Tributes

Photo courtesy of: Michele Hermansen

A gift to the SPLF is a thoughtful way to honor a special person or occasion. 

Your gift will enhance the library and its treasures and enrich the lives of people of all ages, interests, and needs in countless ways.

2018 Tributes

Gifts in honor of:

  • Nancy Haugen Given by Carol Stabenow
  • Myron and Irmy Haugen Given by Nancy Haugen
  • John Steele Lentz, Jr. Happy 75th Birthday! Thank you for passing on your love of reading and learning down through the generations! Given by the Lentz Family
  • Our wonderful patients and their years of support Given by Southill Dental
  • The Stillwater Public Library Board for all their excellent work! Given by Jo Gascoigne
  • Ann Wolff Given by Carlos and Nancy Taylor

Gifts in memory of:

  • John DeCurtins Given by Lynne Bertalmio and Will Ersland, and Ann and Steve Wolff
  • Judy Delich Given by Ann and Steve Wolff
  • Eunice Fouks Given by Dr. Carver Fouks
  • Pamela Sue Hamre Given by Paul Hamre
  • Paxton Harvieux Given by Jane Dickinson
  • John “Jack” Houston Given by Jane Dickinson, Norma and Dan Wilson
  • Dick Huelsmann Given by Huelsmann Foundation
  • Louise Kasid Given by Ann and Steve Wolff
  • Mabel Linquist Given by Dave Linquist
  • Lora Neumeier Given by Lynne Bertalmio and Will Ersland, Neumeier Family
  • Dorothy Parkhurst Given by Lynne Bertalmio and Will Ersland, Chuck and Flo Claus, Jean DeCurtins, John DeCurtins, Mary and Ken Dennis, Jane Dickinson, Eunice Fouks, Tom and Keri Goeltl, Richard and Linda Hafdahl, Nancy Haugen, Sarah and James Holcomb, Lori Houston, Jan Kilkelly, Sue Moriarity, Dick and Jean Morse, Mike O’Brien, Marie L. Olsen, Fred Rengel and Pamela Koetz, David Sylvester, Ann and Steve Wolff
  • Bob Peterson Given by Ann and Steve Wolff
  • Frank, Pat and Jim Raduenz Given by DJ and Linda Raduenz
  • Karl Ranum Given by Ruth Ranum
  • David Ruch Given by Mary Ruch
  • Searle R. Sandeen Given by Pat and Warren Bovee
  • Curtis Swanson Given by Debra and Dave Dziuk
  • Robert E. Thorbus Given by Nancy and Mark Butala

2017 Tributes

Gifts in honor of:

