Roy C. and his wife, Vicki, live in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Both Roy and Vicki are lifelong Prairie du Chien residents. Roy is the franchise owner of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. located at 100 North Marquette Road in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Throughout Roy’s years in the financial industry, he has enjoyed studying and taking courses to expand his knowledge in financial planning. He has earned seven designations which include: Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®),Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), Accredited Estate Planner (AEP), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC®), Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP), Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®). He takes great pride in his designations and the knowledge he has gained from these courses.

Roy currently serves his community through volunteer work with various church committees, Board Member of the George Family Foundation, Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Police and Fire Commission and member of Prairie du Chien Redevelopment Authority. Roy also serves as a board member of the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital Foundation and Prairie du Chien Hospital Board of Trustees.

Roy is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), a member of the Wisconsin Planned Giving Council (WPGC) and a member of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. Roy gives back to the financial services industry by being appointed an arbitrator for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Roy enjoys helping people prepare for their future and focuses on retirement, education funding, investments, tax strategy planning and estate planning strategies. Roy enjoys volunteering for numerous organizations, camping, playing cribbage, solving chess puzzles, and spending time with his wife, Vicki.
Roy C. George
Roy C George
A strong work ethic was instilled in the George children as each of them “grew up’ in the grocery business. As did all of her siblings, Cindy worked, at one time or another, in almost every department of the family’s Piggly Wiggly store in Prairie du Chien. After leaving Prairie du Chien, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at Wisconsin State University in Platteville, WI. She taught in the elementary grades in Milton, Wisconsin. After several years raising her family, she returned to Wisconsin State University in Platteville to earn a Master’s Degree in Middle Level Education. She rejoined the field of education and spent the remainder of her career teaching math to her favorite age group, middle school. Their enthusiasm for learning perfectly matched Cindy’s enthusiasm for teaching.

Cindy is a past member of NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and the Hospital Auxiliary. She currently belongs to the Lion’s Club and the Prairie du Chien Historical Society. She is a member of St Peter Lutheran Church and volunteers at the local food pantry.

Now retired, Cindy keeps busy with the George Family Foundation, substitute teaching, reading and visiting her five children and grandchildren. Cindy and her husband Bob live in Prairie du Chien.
Cindy Standorf
Cindy Standorf
Penny and Bruce “Harry” Remz both served 20 years in the military and received “Honorable Discharges” from the United States Air Force. During their careers many positions were held overseas during various campaigns and Desert Storm. They have three sons, Greg who currently resides in Grand Forks ND, Ashley resides in Abilene TX, and Whitney lives in Middleton WI. Harry has been a fireman since he was 15 years old whether volunteer status or active. He currently is the Chief of Prairie du Chien Fire Department.

Since Penny’s retirement from the Air Force she remains busy. Depending on the season she works for H&R Block, Cushman’s Greenhouse, Shihata’s Orchard, and recently the new elf for United Parcel Service from Thanksgiving till Christmas. Her hobbies are gardening, astronomy, and studying Italian language.

Greg and his wife Marie have blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren, Jayden who is 11, Reese is 6, and Christian is 2.
Penny Remz
Penny Remz
Deidre and her husband Randy have lived and worked in Prairie du Chien all their lives. They have been married over 30 years and have two children. Both children are married and live with their families in Wisconsin.

During Deidre’s career at Piggly Wiggly and later Stark’s Sport Shop, she has participated in many community activities including the building of Fort Fun. Deidre has served and supported numerous charities and philanthropic organizations in addition to the George Family Foundation. She has served as Board President for the following organizations: the Wacouta Memorial Library, the Jaycees, St Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church Council, and Women of the ELCA-St Peter’s.

Deidre has always felt a strong spirit of volunteerism and has helped in women’s shelters, mission trips, and most recently the local Come For Supper community dinner program.

Deidre has a sense of adventure and enjoys many diverse opportunities while working on her “Bucket List”. Her hobbies include reading, quilting, and tracing her familes’ geneologies.
Deidre Stark
Deidre Stark
Ellie has recently retired from her career as a Philanthropic Consultant. As such, she managed capital campaigns, specializing in serving smaller communities who sought private funding for community assets such as libraries, community centers, aquatic centers, etc.

Ellie graduated from Luther College and has her Master’s Degree in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She served as Executive Director of her local hospital’s foundation for 10 years; before that was an educator and active mom.

She and her husband of over four decades, Ollie, divide their time between their homes in Decorah, Iowa, and Kissimmee, Florida. They also spend much time traveling to visit their five grown children and several grandchildren all over the country.

Ellie’s hobbies include quilting, crocheting, and picture framing. She and Ollie enjoy golfing together.
Eleanor Lybeck
Eleanor Lybeck


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