Stevens County Historical Society

Hall of Honor

“Each man of the land comes and has his time.  He lives and loves and laughs, and walks the land, and calls it his.  After a time, one way or another, the man leaves.  The land remains.”    Dorothy Darling Wagner from "The Man of the Land", 1978



The Men and Women of the Land Hall of Honor recognizes people who have contributed

 in some manner to what we collectively value as Stevens County history.


  • It may be someone who has gained worldwide fame or recognition.
  • It may be someone who has influenced youth through education and example.
  • It may be someone who contributed through their talents and skills.
  • It may be someone who quietly and humbly raised their family and practices good citizenship.
  • It may be someone who provided goods and services.


The Hall of Honor is located in our board/community room, and consists of two important parts; (1) a collage of pictures honoring each inductee, and (2) a professionally produced video summarizing the life story of the inductee.  These videos can be viewed in the museum during our normal open hours, and our staff will assist you in doing this. The videos can also be viewed at home at your own convenience  on YouTube.

Anyone can be nominated to become a member of the Hall of Honor. We contract with professionals to gather family history and photographs, compose text, and make a comprehensive story that is placed on a DVD.  When the video is completed, it is shown to family and friends during an invitation-only reception at the museum.  Immediate family members receive a complimentary copy of the DVD.

In addition to museum staff time, a considerable amount of contracted hours go into producing these quality DVDs, which become a family keepsake.  Thus, we ask that a donation of $5,000 be made to cover these expenses. This donation can come from an individual, a group of people, or an organization.

Please give thoughtful consideration to donating and nominating someone to the Hall of Honor.

The current members of the Hall of Honor are:

Charles & Carol Berg

Rodney Briggs

"Doc" John & Helen Busch

Loren Carr

Robert & Rebecca Darling

Carol Day

Bob & Marion DeWall

Ted & Phyllis Dosdall

Peter & Agnes Erdahl

Sivert & Ingeborg Erdahl

Ersted Family/Farmers and Merchants Bank

Anton & Rosetha Ettesvold

Lloyd & Diane Fehr

Paul Fehr, Sr.

Theodore Fenske

Frank J. Fox

Harley Hanke

Pearl & Walter Hanse

Philip Jordan

Charles C.B. & Margret Kloos

Ed & Patty LaFave

Gerald & Lois Loher

Willie Martin

Chester & Lorraine Marty

Harvey Mathison

Charles & Marjorie Mesenbrink

Lola & DeWayne Michaelson

Oscar & Maria Mumm

Reverend Fred E. Pasche

Don Quackenbush

Doug & Louise Rasmusson

Charles & Jenny Sather

Andrew & Dorothea Satter

John Scharf

Steve "Skip" Sherstad

Bob & Harriet Stevenson

Donald Stroman

Alan Tonn

Richard & Dorothy Wagner

Maurice & Rosalys Weiler

Sid Wilcox

Leonard Wulf

Violet Wulf

Together we will preserve their history.


Videos of the following nominees are in various stages of production:

Friedrick & Louise Gausman

Thelma Gilbert

John “Jack” & Lucy Imholte

Howard & Helen Olson

Walter "Slim" & Lily Hokanson


26 of these videos are available for viewing on our YouTube Channel.