Benefit Recipients

There is no way we can ever repay the fallen heroes who have given their lives while defending our personal safety, but as Minnesota 100 Club members we can help lessen the burden by providing immediate funds and the support of knowing someone truly cares about them and what they are going through. We are honored to have given out $598,500 to families or persons from around the state since 1972. During those years we have been able to raise the benefit pay-out amount from $1,000 to $10,000 per family.


2019: $10,000

Nicole Van Heel, Gold Cross Ambulance/Mayo Clinic Medical Transport EMT

2018: $31,500

Timothy Royce, Mapleton Fire Dept.

Joseph Gomm, Stillwater State Prison Corrections Officer

Joseph Parise, Oak Park Heights Corrections Officer

Family of William Mathews, Wayzata Police Dept.

Family of Jeffrey A. Vollmer, Mayer Fire Dept.

Family of Joseph Parise, Oak Park Heights Corrections Officer


2017: $61,500

Steve Boyer, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Marina Challeen, EMT-HealthEast Medical Trans.

Douglas Claassen, Hayfield Police Dept.

Allan Johnson, Winona Police Dept.

William Mathews, Wayzata Police Dept.

Bryan Rychner, Burnsville Police Dept.

Leland Wanglie, Golden Valley Police Dept.

Jeffrey A. Vollmer, Mayer Fire Dept.

Family of William Mathews, Wayzata Police Dept.

Family of Jeffrey A. Vollmer, Mayer Fire Dept.


2016: $28,000

Ramon Hain, St. Paul Fire Dept.

Joshua Jones, North Memorial EMT

Scott Scepaniak, North Memorial EMT

Miles Weske, North Memorial EMT

Family of Shane Clifton, St. Paul Fire Dept.

Family of Shane Clifton, St. Paul Fire Dept.


2015: $31,500

Shane Clifton, St. Paul Fire Dept.

Steven Sandberg, Aitken County Sheriff’s Dept.

Loring Guenther, Dodge County Sheriff’s Dept.

Pat Broberg, Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Dept.

Jordan Davis, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Ryan Sabo, Gibbon Fire Dept.

Peggy LaBatt, Brooklyn Center Police Dept.

Joshua Domek, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Family of Scott Patrick, Mendota Heights Police Dept.

Family of Shane Clifton, St. Paul Fire Dept.

Family of Shane Clifton, St. Paul Fire Dept.


2014: $15,500

Matthew Frantz, Rice Lake Township Fire Chief

Josh Lynaugh, St. Paul Police Officer

Scott Patrick, Mendota Heights Police Officer

Family of Scott Patrick Mendota Heights Police Officer


2013: $14,500

Felicia Reilly, St. Paul Police Officer

Peggy Labatt, Brooklyn Center Police Officer

Jeff Sanders, Coon Rapids Fire Dept.

Dan King, St. Paul Police Officer

Family of Thomas Decker, Cold Spring Police Officer


2012: $19,500

Ken Boelter, Coon Rapids Fire Dept,

Mike Helman, Maple Grove Police Dept.

Kathrynne Baumtrog, Mpls. Fire Dept.

Frank Mackall, Savage Police Dept.

Thomas Decker, Cold Spring Police Dept.

Family of Thomas Decker,Cold Spring Police Dept.

Family of Chip Imker, Cambridge Fire Dept.

Family of Mike Pollitz, St. Louis Park Police Dept.

Family of Shawn Schneider, Lake City Police


2011: $14,500

Chip Imker, Cambridge Fire Dept.

Mike Pollitz, St. Louis Park Police Officer

Shawn Schneider, Lake City Police Officer

Family of Chip Imker, Cambridge Fire Dept.

Family of Mike Pollitz, St. Louis Park Police Officer

Family of Shawn Schneider, Lake City Police Officer


2010: $15,500

Andrew Hamann, Wabasha County Deputy

Corey Broich, Clearwater Fire Dept.

Joseph Bergeron, Maplewood Police Sergeant

Dennis Mack, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Jacob Laferrier, Minneapolis Fire Dept.


2009:  $21,500

Eugene Fitzloff, Anoka County Sheriff’s Dept.

John Jorgensen, Roseville Police Dept.

Christopher Dewey, Mahnomen County Deputy

Harold Holk, Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Dept.

Thomas Carroll, Goodhue County Deputy

Richard Crittenden Sr., St. Paul Police Dept.

