Bishop’s Dinner


21st Annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools

September 30, 2017.

Thank you to all who helped make the 20th Annual Bishop’s Dinner a success!

Brian & Karen Thilges, Chair couple

Bishop Garrigan, Algona, IA

Premier Sponsors

Central Bank

Central Bank Insurance

Nick Brown Attorney at Law

L.P. Gill, Inc.

Denison Livestock/Pauley Families

Thank you also to the many additional sponsors who made the evening possible and for all who purchased a ticket to support our Catholic Schools!

Senior ushers from Gehlen Catholic High School pose with Mr. Al Roker at the 20th Annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools.  

Pictured left to right:  Jason Stoll of Archer, Dustin Schmit of Hospers, Al Roker, Cooper Davis of Paullina, and Jared Stoll of Archer.

A Special THANK YOU to our Sponsors

Bishop’s Leadership
($10,000 & Above)
Central Bank/Central Bank Insurance
Nick Brown, Attorney at Law – Storm Lake, IA
KTIV News Channel 4 – Sioux City, IA
James and Jameley Levich – Sioux City, IA
L.P. Gill, Inc – Jackson, NE

Superintendent’s Leadership
($5,000 – $9,999)
Billings’ Family – Sioux City, IA
FiberComm – Sioux City, IA
Jet co. Trailers – Humboldt, IA
Powell Broadcasting – Sioux City, IA

President’s Leadership
($3,500 – $4,999)
Artisan Press – Sioux City, IA
H & R Construction – South Sioux City, NE
Wells Fargo – Sioux City, IA

Principal’s Leadership
($2,500 – $3,499)
Avery Brothers- Sioux City, IA
Dan & Cris Berger – McCook Lake, SD
Briar Cliff University – Sioux City, IA
Catholic Mutual Group – Omaha, NE
CNOS – Dakota Dunes, SD
Electric Innovations/Thompson Electric – Sioux City, IA
Erpelding Voight Co. LLP – Algona, IA
Foulk Bros Plumbing & Heating – Sioux City, IA
Innovative Business Consultants – Sioux City, IA
King Reinsch Prosser & Co LLP – Sioux City, IA
Klinger Companies, Inc. – Sioux City, IA
Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City, IA
Metro Electric – Sioux City, IA
Regina Roth – Dakota Dunes, SD
The Swanson Group – West Des Moines, IA
Windstar Lines – Carroll, IA

Chaplin’s Leadership
($1,000 – $2,499)
American PopCorn Company – Sioux City, IA
BlankenshipMeier Painting & Decorating –
North Sioux City, SD
Chuck & Marian Burnett – Dakota Dunes, SD
Carroll County State Bank – Carroll, IA
Central Financial Group – Algona, IA
Roger & Rosemary Clausen – Okoboji, IA
Denison Livestock Auction/Pauley
Families – Denison, IA
Fairview Company, Inc – Carroll, IA
Fashion Floors – Sioux City, IA
Mike & Janet Flanagan – Sioux City, IA
Dr. Jason & Josie Hough – Spencer, IA
Chuck & Kay Kellen – Le Mars, IA
Joe and Liz Kellen – Alton, IA
LS Investment Advisors, LLC – Milwaukee, WI
Moore, Heffernan, Moeller,
Johnson & Meis, LLP – Sioux City, IA
Most Reverend R Walker Nickless – Sioux City, IA
Royce and Kathy Ranniger – Sioux City, IA
Rawlings Ellwanger Jacobs Mohrhauser
& Nelson, LLP – Sioux City, IA
Sharon Schiltz – Algona, IA
Schuster Company – Le Mars, IA
Security National Bank – Sioux City, IA
Sioux City Convention Center – Sioux City, IA
Siouxland Women’s Magazine – Sioux City, IA
Sneaky’s Chicken/Coldstone Creamery – Sioux City, IA
St. Anthony Regional Hospital – Carroll, IA
United Bank of Iowa – Carroll, IA
Karen Waldschmitt – Remsen, IA
Dr. Pat and Lori Walsh – Jefferson, SD
Willett Insurance, Inc – Alton, IA
Wiltgen Bros, Inc – Le Mars, IA

