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INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE
"A Proud Past to Protect Your Future"
211 South Main Street
P.O. Box 436
Odebolt, IA 51458
8 to 4:30, Monday-Friday
Saturday by Appointment
Personal, Auto, Home, Commercial,
Health and more.
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The agency was founded
1951 by Harry C. Swanson and his son Richard when they
bought the former Selby Insurance Agency. In 1966 Richard
bought out his father's interest in the agency, and ran it until
Howard E. Hustedt joined on June 1, of 1969.
In January 1972
the agency was incorporated under the name Financial Security
Services, Inc., and continues to operate under the name Swanson
Insurance and Real Estate. That same year Howard
Hustedt became part owner.
Al Wilke joined the Agency in 1975 and remains a part owner
today. Mick Menage came on board in 1980 and is president, as well as an owner. Gordie Boerner joined the group as
an agent and part owner in 1996 and is currently with the group.
Richard Duffy joined as agent in 2002. Other agents include
Bobbi Scott, 1999 to present, and Tamra Thureson, 2003 to
present. John Currie will be joining the agency staff
specializing in ag insurance. Although Richard Swanson is now
retired, he is often seen at the office.
Support staff members include Karen Mohlhoff since
1979, Ruth Youngren since 1972, and Judy Hemphill since 2004.
Gordie Boerner, Howard Hustedt, Mick Menage and Al
recently completed an expansion. The old Lloyd Watts Drug
Store to the south of the Swanson offices was remodeled to
accommodate the growth of staff and business. This doubled
the available space and includes a large conference room with five
offices. The original tin ceiling in the building was left
The Chronicle, Vol. 117, No. 6,
February 7, 2008
Swanson Insurance and Real
Estate Experiences Growth-- In 2007, Swanson Insurance and Real
Estate had a tremendous growth in their personnel with the addition
of 5 new employees. Tammy Hustedt, Kristy Dewey, Terri Bauder, Katie
DeJean and Bryce Hustedt have joined the team. Swanson
Insurance and Real Estate currently has fourteen employees to better
serve the insurance and real estate needs of their clients.
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