Family of Jeremy Jylka, Pine City Fire Dept.


2008: $5,500

Daniel Grosland, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Jeremy Jylka, Pine City Fire Dept.

Family of Jeremy Jylka, Pine City Fire Dept.

Family of Barry De Lude, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Family of Mark Bedard, Minneapolis Park Police Officer


2007: $9,000

Barry De Lude, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Robert Sedusky, Mankato Police Dept.

Mark Bedard, Minneapolis Park Police Officer

Family of Barry De Lude, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Family of Mark Bedard, Minneapolis Park Police Officer


2006: $7,000

Dan Wulff, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Kyle Weisbrick, Melrose Fire Dept.

Family of Shawn Silvera, Lino Lakes Police Dept.

Family of Dan Wulff, Minneapolis Police Dept.


2005: $11,000

Gerald Vick, St. Paul Police Dept.

Peter J. Resch, Wadena Police Dept.

Shawn Silvera, Lino Lakes Police Officer

Family of Tom Wyatt, Brainerd BCA Agent

Family of Paul Kern, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Family of Shawn Silvera, Lino Lakes Police Officer

Family of Gerald Vick, St. Paul Police Dept.


2004: $7,500

Tom Wyatt, Brainerd BCA Agent

Paul Kern, Minneapolis Police Officer

Family of Tom Wyatt, Brainerd BCA Agent

Family of Paul Kern, Minneapolis Police Officer

Family of Joel Welinski, Owatonna Police Dept.

2003: $10,000

Jason Christensen, Olmsted Cty Sheriff’s Dept.

Joel Welinski, Owatona Police Dept.

Don J. Billig, St. Cloud Fire Dept.

Family of Joel Welinski, Owatonna Police Dept.

Family of Kim Alan Granholm, Esko Fire Dept. Captain

Family of John Blanchard, Minneapolis EMT

Family of Bradley Anderson, St. Louis Cty Sheriff’s Dept.


2002:  $17,000

Kim Alan Granholm, Esko Fire Dept. Captain:

Melissa Schmidt, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Bradley Anderson, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Dept.

John Blanchard, Minneapolis EMT

Jonathan Lanphear, Boyd Fire Dept.

Family of Theodore Foss, Rochester State Patrol

Family of Kim Alan Granholm, Esko Fire Dept. Captain

Family of John Blanchard, Minneapolis EMT

Family of Jonathan Lanphere, Boyd Fire Dept.


2001:  $3,000

Rob Molstad


2000: $9,000

2000 Ward Canfield, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Theodore Foss. Rochester State Patrol

Mike Blood, Edina Police Dept.

Family of Theodore Foss, Rochester State Patrol

Family of Darby Hage, Hinckley EMT


1999:  $19,000

Darby Hage, Hinckley EMT

Grant Coyour, State Conservation Officer

DeWayne Cox

William Myers, St. Anthony Fire Dept.

Lavonne Vaske

Douglas Delaney

Family of Darby Hage, Hinckley EMT

Family of Gary Westby


1998: $3,000

Gary Westby, Spicer

Family of Timothy Bowe, Coon Rapids State Patrol

Family of Harvey Chlian, Starbuck Fire Dept.


1997: $12,000

David Loeffler, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Nancy Wiggin, St. Cloud

Timothy Bowe, Coon Rapids State Patrol

Harvey Chlian, Starbuck Fire Dept.

Leroy Swenson, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Family of Timothy Bowe, State Patrol

Family of Harvey Chlian, Starbuck Fire Dept.

Family of Brian Klinefelter, St. Joseph Police Dept.

Family of John Liebenstein, Rice County Sheriff’s Dept.


1996: $7,000

Luther Klug, Dakota County Sheriff’s Dept.

Brian Klinefelter, St. Joseph Police Dept.

John Liebenstein, Rice County Sheriff’s Dept.

Family of Brian Klinefelter, St. Joseph Police Dept.

Family of John Liebenstein, Rice County Sheriff’s Dept.


1995: $500

Family of Timothy Jones, St. Paul Police Dept.


1994: $9,000

Gary Lefebvre, Hibbing

Terry Hanson, Rice County Sheriff’s Dept.

Timothy Jones, St. Paul Police Dept. Canine Partner Laser

Ron Ryan Jr, St. Paul Police Dept.

Family of Jim Fischer, Edina

Family of Timothy Jones, St. Paul Police Dept.