  • Abigail, Amelia, Elin, Maxwell and Lillian in celebration of the value and joy of reading Given by Bill and Paul Snyder
  • All of the wonderful board members of SPLF who work so hard to support the library Given by Lynne Bertalmio
  • My mom, Marcia Anderson Given by Noreen and Kevin Olson
  • Atlas and Gizmo, wire hair fox terriers and two of man’s best friends Given by Fred Rengel
  • Bronwen Ivy Batroot Given by Vickie and Greg Batroot
  • Lynne Bertalmio Given by Maureen Bell, Ned and Eileen Gordon, Barbara and Joe Halligan, Vern and Edie Hophan, James Kalb and Lynne LeTart, Linda Long and Leslie Forster, Sheila Maybanks and Jerry Doherty, Janet Morgen, Fred Rengel and Pamela Koetz, Frank and Joan Schaffer, Ann and Steve Wolff
  • Lori Bieging, Lori Ayres, Anne Hansen, Arlyce Melheim, Heidi Koehnen, Jackie Savstrom, Denise Swager, Jan Thron Given by Kristy Bjerk
  • Bodacious Book Babes Given by its members
  • Robert Bourdaghs, a true lover of books and libraries Given by Maurine and Robert Bourdaghs
  • Our Children and Grandchildren Given by Norm and Jean Davis
  • Class of ’65 Book Club Given by its members
  • Destination Library Co-Chairs Ann Bellows, Marty Gerkey, and Nancy Marten Given by the Stillwater Public Library Foundation Board
  • Drew, Levi, Ian, Tony, Elliot, Trey, Berkley, Norah, Ingrid, Lowell and Wallace in celebration of the value and joy of reading Given by Sue and Tom Boardman
  • Everett Book Club Given by its members
  • Golden Girls of SJHS Given by its members
  • The Grand 8 in celebration of their love of reading Given by Norma and Dan Wilson
  • My grandchildren Given by Rosella Carlson
  • My grandchildren Mia, Lilly, Liviah and Liam who will benefit from this outstanding library Given by Cindy Martin
  • Nancy Haugen Given by Carol Stabenow
  • Myron and Irmy Haugen Given by Nancy Haugen
  • Aurora Jacobsen and Leslie Forster Given by Susan Buchman
  • Andy Kass Given by Charles Feinberg
  • Andy Kass: Our grateful recognition and support of the leadership of Andy Kass in the creation of the Stillwater Public Library Endowment Fund Given by the Stillwater Public Library Foundation Board
  • Paul Kirkeby: To my son as a reminder to continue to find time to read, the world is full of adventure even in books! Given by Vanessa Kirkeby
  • Livia Klemetsrud Given by Donna Dielentheis
  • Monday Night Book Club Given by its members
  • Moving Target Mystery Book Club Given by its member
  • Nancy Prince Given by Carol Tollefsrud and Gary Gullikson
  • Rivermen Readers, celebrating 20 years as a book group Given by its members
  • River Reads Book Club Given by its members
  • Anya Schultz, a fantastic reader who always has a book with her Given by Dan and Sue Schultz
  • Natalie Schultz, our artist and “polar bear” expert Given by Dan and Sue Schultz
  • Carol Stabenow and Sandy Nicholson Given by Kathren Amoth
  • Janet Stone Given by Gary Stone
  • Sean and Luke, for all boys who dream Given by Sandy Ellis
  • Pamela Teply Given by Carol and Hilmer Huber
  • Tuesday Book Club at Trinity Lutheran Church Given by its members
  • Tuesday Noon Book Club of First Presbyterian Church Given by its members
  • Ruth Windmiller Given by Ned and Chris Windmiller
  • Vintage Readers, celebrating 25 years as a book group Given by its members
  • The hard work of Ann Wolff Given by Carlos and Nancy Taylor
  • Ann Wolff Given by Jo Gascoigne, Michele and Jim Hermansen, Vern and Edie Hophan, Dorothy Parkhurst, Norma and Dan Wilson
  • Ann Wolff, a community treasure Given by Doug Blanke
  • Ann Wolff, in celebration of her passion for reading Given by The Wilson Family
  • Ann Wolff for her years of service to the library Given by Ned and Eileen Gordon

Gifts in memory of:

  • Dr. Joe Bagnara Given by Dr. and Mrs. H. George Golden
  • Catharine N. Bell Given by Liz and Larry Wolf, Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C.
  • Lynne’s father, Albert Bertalmio Given by Jane Dickinson, Dick and Jean Morse
  • Jim Blichfeldt Given by Steve and Ann Wolff
  • Amee and Roland Brandt Given by Marcus and Merrily Brandt
  • Dr. Ira Clark Given by Dr. and Mrs. H. George Golden
  • Kevin Claus Given by Chuck and Flo Claus
  • Paxton Harvieux Given by Jane Dickinson
  • John Deir Given by Sandy Nicholson
  • Ernie Dielentheis Given by Donna Dielentheis 
  • Deb DeSteno Given by Carroll Rock, Jan Brewer, Mark Olien
  • John G. Erickson Given by Elizabeth Erickson
  • Marilyn Gelhar Given by Helen Goldberg, George and Donna Hoeppner, Paula and Tom McHugh, Steve and Ann Wolff
  • Stephen J. Gerkey Given by Patrick, Martha and Drew Gerkey
  • Pamela S. Hamre, 2/20/1956 – 2/13/2017 Given by Paul Hamre
  • Ken and Bev Heuer, Sharing their love of books, newspapers and all the library has to offer! Given by Jody Heuer
  • Orlan Hinrichs and Bonnie Pence Given by Kathi Hinrichs-Pence and James Pence
  • Dick Huelsmann Given by Jo Gascoigne, The Huelsmann Foundation
  • Nils C. Johnson Given by Diane and Richard Johnson
  • Richard Kilty Given by John and Helen Kilty
  • Janet Lee Kurth Given by Walter Kurth
  • Mabel L. Linquist Given by Dave Linquist
  • Ron Long Given by the Long Family
  • John McCallister Given by Sylvia McCallister
  • Marvel and Bertrand Old Given by Timothy Old and Morgan Clifford
  • Lawrence E. Pierson Given by John Paul Gillen
  • Emmett Ranum Given by Ruth Ranum
  • Harold Roslin Given Anonymously
  • Searle R. Sandeen Given by Pat and Warren Bovee
  • Bill Scheel Given by Jan Brewer
  • Jone M. See Given by Phil See
  • Betty Madsen Skoog Given by Ann and Mark Skoog
  • Curtis Swanson Given by Debra and Dave Dziuk
  • Dr. Jon Swenson Given by George and Donna Hoeppner
  • Phyllis Town Given by Mark and Jan Debe
  • Frank, Adine, and Dave Zimmerman Given by Joan Zimmerman

