2015 ISD 88 Hall of Fame Inductees
Press Release May 2015
The ISD 88 Foundation and its Alumni Committee are pleased to announce the selection of six individuals for the 2015 ISD 88 Hall of Fame. This is the Hall of Fame’s second year of induction. The Hall of Fame seeks to honor individuals who have made exceptional achievements in their field and who have made a difference in the communities in which they live, or lived.
An induction ceremony and banquet will be held Saturday, September 26th at the New Ulm Country Club beginning at 5pm. More information on the ISD 88 Hall of Fame and the September 26th event can be found at isd88foundation.org.
Ray Bentdahl (deceased) – A 1955 graduate of New Ulm High School who went on to a successful 44-year career in commercial banking in Southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities. Ray’s civic interests and philanthropy benefited many in both Minnesota and Iowa.
John Heymann – A 1953 graduate of New Ulm High School where he was a three-sport athlete. In 1968 John became president of Heymann Construction Company. His firm has built many New Ulm schools and local commercial buildings, and he is active in many New Ulm organizations.
Kent Knutson – A 1970 New Ulm High School graduate who currently is the artistic director of The Old Log Theatre in Excelsior, MN. Kent has also taught/directed theater productions for the Anoka/Blaine and Minnetonka High Schools during his teaching career.
Curt Lambrecht – A 1971 New Ulm High School graduate who returned to New Ulm in 1983 and became the successful owner of Lambrecht’s Gift Store. Curt has supported our schools, volunteering in music and art events, and has served on numerous committees and boards in New Ulm.
Ted Marti – A 1968 graduate of New Ulm High School where he was active in many sports and activities. In 1975 Ted returned to New Ulm to begin working at August Schell Brewery Company and is now the brewery’s current President. Ted is instrumental in New Ulm tourism and philanthropy.
Ann Vogel, MD – A 1960 graduate of New Ulm High School who returned to her hometown to practice medicine. Doc Ann has since been dedicated to her patients and all things New Ulm, where she is active both behind the scenes and in front.