Bankers on the Move
WNB Financial is pleased to announce the promotion of Joanna Lauer to Lending Universal Banker in Winona. In her new role, Lauer will continue to assist clients with deposit accounts in addition to consumer lending. She has been with WNB Financial for five years, most recently as a Customer Service Representative.   
WNB Financial is pleased to announce the promotion of Lindsey Klug to Retail Lead in Winona. In her new role, Klug will manage the day-to-day operations of the Winona Retail Banking Team. With over 10 years of banking experience, Klug has worked as a teller, personal banker, business banker, service manager, and branch manager, most recently serving as Teller Supervisor for WNB Financial in Winona. 
Currie State Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Anna Kern Anna Kern and Lynae Bakken as Customer Service Representatives in the Currie branch.


WNB Financial is pleased to announce Tara Tentis, Customer Service Representative in Wabasha, as the recipient of its 2021 second quarter Community PRIDE Award. Community PRIDE Awards recognize WNB employees for exceptional volunteer service to programs, organizations, and initiatives that contribute to the strength and vitality of the communities served. Tentis received $100 to donate to the organization of her choice, which she chose to donate to the Kellogg Lions Club.

 In Memory

Richard Carlander passed away on June 26, 2021. At 16, Richard began his career under the leadership of his father, John Carlander, at the State Bank of Faribault. He started as a part time bookkeeper in 1953. After graduating college, he began his full-time career at the State Bank. Richard was elected President of the Bank in 1968. For the next 35 years, he remained President and was elected Chairman of the Board in 2003. He served as treasurer of the Minnesota Bankers Association for two years and was honored in 2009 as a Pioneer Banker for fifty years of banking services. 
Charles “Chuck” Johnson, 84, of Breckenridge, Minnesota, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Chuck managed the State Bank of Bruce (SD) and the State Bank of Maple Plain before purchasing a hardware store. He served on the MBA Board of Directors and as a member of the Lions Club for many years.  
Brian Haugen of Bellingham, Minnesota sadly passed away on April 13, 2021. Brian enjoyed working with his local customers for 39 years at the State Bank of Bellingham and serving his community as a member of the city and church council. Brian’s family was at the center of his whole world; never missing a game or event of his children. In recent years, his grandchildren lit up his life. 

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