2011 Heartland Family Service 1515 Avenue J, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 (712) 435-5360 www.HeartlandFamilyService.org 2003 The Tracy & Marcy Grimm Family - Challenged & Successful The Dennis & Linda Haven Family - Commitment to Family The Mike & Nancy Hale Family - Community Service The Ron & Joanie Tekippe Family - Leadership 2004 The Jennifer & Rick Carlson Family - Challenged & Successful The Jennifer & Matt Sell Family - Commitment to Family The Jeanie & John Hemmerich Family - Community Service The Deb & Doug Goodman Family - Leadership 2005 The Chris & Megan Sorensen Family - Challenged & Successful The Tony & Miriam Beck Family - Commitment to Family The Brian & Lori Poldberg Family - Community Service The Alan & Edna Bach Family - Leadership 2006 The Carolyn M. Lippke Family - Challenged and Successful The Don & Pam Buttry Family - Commitment to Family The Matt & Lisa Gronstal Family - Leadership 2007 The Steve & Stacy Schultz Family - Challenged and Successful The David & Jody Edwards Family - Commitment to Family The Sue Jungman Family - Community Service The Steve & Matt O’Neill Families - Leadership 2008 The Stephanie Bartholomew Family - Challenged and Successful The David and Julie Flora Family - Commitment to Family The Robert and Elaine Fenner Family - Community Service The Dr. Michael and Marie Knedler Family - Leadership 2009 The Ruben and Yolanda Mendoza Family - Challenged and Successful The LeRoy and Janice Cobia Family - Commitment to Family The Betty Schmidt Family - Community Service The Alan and Sandra Byers Family - Leadership 2010 The Kent and Lori Stopak Family - Challenged and Successful The Mike and Lisa Formhals Family - Commitment to Family The Jerry and Barb Hempel Family - Community Service The Dr. Ralph and Joann Hopp Family - Leadership Past Honored Families 2002 The Chris Schultz Family - Challenged & Successful The Cecil & Maureen Peterson Family - Commitment to Family The Dan & Gail Pogge Family - Community Service The William & Vivian Johnson Family - Leadership Community Sponsors LEADERS American National Bank Anonymous Building Bright Futures eBay Foundation Fremont Area United Way Carol Gendler Howard & Rhonda Hawks Heartland Family Service Friends Guild Heartland Family Service Staff Iowa West Foundation Kwik Shop, Inc. - Omaha Division Charles E. Lakin Family Learning Community of Douglas & Sarpy Counties The Lozier Foundation Mutual of Omaha Foundation Promise Partners Sarpy County William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation The Scoular Foundation Tobacco Free Sarpy United Way of the Midlands Valmont Industries Verizon Foundation Walmart Foundation Women’s Fund of Greater Omaha November 10, 2011 Welcome and Introduction of Honored Families ............................. Nancy Schulze Vice President, Iowa ProfessionalServices, Heartland Family Service Invocation ........................................................................ Pastor Michael Kalstrup Fellowship of Faith Christian Center Dinner Master of Ceremonies ........................................................................ John Knicely News Anchor, WOWT PARTNERS The Occasion ................................................................................... John Jeanetta Ameristar Casino Hotel President and CEO, Heartland Family Service Kiewit Building Group Inc. John & Wende Kotouc Recognition of Families Lincoln Financial Foundation Introduction of Presenters ................................................................... John Knicely PATRONS Anonymous Amy & Joe Moglia Arby’s Panda, Inc. Harriet Otis City of Bellevue Presentation Sisters BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska John & Dianne Scott Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P. Securities America Financial Corp Cox Communications SilverStone Group Lynn Dinsdale Marchese Robert H. Storz Foundation Tom & Darlynn Fellman Union Pacific Home Instead Senior Care Warren Distribution Cameron and Stephanie Ludwig Woodmen of the World/Omaha The Shane and Amy Sanders Family .................................. Roger Williams Commitment to Family Honorees The ReAnn, Ryan and Anna Hildebrand Family ..................... Rick Killion Challenged and Successful Honorees The Dave and Arian Haddix Family ............................................ Sara Scott Community Service Honorees The Mick and Judy Guttau Family ............................ Lisa Cuevas-Jorgensen Leadership Honorees Closing Comments .............................................................................. John Knicely Salute to Families As individuals, we find in our families a sense of identity, purpose and security. It is through family life that our most cherished values and traditions are passed from one generation to the next. Within the shelter of home and family, we learn how to give and receive love. There we discover the worth and rights of ourselves as individuals. We learn important lessons about love and faith, duty and fidelity, personal responsibility and concern for others. The integrity of the family is essential to our ability to remain a strong and stable community. The family that Mick and Judy Guttau have created is truly one to be admired. Their leadership and commitment