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Iverson Freking Ecumenical Recognition Award

This prestigious award has recognized Seven Rivers Region
 faith-filled people of action for twenty-seven years.

History of Award   |   Ecumenism Defined   |   Honorees

Named in honor of the late Carl Iverson and the late Bishop Frederick Freking.

 

 

 

                        Carl H. Iverson

  Bishop Frederick W. Freking
The Award reflects unselfish dedication to foster and promote ecumenical endeavors based on mutual respect of all faiths, highlighted by cooperation, communication and service to others.

Through their leadership and with the involvement of many others, Bethany St. Joseph Corporation was established in 1976 as a cooperative ecumenical effort sponsored by the Christian Communities of the greater La Crosse area.

The Iverson Freking Ecumenical Recognition Award was created by Bethany St. Joseph Corporation to acknowledge and recognize the dedication of people to ecumenical activities and community building.  Select for Nomination Form and Nomination Cover Letter.
The award is based on one or more of the following:
  • Spiritual example

  • Respect for the faith of others

  • Participation in a spiritual congregation, and

  • Commitment to community

To date, 65 awards over 28 years have been awarded to deserving community members.  The annual honors banquet is held in January and the next banquet is scheduled for January 21, 2015 in
La Crosse, WI, at the Radisson Hotel (11:30am reception).
Nominations are accepted in September/October and honorees are announced in mid-December.

Ecumenism Means:

Working towards the acceptance of and an openness to people of all faiths and accepting their faith as value, using as a base that we are all one in the Spirit of God.

Honorees


1987

Bishop Emeritus Stefan
   Guttormsson
Arlene Zei


1988

Rev. Bernard McGarty
Judith Bouffleur
Rev. Daniel Vinge

1989

Rev. Allan Townsend
Helen Scarseth
Sr. Pauline Wittry

1990
Rev. William Grevatch
June Kjome

1991
Dr. Antonio Molina
Tom Thibodeau

1992
Rev. Armin Heidmann
Mary Kisken
Lindy Saline

1993
Sr. Joyce Bantle
Rev. Ted Dewald
Gayda Hollnagel

1994
Rev. Jarvie Mattes
Sheila Kahlert

1995
Ernest Hanson
Mary Patros

1996
Sr. Leclare Beres
Chaplain Jim Johnson

1997
Dave Skogen
Jean Bassett
(with Tom Rand & Larry Green)

1998
Harvey Witzenburg
Carole Plante

1999
Dorothy Wetterlin
Rev. Rachel Thorson
    Mithelman

2000
Jerry Arndt

2000
Rita McGaughey

2001
Larry White
Lyle & Dee
Peacock

2002
Rev. Duane Baardseth
Bernadine & Howard
   Voss

2003
Dr. Bill Medland
Randy Eddy, Sr.

2004
Jan & Duane Moore
Sr. Arita Dopkins

2005
George & Marita Smith
Pat Stephens

2006
Sr. Celesta Day

2006
Dirk Gasterland

2006
Roger Bjorge
   
2007
Richard Swantz
Phyllis Branson
Rabbi Saul Prombaum
 
2008
Bishop Emeritus
    April Ulrig Larson
Sr. Marlene Weisenbeck
Sheila Garrity

2009
Carlene Roberts
Pat Smith

 

2010
Deacon Richard Sage
Patti McCauley

2011

Kathleen Lucey
Philip Schumacher
     
2012
Ed & Sally Sullivan
Vince Hatt

2013
Rev. Kent Johnson
Audrey Kader
Sr. Kathy Stuttgen

2014
Father Robert Cook
Jane Steingraeber
Tom Hundt
 

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