2016 Tributes

Gifts in honor of:

  • My mother Marcia Anderson Given by Noreen and Kevin Olson
  • Lynne Bertalmio. Thank you, Lynne, for helping to make our library an outstanding resource and a point of community pride! Given by Dale and Jennifer Shaller
  • My dear friends Arlyce, Denise, Heidi, Jan, Lori, Jackie & Anne! Given by Kristy Bjerk
  • Leslie E. Forster Given by Linda L. Long
  • In honor of my grandchildren Mia, Lilly, Liviah, and Liam who will benefit from this wonderful library!  Given by Cindy Martin
  • Karen Hannah Given by Carol and Loren Carver
  • Myron and Irmy Haugen Given by Nancy Haugen, Carol Stabenow
  • Aurora Jacobsen Given by Susan Buchman
  • To my beautiful daughter, Vanessa Kirkeby. Never stop reading. It keeps your mind creative! Given by Denise Kirkeby
  • Library Board and Library Staff Given by Jo Gascoigne
  • Our beautiful library! Given by Sue and Joseph Sperber
  • Carol, Matt, and Nate Stabenow Given by Nancy Haugen
  • Pivot Stillwater Given by Bob and Mary Molenda
  • Gary and Janet Stone Given by Marilyn Miller
  • Janet Stone Given by Gary Stone
  • Ann Wolff Given by Helen Goldberg, Carlos and Nancy Taylor

Gifts in memory of:

  • Catharine N. Bell Given by Alice Engelman, Friday Study Club
  • Alexandra (Sandy) Bloom Given by Dr. and Mrs. H. George Golden
  • Roland and Amee Brandt Given by Marcus and Merrily Brandt
  • Karl Bremer Given by Christine Bremer
  • Jonathan Engelbretson Given by Karen Engelbretson and Steve Nusbaum
  • John G. Erickson Given by Elizabeth B. Erickson
  • Dr. Carver Coit Fouks Given by Eunice Fouks
  • Ronald and Alverna Hachey Given by Judy Leahy
  • Paxton Harvieux Given by Jane Dickinson
  • Quentin Heimerman Given by Sally Heimerman
  • Margaret Ann “Peggy” Houston Given by Jane Dickinson, Fred Rengel and Pamela Koetz
  • Susan Howard Given by Robert Howard
  • Jeanne Judd Given by Dr. and Mrs. H. George Golden
  • Jon Kub Given by Joan Zimmerman
  • Zella Landrud Given by Carolyn Elliott
  • Mabel Linquist Given by David Linquist
  • Frances Malarkey Lohmer Given by Robert and Tubby Lohmer
  • Jacob Martell Given by Larry and Gail Martell 
  • Dr. Duane Nelson Given by Margaret Nelson
  • Karl E. Neumeier Given by Lora M. Neumeier
  • Mr. James Oates Given by Dr. and Mrs. H. George Golden
  • Marvel Old Given by Maureen Bell
  • June Olson Given by Leonard L. Olson
  • Brittani Ashli Palmer Given by Laura Palmer
  • N. Lucille Parish Given by Ron and Pat Parish
  • Lawrence “Larry” E. Pierson Given by John Paul Gillen
  • Harold Roslin Given by Ellen Roslin
  • Helen Rita Sassor Given by Anita Garvey
  • Hal Seim Given by Phyllis Seim
  • Curtis Swanson Given by Debra and Dave Dziuk
  • Robert and Dorothy Thueson Given by Ann Thueson, Jack and Sue Thueson, Patrick and Luba Thueson, Tom and Kathy Thueson, Floyd and Sally Hansen
  • Mary Jo Weingarten Given by George and Donna Hoeppner
  • Hazel Wilson Given by Norma and Dan Wilson, Curtis and Sandra Nielsen, Ann and Steve Wolff

2015 Tributes

Gifts in honor of:

