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Retiring after 50 years with Decorah Bank - Irene Lovstuen

What 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.

  1. 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!

  2. joanne olson says:

    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

  3. Shirley Vermace says:

    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!

  4. Joan Ameling Johnson says:

    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

  5. Barb McLain-Henderson says:

    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 .

  6. Chris Hertrampf says:

    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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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