member of the Sanborn Christian School.
John M. Vander Haag
John and his wife, Amy, live in Sanborn and have four children and one daughter-in-law. John is President of Vander Haag’s Inc. with six Midwest locations, and Sanborn Hardware & Rental in Sanborn.
John is a 1990 graduate of Dordt College with a BA in Business Administration. He has been involved in various leadership roles with Sanborn Christian Reformed Church, Sanborn Christian School, and various business associations.
Micah, his wife Shannon, and their four children live in Sheldon. In 2017, Micah joined the law firm of Woods Fuller Shultz & Smith. He serves clients primarily through the firm’s offices in Sheldon and Sioux Center, and assists them with a variety of issues, including litigation, municipal law, business and employment matters, family law, real estate, and estate planning and probate. He is also the O’Brien County Attorney.
Micah is a graduate of Dordt College and the University of Iowa College of Law. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Iowa Court of Appeals and has practiced law in Sheldon for over sixteen years. Micah is currently serving as the president of the O’Brien County Bar Association, as a member of the Children’s World Board of Directors, and the director of the O’Brien County Soccer Club. He has also served on the Love INC of Greater Sheldon Board of Directors, the Dordt College Alumni Board, and church council.
Duane Muecke is the Chief Financial Officer for Iowa State Bank, where he has worked since September 2004. Prior to joining Iowa State Bank, Duane worked as a Certified Public Accountant for 23 years.
Duane was raised in Sheldon and is a graduate of Northwestern College in Orange City. Duane currently serves as a board member of Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon and is a member of the Orange City Lions Club. Duane and his wife, Amy, are the parents of four children and reside in Sheldon.
Matt and his wife Krista live in Sheldon. They have 4 children, Dylan, Landan, Leddy & Elsie. Matt and his family attend Immanuel CRC. Matt attended Dordt College and graduated with a degree in Business Adm. and Ag. Business. He moved to Sheldon in 2001 and managed the feedlot he and his wife Krista purchased in 2005. South Fork Feeders is a 3,000 hd commercial beef feedlot located 1-1/2 miles South of Sheldon. Matt is currently on the Education Committee of the Sheldon Christian School.