to each other and to their community has made a lasting impact on everyone around them. Mick and Judy met at Iowa State University in 1967. After graduation, the couple married. Mick served in Vietnam, Judy taught school in Ankeny. When Mick returned, the couple moved back to Treynor. The mission of Heartland Family Service is to strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling and support services. Heartland Family Service has created the Salute to Families Recognition Program because we believe strong family life deserves to be identified and honored. The program is sponsored locally by Heartland Family Service and endorsed by the national Alliance for Children and Families. Mick, who majored in agriculture, took a job at the local bank where he had the opportunity to help other local farmers—something he was passionate about. Through a fortunate series of events, the couple purchased Treynor State Bank in 1978, and have developed it into a remarkable financial institution—TS Bank. Mick is chairman and CEO and Judy is secretary of the board. Mick also serves as chairman of the board of Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines. Family Week of the Midlands Several organizations benefit from the support and assistance of the Guttaus, including Living Hope Community Church, Alegent Health/Mercy Hospital, Deaf Missions, 4-H, Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, CB Senior Center, IWCC Arts Center and Treynor Optimist Club. National Family Week was first proclaimed in 1972 and is now proclaimed annually by the President of the United States and governors across the nation, including Governor Chet Culver of Iowa and Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman. It is with this support that Heartland Family Service salutes the many strong families throughout Southwest Iowa. Celebrate your own family life during Family Week of the Midlands November 20-26, 2011 Mick and Judy have two adult children—Heidi and Josh—who observed and learned from their parents’ example, and are now passing those strengths to their own children. Heidi is an attorney for Baird Holm, serves on the TS Bank board of directors, and is active in HOPE-Net Ministries, Deaf Missions of Council Bluffs, Vision Treynor Group, and Fellowship of Faith Christian Center. Heidi and her husband Rick Fox have three children—Brock, 9; Blake, 7 and Emmersen, 5. Josh is president and CFO of TS Bank, and has served as a board member for Heartland Family Service, Treynor School District, Alegent Health Foundation/ Mercy Hospital, Fellowship of Faith Christian Center and Iowa Bankers Association. Josh and his wife Shelly have four children—Star’onna, 15; Shianne, 14; Joslyn, 6 and Dane, 3. The incredible leadership, dedication and contributions of this family have strengthened Treynor and its surrounding communities. The Guttau family truly serves as an inspiring example of strong family life in Southwest Iowa. Southwest Iowa Advisory Committee Leadership Suzi Brehmer Jody Edwards Lisa Gronstal Janella Higgins Cindy Hoover Jill Killion Rick Killion Kelley Kulesa Lydia Mason Scott McMullen Martha Peterson Sara Scott Joanie Tekippe Barb Walsh Southwest Iowa Selections Committee Sonja Cambridge Joan Crowl Jane Hawks Judy Pingel Melanie Schellberg Sara Scott Joanie Tikippe Roger Williams Salute to Families Supporters Addie Gengenbach Photography Anderson Print Group Loess Hills Floral Studio V180 Video Board of Trustees Alan D’Agosto Rhonda Hawks Charles E. Lakin Dianne Seeman Lozier Sunny Lundgren Diane Nelson Kenneth E. Stinson Board of Directors The Mick and Judy Guttau Family Front (from left): Blake Fox, Shianne, Joslyn, Judy, Mick, Emmersen Fox, Star’onna Back (from left): Josh, Dane & Shelly Guttau; Heidi, Rick & Brock Fox Virginia L. Collins, Chairman Christine Wendlandt, Vice Chairman Stacy A. Scholtz, Secretary Carol Gendler, Assistant Secretary Robert Baker, Treasurer Tom Albers Raymond Aranza Robert N. Belt Irene Burklund Mike Carlson Joyce Cooper Melissa Crawford Kimberly J. Daniels Anthony M. DeCanti Jim Douglas Todd Fishback James Heeney Jeff Huber Vern Kuehn Ralph B. Lassiter Lorie K. Lewis Kim Lubeck Tom McClung Matthew Payne Paul Rabinovitz Janet Richardson Chris Tinley Paula B. Wells Mary Zlomke Douglas D. Murray Legal Advisor John H. Jeanetta, MBA, MSW President and CEO Commitment ommitment to Family Dave and Arian Haddix have made community service a way of life for their family. Even though their children are young—Hunter, age 11; Jocelyn, 10; and Cooper, 4—they have already learned the importance of giving back. Arian and Dave have both lost family members and friends to cancer. They couldn’t stand the feeling of not doing something to help, and became involved with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event. They started as volunteers and then quickly became members of the planning committee and eventually chairpersons of the Pottawattamie County event. After nine years of volunteer service, Arian became a full-time employee of the ACS. Her family continues to volunteer alongside her. The Shane and Amy Sanders Family From left: Mackenzie, Shane, Zachary, Carly, Amy and Logan. The Haddix family has raised their children to be passionate about helping others, and they