# 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.

### 2020 Tributes

#### Gifts in honor of:

**Natalie Anderson who loves being read to***Given by Mary Ann O’Brien***Lori Biegin***Given by Kristy Bjerk***Spike and Kat Carlsen, our generous and loving friends***Given by Christine Trevis***Ann Gargano***Given by Shelly Siewert***Ann Hansen***Given by Kristy Bjerk***Myron and Irmy Haugen who taught me to love books and the library***Given by Carol Stabenow***Vanessa Kirkeby***Given by Denise Kirkeby***Heidi Koehnen***Given by Kristy Bjerk***Janet Lee Kurth***Given by Walter Kurth***The Lagus Family***Given by the O’Brien/Miller Family**iDenise Pontrelli Given by George and Donna Hoeppner***Joanne McMahon***Given by Cindy Johnson and Allen Perry***Arlyce Melheim***Given by Kristy Bjerk***Lily Ranum***Given by Ruth Ranum***Mary Ann Sandeen***Given by Mary Glennon***Jackie Saustrom***Given by Kristy Bjerk***Carol Stabenow***Given by Nancy Haugen***Janet M. Stone***Given by Gary Stone***Denise Swager***Given by Kristy Bjerk***Sara****Swenson***Given by Julene Swenson***Those who keep the library looking so spiffy all the time***Given by D. Jo Gascoigne***The wonderful library staff***Given by Mike and Ania Keliher***Jan Thron***Given by Kristy Bjerk***Ann Wolff***Given by Helen Goldberg, Norma**and Dan Wilson***Ann Wolff, Jean Morse, Roger Funk and the****beautiful work they do on behalf of the library***Given by Kelly Unger*

#### Gifts in memory of:

**Armed Forces***Given by Mary Jo Drews***Ernie Beaudet***Given by Lynne Bertalmio and Will Ersland, Warren and Pat Bovee, Brad Kruse and Kimberly Faurot***Warren Bovee***Given by Nancy Tarbox, Lynne Bertalmio and Will Ersland***Lucille Broderson***Given by Eric and Linda Broderson***Nancy Broderick***Given by Jean B. Davis***Ernest Deilenthei****s***Given by Donna Deilentheis and Kristen Klemetsrud***Deborah DeSteno***Given by Mark Olien***Ken Erickson and Sabine Bugs, husband and daughter***Given by Ute Erickson***Marilyn Gehlar***Given by Helen Goldberg***Mary Ann Glaser***Given by Paul Glaser***Jerry Greupner for his love of life and love of reading***Given by Roger and Lynne Funk***Choc Junker***Given by Bev Junker***Marlyce Lee***Given by Ann and Steve Wolff***David Magnuson***Given by Maureen Bell, Lynne Bertalmio and Will Ersland***Mary Meinecke***Given by James and Deborah Davenport, Pat McDonald, Richard and Susan Oberg, Leanne Perry and the Gelinas Sunshine Club***Judith M. Ptacek***Given by Micheal Ptacek***Kathryn Ryan Donnelly***Given by Ann Bellows and Charles Wikelius***Karl Ranum***Given by Ruth Ranum***Susan Sandeen***Given by Lynne Bertalmio and Will Ersland***Jone See***Given by Phil See***Paulette Swanson***Given by Shiela Maybanks and Jerry Doherty*

### 2019 Tributes

#### Gifts in honor of:

**Our daughters, Karah Anderson and Leigha Barta***Given by Renae Oswald-Anderson and Fred Anderson***Peggy Doeksen, the Best Mom in the world***Given by Amy Zimmer***Leslie Forster***Given by Linda Long***Myron and Irmy Haugen***Given by Carol Stabenow***Paula Hemer***Given by Ron and Connie Fredcove***Stillwater Public Library Staff***Given by Maureen Bell***The wonderful Library Board and Staff***Given by D. Jo Gascoigne***Our wonderful patients and their years of support***Given by Southill Dental***Luisa and Freddie Scelzo***Given by Richard and Michelle Bailey***The children of Stillwater***Given by Peggy Janssen***Janet M. Stone***Given by Gary Stone***Gene and Anna Swanson’s 50th anniversary***Given by Chuck and Judi Isenberg***Ann Wolff***Given by D. Jo Gascoigne, Carlos and Nancy Taylor*

**Ann Wolff, for everything she does to support our library!***Given by Larry and Kathy Panciera***Ann and Steve Wolff’s 50th anniversary***Given by Kate and Don Jones, Brian and Ann Junker*

