Greg Burger, then chairman of the Partnership Campaign, addresses the crowd gathered under a tent during the September 2003 groundbreaking for the new hospital in Luverne.Isaac DeBoerJosh Boomgaarden

Burger retires from Minnwest Bank after 32 years

DeBoer promoted to market president, Boomgaarden hired as ag lender trainee

Greg Burger, market president for Minnwest Bank in Luverne, has announced his retirement after 32 years, effective March 31, 2016.

Burger began his career with Norwest Bank Luverne in January of 1984 as senior vice president. The bank became Minnwest Bank Luverne in February of 1987 with Burger continuing his career with Minnwest Bank.

In April of 1991, he accepted the position of president of Minnwest Bank Montevideo and served in that capacity until September of 1998 when he returned to Luverne as president of Minnwest Bank Luverne. 

Burger has served the community as a member of several boards and committees throughout the past 20-plus years and remains involved and engaged in the development of Luverne.

Burger also was active in state and national banking organizations serving as the chairman of the Minnesota Banker’s Association in 2005-06.

He and his wife, Janet, will continue to live in Luverne.

In conjunction with Burger’s retirement, Minnwest Bank has promoted Isaac DeBoer to market president for the Luverne office. 

DeBoer began his tenure with Minnwest in 1998 as an agricultural loan officer trainee. Since that time, he has held the positions of AVP/ag loan officer and V.P./senior ag loan officer for the bank.

DeBoer is highly involved in various organizations within the community and manages a large portion of the bank’s current loan portfolio in agricultural and commercial credit. He has worked closely with Burger on transitioning into his new position with Minnwest. 

DeBoer resides in Luverne with his wife, Nicole, and their children, Brianna and Zachary.

Minnwest Bank has also hired Joshua Boomgaarden as an ag lender trainee. Boomgaarden graduated from Luverne High School in 2010 and from South Dakota State University in 2015 with a degree in ag business. 

Having grown up on a farm near Magnolia, his background and education provide for a unique perspective into the SW Minnesota ag business market.

He said he looks forward to becoming part of Rock County’s flourishing farm community. 

Boomgaarden currently resides in Beaver Creek with his wife, Alisha.

Minnwest Bank is Minnesota's second largest agricultural bank in farm lending with 25 offices in 19 communities throughout Minnesota and South Dakota with over $1.5 billion in assets. 

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