Distinguished Service Award

First granted in 1970 during the Society's Centennial, this annual award is given in recognition of dedicated service toward improvement of the Michigan fruit industry.

 

December 2017
Attend the December banquet for
this year's announcement of
the Distinguished Service Award

December 2016
Dave Trinka
Gene and Dean Veliquette

December 2015
Fred and Linda Koenigshof
Matt McCallum

 

December 2014
Harold Thome
Kenneth Nye

December 2013
Doug Buhler
Jim Koan

December 2012
Alvin and Joseph Dietrich
Earl Peterson

 

December 2011
Bill Grabemeyer
Eric Hanson

December 2010
Joe Klein
Dr. Randy Beaudry

December 2009
Abigail Roy-Jacobson
Ronald Prentice

 

December 2008
Allyn Anthony
Dawn Drake

December 2007
Dr. Ron Perry
Bernard Herman

December 2006
Don and Bob Gregory
Bill Braman

 

December 2005
Donald W. Nugent
Keith Warren
Sandra Hill

December 2004
Larry James Bradford
Rodney Winkel
David Epstein

December 2003
George R. Stover
Jordan B. Tatter

 

December 2002
Karl O. Moser
Richard L. Ledebuhr
Ronald E. Bodtke

December 2001
Donald J. Ricks
Eleanor Dietrich

December 2000
Philip G. Schwallier
Ron and Dianne Gillison
Charles Ross Stein

 

December 1999
Thomas Butler
Fred M. Pugsley

December 1998
Jerry Sietsema
Robert Tritten

December 1997
Henry Prillwitz
Philip J. Korson II

 

December 1996
Herbert F. Teichman
Theodore Michael Thomas

December 1995
David R. Dilley
Arthur Lister, Jr.

December 1994
Russell G. Mawby
Mrs. Harold (JoAnn) Thome

 

December 1993
Myron Kelsey
Paul Rood

December 1992
Sen. Dick Posthumus
William Austin

December 1991
Kathy Hall
Jerry Jollay
Charles D. Kesner

 

December 1990
James H. Anderson
Merlin Kraft
Raymond Passage

December 1989
Sen. Harry Gast
Donald M. Hill

December 1988
Edward J. Klos
Edwin Wittenbach

 

December 1987
Alan L. Jones
Mrs. John (Sharon) Steffens

December 1986
James Friday
Jacweir (Jack) Breslin

December 1985
Phil Brown
Virginia Ebers

 

December 1984
Angus J. Howitt
Alton C. Wendzel

December 1983
Rodney Bull
Jerome Hull, Jr.
R. Paul Larsen

December 1982
Russell & Vernon Smeltzer
Sylvan H Wittwer

 

December 1981
Vernon E. Bull
Elton R. Smith

December 1980
W. Stewart Carpenter
Max Udell

December 1979
Monroe Hawley
B. Dale Ball
John A. Hannah

 

December 1978
J. W. Erwin
Mrs. Wallace (Laura) Heuser

December 1977
Harry Overhiser
Sen. Charles O. Zollar
Robert F. Carlson

December 1976
John Handy
Henry T. Nelson
Walter Toenjes

 

December 1975
Donald H. Dewey
David G. Friday

December 1974
John Babcock
Martin J. Bukovac
Forrest Griffin

December 1973
Willard H. (Bill) Braman
Baert D. (Barry) Brand
Donald R. Barden
John Carew
George A. McManus, Jr.

 

December 1972
Floyd Fox
Alvin L. Kenworthy
William A. Smith

December 1971
Kenneth E. Bull
Dan E. Reed
Mrs. Seth (Rebecca) Thompkins
Everett Wiles

December 1970
Paul H. Button
Everette C. Delong
Wallace E Heuser
Erwin J. Klenk
John R. Rickert
Arthur E. Mitchell