Past Presidents

The men listed here are people who are a part of Charles City Lions Club chronicles, and the many are influential names of Charles City history. At no time in Charles City Lions history has any president served more than one term. During the last 90 plus years of serving this community these are the leaders of Charles City’s longest standing continuous service club.


M. G. Smith Sr. 1921-22 Larry D. Brewer 1968-69
Dr. Wm. L. Griffin 1922-23 Paul E. Sisson 1969-70
John F. Christiansen 1923-24 Robert Breitbach 1970-71
B. Wood May 1924-25 Dr. William Rodda 1971-72
G. M. Wodtke 1925-26 Donald Semelhack 1972-73
W. B. Johnson 1926-27 Donald J. Heeren 1973-74
H. H. Fisher 1927-28 Robert L. Thomson 1974-75
Dr. O. H. Banton 1928-29 R. Dean Kline 1975-76
H. O. Frudden 1929-30 Roy J. Nelson 1976-77
W. K. Carr 1930-31 George J. Lorber 1977-78
J. H. Trefz 1931-32 Carl C. (Kip) Hauser 1978-79
W. E. Frudden 1932-33 Douglas Saunders 1979-80
Ira W. Fredrickson 1933-34 Damon Cole 1980-81
Dr. John Petry 1934-35 O. Jay Tomson 1981-82
Dr. Sivert Erickson 1935-36 Daniel Barrett 1982-83
M. Jack Kuech 1936-37 J. R. (Dick) Herbrechtsmeyer 1983-84
Herman G. (Bud) Bos 1937-38 David Hutchins 1984-85
George H. Buckman 1938-39 Hugo F. Federhart 1985-86
Dr. Ray Fox 1939-40 Dennis Haahr 1986-87
Dr. W. E. Voreck 1940-41 Donald Blonigen 1987-88
Lee M. Fenholt 1941-42 Ronald Noah 1988-89
Harry M. Clark 1942-43 John R. Morris 1989-90
Dr. A. L. Miller 1943-44 Michael A. Lidd 1990-91
E. L. (Eb) Willson 1944-45 Charles V. Perry 1991-92
Dr. B. M. Hudson 1945-46 Gary Mills 1992-93
Dr. J. B. Miner Jr. 1946-47 Robert J. Ingram 1993-94
Gil F. Ardery 1947-48 H. Byron Kruse 1994-95
A. R. Melrose 1948-49 John F. Newton 1995-96
L. R. Erickson 1949-50 Gerald J. Meyer 1996-97
A. J. Anderson 1950-51 Larry M. Richards 1997-98
Harley J. Deems 1951-52 Curt Schneider 1998-99
Harold S. Henry 1952-53 DeLaine H. Freeseman 1999-2000
Charles H. Jensen 1953-54 Mark Sindlinger 2000-01
Robert Cooper 1954-55 Kurt W. Herbrechtsmeyer 2001-02
Robert A. Sar 1955-56 Bob Kloberdanz 2002-03
Carl F. Hauser 1956-57 Mark Melrose 2003-04
William Miller 1957-58 Charles E. Hardt 2004-05
Keith S. Noah 1958-59 L. Thomas Keiser 2005-06
Dr. John G. Salsbury 1959-60 Dennis Helmers 2006-07
Dr. Robert B. Yeager 1960-61 Rev. David Werges 2007-08
Barton Bonzer 1961-62 Leland R. Boyd 2008-09
Marvin E. Sogard 1962-63 Todd Prichard 2009-10
Merrill G. Smith Jr. 1963-64 Jeffrey P. Sisson 2010-11
Russell W. Suhr 1964-65 Kenneth Swant 2011-12
Hon. Ralph F. McCartney 1965-66 Robert Woolm 2012-13
Gene Manning 1966-67 Fred “Gene” Rasmussen Current
Victor Meyer 1967-68