  • All those that helped preserve SPL! Given by Linda Long
  • Marcia Anderson Given by Noreen and Kevin Olson
  • Lynne Bertalmio, for her years of service to the library and to the community. Given by Larry and Kathy Panciera
  • Brian Bielenberg, Aigli Pittaka and Aliosha Bielenberg Pittaka for their love of the library.  Given by Ann and Bob Bielenberg
  • Great Books! Given by Spike and Kat Carlsen
  • Alice Colombo Given by Peg and Paul Quinn
  • Myron and Irmy Haugen Given by Nancy Haugen, Carol Stabenow
  • Nancy Haugen Given by Carol Stabenow
  • Karen Hannah Given by Carol Carver
  • Lori Houston Given by Brian and Jane Luke
  • Aurora Jacobsen and Leslie Forster, who have been so kind, helpful, and friendly to us when we come in. Given by Susan Buchman
  • Our Wonderful Library Given by Sue and Joe Sperber
  • The Library Board, who works so hard and long to keep the library updated and efficient! A tireless group! Given by Jo Gascoigne
  • The Entire Library Staff Given by The family of Mabel Linquist – Dave, Lori, and Tim
  • My mother Lillian Given by Jerry and Leslie Jones
  • Mia, Lilly, Liviah and Liam who will benefit from all the generous Give to the Max Day donations. Given by Cindy Martin
  • N. Lucille Parish Given by Ron and Pat Parish
  • Dave Pohl Given by The board of the Margaret Rivers Fund
  • Carol Stabenow Given by Nancy Haugen, Terry Trautman and David Hanson
  • Carol, Matt and Nate Stabenow Given by Nancy Haugen
  • Maury and Jeanne Stenerson Given by Anne and Todd Anderson
  • Ann Wolff, who makes this corner of the world go around! Given by Lynne Bertalmio and Will Ersland
  • Ann Wolff, for the support in my writing journey! Given by Diane Dettmann

Gifts in memory of:

  • Roy Anderson Given by Karen Anderson
  • Karl Bremer Given by Christine Bremer
  • Al Butala Given by Mark and Nancy Butala
  • Mary Jane Borsdorf Given by Rex and Ann Martin
  • Emil Brandt Given by Judith Brandt
  • Roland and Amee Brandt Given by Mark and Merrily Brandt
  • William F. Golden Given by Dr. and Mrs. H. George Golden
  • Josh Gunderson Given by Dave and Judy Gunderson
  • Geri Hamrock Given by Martha Morse and Michael Hughes
  • Paxton Harvieux Given by Jane Dickinson
  • Dick Huelsmann Given by Huelsmann Foundation
  • Lillian Johnson Given by Jerry and Leslie Jones
  • Nils Christian Johnson Given by Richard and Diane Johnson, Steve and Ann Wolff
  • Husband “Choc” Junker – Choc “never” completed reading a whole book in his lifetime. But because our Stillwater Library is so important to the people in Stillwater, this donation is made in his memory. Choc loved Stillwater and every building and person in it! Given by Bev Junker
  • Carol Laatsch Given by Marla Haley
  • Becky Leverty Given by Harold and Mary Leverty
  • Mabel Linquist Given by The family of Mabel Linquist – Dave, Lori and Tim, John Linquist, Mark and Carol Rossi, Ann and Gene Nelson, Craig and Susan Wolfgram
  • Frances Jane Lohmer Given by Bob and Tubby Lohmer
  • My mom Given by Carolyn Elliott
  • Grandpa Fred Nuessmeier Given by Donna Vonlehe
  • Marvel Old Given by Timothy Old and Morgan Clifford
  • Mary Pedginski Given by Toni Lehman and James Pedginski
  • Harry Peterson Given by Lorraine and Bill Tyra
  • Mary G. Rivard Given by Bill and Michelle Heiting
  • Harold Roslin Given by Ellen Roslin
  • Mrs. Paul Saltman Given by Dr. and Mrs. H. George Golden
  • Searle R. Sandeen Given by Pat and Warren Bovee
  • Harold Seim Given by Phyllis Seim
  • Curtis Swanson Given by Debra and Dave Dziuk
  • Dr. Jon Swenson Given by George and Donna Hoeppner
  • Dorothy Thueson to support library programs for The Big Read in the St. Croix Valley Given by Tom and Kathy Thueson
  • Ann Tiziani, Grandmother Given by Marilyn Ford
  • Pauline Webster Given by Alice Colombo
  • Margie Wellman and her lifelong love of reading and books Given by Summer Kuehn
  • Francis, Adine and David Zimmerman Given by Joan Zimmerman