FLOYD COUNTY, August 22, 2012 –
The Floyd County Community Foundation would like to announce the addition of six new members to its governing committee. These new members replace outgoing members who have served on the committee from 3 to 6 years. Because the FCCF serves the entire county, emphasis is placed on assigning committee members that represent all parts of the county, both rural and urban. Following is a list of the new members.
Dave Bahe: Dave has been in the Charles City area since 1985. He is a full time firefighter for the Charles City fire department, works for Fox Farms, and is an EMT-1 with the AMR ambulance. Dave has two grown children and four grandchildren, and enjoys gardening and woodworking. He is a member of the Elk’s, the Knights of Columbus, the Isaak Walton League, I.C. Parish, and holds the office of treasurer/secretary in the Floyd County Firefighters Association.
Judy Hauser: Judy is well known around the Charles City area as the co-founder of Heart to Home Hospice. She has also been involved in co-owning (third generation) and operating Hauser Funeral Home with husband, Kip. Judy and Kip have raised three children in Charles City: Laurie, who teaches in North Oak, Minn.; Steve, who is the athletic director at Madison Technical College in Wisconsin; and Rebecca who is a social worker in Egan, Minn. Judy is a member of the City Improvement Association and is on the TLC board.
Erwin Johnson: Erwin has lived in Floyd County for most of his life and has farmed here since the early 1970s. Erwin’s farming corporation involves raising corn, soybeans and commercial hay, and management of a sheep herd. Irwin and his wife, Yoshiko, have two grown daughters. Amy and her husband and son live in California where Amy owns a business. Wendy and her husband farm with Erwin in Floyd County and are expecting their first child in November. Erwin has traveled to such countries as Mongolia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Guatemala where he worked for the U.S. State Department as a consultant on financial management related to farm structure. Erwin has also made trips to Japan, Yoshiko’s home country, and Laos, where he did post graduate work after college.
Al Koenigsfeld: Al has resided in Floyd County for most of his life. As a retired teacher for grades 6–9, he still teaches drivers education and substitutes as a school bus driver. He also does seasonal work for area farmers. Al and his wife Mary have three grown children: Matt and wife, Anja, in Germany, Patrick and wife, Jamie, in Minnesota, and Kate and husband, Al, in New Hampton. They also have four grandchildren. Al spends every spare moment in support of the Roseville General Store located at the Cedar Valley Engine Club. He also enjoys cribbage, travel, reading, meeting people, and cutting and splitting wood.
Patty Staudt: Patty represents the Marble Rock area, where she and her husband, Dennis, have farmed for 31 years. Their children include Ann, who is an environmental engineer at ISU, Jill, who is in music ministry at Marymount College in Arlington, Va., and Luke, who attends college at St. Ambrose University. Patty loves to golf and participates in many area golf tournaments.
Dick Weiner: Dick is the owner and operator of the Cartersville Grain Elevator near Nora Springs where he has worked for 45 years. Dick and his wife, Barb, have five children: Sammy, Kelly Jo, Robert, and Dustin, who are all grown, and Charlie, who is starting his senior year at Central Springs High School. Dick enjoys spending free time with his family–especially his six grandchildren–and also attending school activities and going to the Mississippi River. Dick is on the First Security Bank Board, the Nora Springs Cemetery Board, and is the president of the Nora Springs Community Development board.