#### Gifts in memory of:

**Jan Ames***Given by Jean and Norm Davis, Lynn and Dean Shafer***Helen Chatterton***Given by Ann and Steve Wolff***Alice Kolliner Colombo***Given by Joseph and Jorene Brochman, Eileen and Gary Classen, Culver Davis, Jane Dickinson, Bob Gedatus, Mary Hohlt, Mike Sprayberry and Julie Kink, Christ and Sandy Madsen, Lonnie Peck, Mary Jo Teed and Rob Lupient, Lorraine Myers, Donna Rosvold, Steve and Bonnie Sherod, Mary and Jim Stepan, Sarah Stevenson, Douglas Webster and Laura Webster Bolstad, Ann and Steve Wolff***Vicki Cross***Given by Lynne Bertalmio and Will Ersland***John Deir***Given by Sue Ann and Jim Gruver***Jean DeCurtins***Given by Lynne Bertalmio and Will Ersland***Deb DeStano***Given by Jan Brewer***Ernie Dielentheis***Given by Donna Dielentheis***Carolyn Elliott and Jo Gascoigne***Given by D. Jo Gascoigne***Dr. Carver C. Fouks***Given by Eunice Fouks***Marilyn Gelhar***Given by Helen Goldberg***Paxton Harvieux***Given by Jane Dickinson***Vern Hophan***Given by Ann and Steve Wolff***Richard Huelsmann***Given by Huelsmann Foundation***Nils C. Johnson***Given by Richard and Diane Johnson***Jim Lammers***Given by Sharon Lammers***Mabel L. Linquist**Given by David Linquist**Ron Maley***Given by Darlene Maley***Mary Meinecke***Given by Pat and Warren Bovee, Richard and Teresa Burton, Elton and Marian Cunningham, Charles Diggins, Janet Gage, Shirley and David Glas, Gerrie Granquist, Jeanne and Robert Handberg, Paul and Camille Kiolbasa, Carolyn Carlson Leys, Mary and Lawrence McIntyre, Nancy and Win Miller, Anne and James O’Brien, Marie Olsen, Angie Orff, Joan, Sarah and Ann Schaffer, Carol Schmelz, Ed Simonet, Carlos and Nancy Taylor, Ann and Steve Wolff***Terry Melton***Given by George and Ferol Golden***Judy Ptacek***Given by George and Donna Hoeppner, Ann Wolff***Frank, Pat, and Jim Raduenz***Given by DJ and Linda Raduenz***Searle and Eileen Sandeen***Given by Pat and Warren Bovee***Bill Scheel***Given by Jan Brewer***Nancy R. Slaughter***Given by E. Anne McNamara***Paulette Swanson***Given by Judy and Don Loe, Ann and Merald Nesje, Dianne and Bob Reid, Larry and Karol Roehrkasse, Dan and Norma Wilson, Ann and Steve Wolff***Curtis Swanson***Given by Debra and Dave Dziuk***Don Teed***Given by Mary Meinecke, Rebecca Wallin, Ann and Steve Wolff***Curtiss Titterud***Given by Karla Lian***Nicholas Lee White***Given by Bill and Noel White***Harko Yaguchi***Given by Dr. and Mrs. H. George Golden***Francis Zimmerman Family***Given by Joan Zimmerman*

### 2018 Tributes

#### Gifts in honor of:

**Jean DeCurtins in celebration of his 100th birthday***Given by Ann and Steve Wolff***Kathleen Eddy in celebration of her retirement from Valley Bookseller***Given by Ann and Steve Wolff***Leslie Forster, so helpful and cheerful***Given by Sue Buchman***Keri Goeltl***Given by Doug Blank*e**Karen Hannah***Given by Carol Carver***Myron and Irmy Haugen***Given by Nancy Haugen***Nancy Haugen***Given by Carol Stabenow***Emily Hope Hofher: Merry Christmas to my daughter, the librarian***Given by Karen Eide***Aurora Jacobsen, our favorite librarian***Given by Sue Buchman***Amy Kirkeby, my sweet daughter. You are often in my thoughts. Thanks for the books you shared with your mom over the years, keep reading! Love you!***Given by Denise Kirkeby***Pam Knutson***Given by Arlan and Virginia Tietel***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***All the Library Staff***Given by Walter Kurth***The board and staff that keep this library in tip top shape***Given by Jo Gascoigne***Larry Loyer’s Birthday***Given by Randy and Marty Merton***Mary McKee, my literary friend, on her birthday***Given by Mary O’Brien***Our wonderful patients and their years of support***Given by Southill Dental***Carol Stabenow***Given by Kathren Amoth***Carol, Matt, and Nate Stabenow***Given by Nancy Haugen***The Stillwater Public Library Board for all their excellent work!***Given by Jo Gascoigne***Janet M. Stone***Given by Gary Stone***Ann Wolff***Given by Carlos and Nancy Taylor, and Carol Tollefsrud and Gary Gullikson*

#### Gifts in memory of:

**Roy Anderson, my husband***Given by Karen Anderson***Elmer and Rosetta Bishop, who encouraged us (me) to be the best we can be and to help when possible to those in need!***Given by Ernest E. Bishop***Karl Bremer***Given by Christine Bremer***Lucille Broderson, my mother-in-law***Given by Linda Close Broderson***John DeCurtins***Given by Lynne Bertalmio and Will Ersland, and Ann and Steve Wolff***Judy Delich***Given by Ann and Steve Wolff***Deborah Ann DeSteno***Given by Mark Olien***Ken Erickson and Sabina Bugs, husband and daughter***Given by Ute Erickson***Dr. Carver Fouks***Given by Eunice Fouks***Pamela Sue Hamre***Given by Paul Hamre***Paxton Harvieux***Given by Jane Dickinson***Ken and Bev Heuer for their passion of news and current events***Given by Jody Heuer***Kim Heuer for her love for children and the joy found in books***Given by Jody Heuer***John “Jack” Houston***Given by Jane Dickinson, Norma and Dan Wilson***Dick Huelsmann***Given by Huelsmann Foundation***Marty Johnson***Given by Richard and Betty Wasmundt***Louise Kasid***Given by Ann and Steve Wolff***Thomas E. Keliher***Given by Ann Wolff***Richard Kilty***Given by John and Helen Kilty***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, Sandra 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 Sylwester, Ann and Steve Wolff***Bob Peterson***Given by Ann and Steve Wolff***Vergil and Beverly Plattner***Given by Darlene Plattner***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***Bill Scheel and Deb DeSteno: Thank you for all your work on behalf of the Stillwater Public Library.***Given by Jan Brewer***Jone M. See***Given by Phil See***Jan Spreeman***Given by George and Donna Hoeppner***Richard E. Steinbach, who loved to read***Given by Angie and Mike Steinbach***Curtis Swanson***Given by Debra and Dave Dziuk***Robert E. Thorbus***Given by Nancy and Mark Butala***Francis, Adine, and David Zimmerman***Given by Joan Zimmerman*

### 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*