Friends of Catholic Education
($500 – $999)
Jim and Deb Auen – Carroll, IA
Badding Construction – Carroll, IA
Blue Earth Marketing/Patrick Foley – Sioux City, IA
Catholic Charities – Sioux City, IA
Conception Abbey/Conception
Seminary College – Conception, MO
CW Suter Services – Sioux City, IA
Larry and Diane Donnelly – Elk Point, SD
Tom & Sue Fitzpatrick – Storm Lake, IA
Guntren Trucking, LLC – Sioux City, IA
Hahn Roofing – Spencer, IA
Hy-Vee Food Stores – Sioux City, IA
Kingsley State Bank – Le Mars, IA
Marian Home & Marian Village – Fort Dodge, IA
Merry Maids – Sioux City, IA
Morningside College – Sioux City, IA
Office Systems – Sioux City, IA
Plains Boiler Services – Sioux City, IA
Principal Financial Group – West Des Moines, IA
Jim and Sherri Rossiter – Sioux City, IA
Rudolph Shoes – Sioux City, IA
Dr. Dan Ryan and Michelle Auen – Sioux City, IA
ServiceMaster of Sooland – South Sioux City, NE
Sioux Body Shop – Sioux City, IA
SilverStone Group – Omaha, NE
Siouxland Federal Credit Union – Sioux City, IA
Thomas A Snyder – Sheldon, IA
Steier Group – Omaha, NE
Stoney Creek Hotel &
Conference Center – Sioux City, IA
Larry and Sharon Walsh – Sioux City, IA
Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield – Des Moines, IA
Don & Michelle Woodruff – Fort Dodge, IA

20th Annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools Award Winners
Pictured left to right, Bishop R. Walker Nickless, Brendan Burchard of Bishop Heelan, Vicki Heeran of St. Catherine-St. Mary’s Schools in Remsen and Oyens, Karen McGregor of Bishop Garrigan and recipent of the Good Shepard Award Father Merlin Schrad.

Previous Speakers
1997: Lou Holtz
1998: Tonic Sol Fa / Father David Hemann
1999: Diocesan Honor Choir
2000: Tommy Lasorda
2001: Rev. Kevin Wildes
2002: The Honorable Jim Nicholson
2003: Rocky Beier
2004: Bishop Dennis Schnurr
2005: Tara Lipinski
2006: Raymond Aroyyo
2007: Soledad O’Brien
2008: Guy Doud
2009: Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
2010: Father Joe Krupp
2011: Dick Vitale
2012: Jerry Mathers
2013: Father Jonathan Morris
2014: Herm Edwards
2015: Father Leo Patalinghug
2016: Al Roker

Bishop’s Leadership: $10,000 / 16 Tickets
Superintendent’s Leadership: $5,000 / 8 Tickets
President’s Leadership: $3,500 / 6 Tickets
Principal’s Leadership: $2,500 / 6 Tickets
Chaplin’s Leadership: $1,000 / 4 Tickets
Friends of Catholic Education: $500 / 2 Tickets

Sponsors at $2500 or above will have the option of placing an advertisement in the dinner program.

For more information, call 712-233-7524.


Past Chair Couples

Pat & Joan Kuehl
Ray & Leigh Sherman
Jim & Bev Wharton
Pat & Lori Walsh
Eldon & Regina Roth
Karen Waldschmitt
Kenneth & Debbie McCalla
Jerry & Sheryl McGowan
Jim & Jameley Levich
Dick & Pat Collins
Rick & Mary Kneip
Jeff & Rene Mohrhauser
Troy & Grace Ivey
Mike & Janet Flanagan
Dan & Cris Berger
Bob & Cheryl Adams
Mark & Jenny Wetz
Jason & Josie Hough
Brian & Karen Thilges