Board of Directors

Mary Henke-President

Hutchinson, MN

I’m a lifelong Hutchinson resident.  After retiring as Librarian of the Hutchinson Public Library, I’m enjoying the time devoted to our McLeod County Historical Society by serving on the Board of Directors.  contact Mary:


Bob Allison – Vice President

Glencoe, MN

I have always been interested in history especially US and Virginia history.  Some of you may know me from the genealogy classes that I did last year.  That is another passion of mine, family history.  If you need help with US family history, I am always available and glad to help.  I enjoy being involved with the Society and the Board and do hope to stay involved for many years to come.  contact Bob:


Bev Wangerin – Treasurer

Hutchinson, MN

I’ve worked and am still working at the McGraw-Mahon Law Office where I’ve been employed as a legal secretary for nearly 60 years.  In addition, I was a McLeod County Commisioner for 24 years and have been a church pianist/organist for over 65 years.  contact Bev:

Liz Schwarze – Secretary

Lester Prairie

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John Lofdahl

Hutchinson, MN

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Pat Englemann

Glencoe, MN

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Dale Ewald

Hutchinson, MN




Lynn Buck

Hutchinson, MN

I’ve been interested in history and “old stuff” for as long as I can remember, especially jewelry, glassware, and anything found on a dinning table.  My Husband Earl and I are the parents of 4 married children, 12 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.  The kids are spread out so we get to travel and enjoy the outdoors here and there!  contact Lynn:

Gary Lenz

Winsted, MN