work together, as a family, to help the cause. Their older children, Hunter and Jocelyn, joined their first Relay at just 5 and 6 years old. Cooper has participated ever since he was just 6 weeks old. And the three children haven’t missed a race since then. Jocelyn even captains her own team, the Lemonheads, and raised over $1,000 for the American Cancer Society this year. Together, the Haddix family views Relay for Life as a way to do something for those who can’t. Beyond their commitment to the American Cancer Society, the Haddix family helps out wherever they are needed. They are also involved with the Pottawattamie County Tobacco Prevention Coalition, their children’s Parent Teacher Organization, coaching Youth Soccer, Leadership Council Bluffs and the “Fill the Bus” campaign. The Haddix family is showing their children, by example, the importance of giving back to their community—and lucky for our community; their children love every minute of it! Community ommunity Service The concept of “family” comes naturally to the Shane and Amy Sanders family. Upon meeting them, one thing is immediately evident—this is a family built on a strong foundation of love and acceptance. Shane and Amy met after high school and soon were married. Their marriage blessed them with two children—Logan, 16; and Mackenzie, 13. Over the years, Shane became a Master in Songahm Taekwondo. He founded Sanders ATA Martial Arts, now with five metro locations and close to 400 students. Through Amy’s work as a nurse with the Children’s Respite Child Care Center, the Sanders family has spent a great deal of time together volunteering to help children who have special needs. In 2004, Zach arrived at the center as a foster child. He was born prematurely with a crack cocaine addiction. Despite being told that Zach would have developmental setbacks, Amy was smitten with this little guy. Soon the entire Sanders family fell head over heals in love with him. Remarkably, it was Shane and Amy’s children who begged to make Zachary a part of their family. Logan and Mackenzie felt so fortunate to have such great parents—they wanted to give Zach a family, too. The Dave and Arian Haddix Family From left: Cooper, Dave, Hunter, Arian and Jocelyn. After careful consideration, Shane and Amy became foster parents and by 2006 had officially adopted Zach into the Sanders family. Zach continues to challenge the doctors’ warnings as he develops into a healthy and active seven-year old. In 2007 the family fell in love again—this time with little Carly, who has battled an inoperable cancerous tumor in her neck since her birth. It wasn’t long before the family wanted to take Carly into their arms and help her as she faced her many health challenges. This time, all three children wanted to share their family with this little girl. It wasn’t long before the Sanders family welcomed Carly into their home permanently. Together, these four children are the focus and the joy of Shane and Amy’s world. Despite the special needs of their family, each feels blessed to have these challenges in their life, and can’t imagine their family any other way. Challenged hallenged & Successful When Ryan and Anna were just young children, the Hildebrand family was rocked by a terrible tragedy. ReAnn’s husband, Dean, died unexpectedly of a sudden massive heart attack in front of their two children. At the time, Ryan was 10 years old and Anna was just 8. Dean had been a loving and devoted husband and father, and his death left a painful void in the Hildebrand family’s life. After his passing, ReAnn faced many challenges: The challenge of keeping her family together. The challenge of healing her young children. And, because Dean had owned and operated a local feed company in Oakland, she also faced the challenge of keeping their “mom and pop” business going in order to support her family. The work was hard, and proved to be more than a single mom could handle. Friends and neighbors pitched in to help keep the business afloat. ReAnn struggled with the conflict of two very important priorities—to grow her husband’s legacy through his business, or to invest that energy in helping their children grow to their potential. She knew what Dean’s advice would be, and eventually she sold the company. These were hard times for the family. But through ReAnn’s enduring strength and fierce love for her children, they pulled together and worked through these challenges—as a family. The three of them are incredibly close, and lean on each other through every trial and celebration. This tragedy has given them a unique perspective, and they have an admirable ability to focus on what is important in life. The ReAnn, Ryan and Anna Hildebrand Family From left: Ryan, ReAnn and Anna. Today Ryan is a sophomore at University of South Dakota studying English, and is a member of the college marching band. Anna, a senior at Riverside High School, is a natural athlete and has participated with the school’s golf, volleyball, softball and basketball teams. Their commitment, support and love for one another have strengthened the Hildebrand family bond, and helped them to overcome the difficulties they face. Each family member is well-prepared to grow into the future.
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