Lovstuen retires – thanks for 50 years!

Retiring after 50 years with Decorah Bank - Irene LovstuenWhat were you up to 50 years ago?  Irene Lovstuen was just starting her fifty year career with the Bank.  We’re guessing that Irene has probably seen and heard about most financial situations – but then, we will never know because of her value and respect for financial confidentiality.

We wish Irene Lovstuen a satisfying and well-deserved retirement.  If you have well-wishes or fond memories to share publicly, feel welcome to comment here and we will be sure to remind her to read your message now that she has more time for the things she loves and enjoys.

Thank you Irene – you may have cute small feet, but you leave behind big shoes to fill.  You’ve taught us well.

Posted by Decorah Bank in Community News, Decorah Bank News & Events.



  1. Congratulations on a great career. You will be missed by many. Wonderful friend, helpful co-worker, and an all around great person. Enjoy your “free” time, Irene. Elaine

    Comment by Elaine Thompson — January 8, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

  2. Congratulations on your retirement and on your 50 years with Decorah Bank and Trust! What a testament to how valuable you have been to the bank and to your company loyalty. Best wishes in this next phase!

    Comment by Jeni Grouws — January 8, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

  3. Best of luck to you Irene. I’m sure your friendly smile will be greatly missed. Enjoy retirement. You deserve it after 50 years of helping so many people.

    Joanne Olson

    Comment by joanne olson — January 8, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

  4. Irene,
    Congrats on your retirement from the bank! You were so welcoming and helpful when Mike and I moved back to town twelve years ago to raise our kids in the “home place”. You’ve been so good to our family for many years. THANK YOU for all your service to this entire community!

    Comment by Shirley Vermace — January 8, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

  5. Irene!! there is no way you could have worked at the Bank for 50yrs!! Good heavens woman did you start work at age 5?? I wish you the best retirement years but I can’t help butI wonder who’s going to do Judy’s work now?? Love you! Joan

    Comment by Joan Ameling Johnson — January 8, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

  6. Hi Irene,
    You were always great to do business with, courteous, helpful and thorough – a true pro! Thanks!

    Comment by Kim W. Smith — January 9, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

  7. Irene,
    I join with all your friends in wishing you a happy, restful retirement. It’s always comforting to see a familiar face when visiting th bank, and yours was a “constant”, especially after Elaine and Wilma retired. Good Lord, has it really been 50 years?? I remember when you started in the bank when I was in high school! Best of luck to you and many thanks .

    Comment by Barb McLain-Henderson — January 10, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

  8. Irene. Thank you for your wonderful service you provided me and my family over the past years. I will miss you. Please enjoy your retirement! Thank you so much!

    Comment by Chris Hertrampf — January 11, 2013 @ 11:14 am

  9. Irene, What will DB do now? You will certainly be missed. Kevin and I wish you a long, happy and healthy retirement! Enjoy it to the fullest! Thanks so much for your friendly service.

    Comment by Leslie Sand — January 12, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

  10. Irene, I will always remember you fondly because after all you were my first. I was young and inexperienced and you were just a bit older and showed me the way. The way banking was done that is….. My very first account opened with you, my very first loan as well. I appreciate all your help and advice. Many happy wishes for you on your retirement.

    Comment by Kelley Martin — January 13, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

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