1993: $6,500

Jim Fischer, Edina

Ervid Clemons, Carlton County Sheriff’s Dept.

Louis E. Jeska, Eagan Police Dept.

Family of Jim Fischer, Edina


1992: $5,000

Mr. Steven Mosey, Savage

Jerome Hoff, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Mrs. Kathleen M. Compton, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Family of Michael W. Morrow, Pine County Sheriff’s Dept


1991:  $7,500

Mrs. Kathleen M. Compton, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Michael W. Morrow, Pine County Sheriff’s Dept.

Mrs. Kathleen M. Compton, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Mrs. Michael Markuson, Vadnais Heights

Family of Gary D. Wilson, Duluth Police Dept.

Family of Jerry Reed, Deer River Fire Dept.

Family of Michael W. Morrow, Pine County Sheriff’s Dept.

Family of Gary Skoglund, St. Paul Fire Dept.

Family of Michael Hogan, Hutchinson Police Dept.


1990: $9,500

Gary D. Wilson, Duluth Police Dept.

Jerry Reed Deer River Fire Dept.

Patty Slagle, St. Paul

Family of Michael Markuson, Vadnais Heights

Family of Michael Markuson, Vadnais Heights

Family of Gary D. Wilson, Duluth Police Dept.

Family of Jerry Reed, Deer River Fire Dept.

Family of Gregory Lange, Claremont Police Dept.

Family of Gary Skoglund, St. Paul Fire Dept.

Family of Michael Hogan, Hutchinson Police Dept.


1989:  $8,000

Mrs. Michael Markuson, Vadnais Heights

Larry Dean, Woodlake Volunteer Fire Dept.

Daniel Wroblewski, Winona Fire Dept.

Gary Skoglund, St. Paul Fire Dept.

Michael Hogan, Hutchinson Police Officer

Mrs. Robert K. Edwards, Hollandale

Mr. Edwin H. Arendt, St. Cloud

Mrs. Gary Skoglund, St. Paul

Family of Kathleen Gohman, Kimball Fire Dept.

Family of Gregory Lange, Claremont Police Officer

Family of Michael Hogan, Hutchinson Police Officer


1988: $4,500

Gregory Lange, Claremont Police Dept.

Donald Reiman, Carver Cty Sheriff’s Dept.

Family of John D. Schween, Ostrander Fire Dept.

Family of Robert K. Edwards, Hollandale Fire Dept.

Family of Edwin Arendt, Stearns County Deputy

Family of Kathleen Gohman, Kimball Fire Dept.

Family of Gregory Lange, Claremont Police Dept.


1987:  $9,000

Robert K. Edwards, Hollandale Volunteer Fire Dept.

Edwin Arendt, Stearns County Sheriff’s Dept.

Kathleen Gohman, Kimball Fire Dept.

Family of Douglas Zable, Sauk Centre Fire Dept.

Family of David Kane, Sauk Centre Fire Dept.

Family of Harriet Marchetti, Stillwater

Family of Robert J. Johnson, Plainview Fire Dept.

Family of John Scanlon, Robbinsdale Police Dept.

Family of Louis Buchingham, Owatonna Fire Dept.

Family of Robert Olsen, Lino Lakes

Family of Charles Swanson, Dalbo Fire Dept.

Family of John D Schween, Ostrander Fire Dept.

Family of Robert K. Edwards, Hollandale Fire Dept.

Family of Edwin Arendt, Stearns County Sheriff’s Dept.

Family of Steven Gohman, Kimball


1986: $9,000

John D. Schween, Ostrander Volunteer Fire Dept.

Ardra B. Legler, Anoka

Ernie Grams, Duluth Police Dept.

Norman Lukken, Battle Lake Fire Dept.

Mrs. Harriet Marchetti, Stillwater

Mrs. Louis Buchingham, Owatonna

Robert Olsen, Lino Lakes

Family of Thomas Hollingsworth, Robbinsdale Fire Dept.

Family of Douglas Zabel, Sauk Centre Fire Dept.

Family of David Kane, Sauk Centre Fire Dept.

Family of Robert J. Johnson, Plainview Fire Dept.

Family of John Scanlon, Robbinsdale Police Dept.

Family of Charles Swanson, Dalbo Fire Dept.

Family of John D. Schween, Ostrander Fire Dept.


1985: $15,000

Douglas Zabel, Sauk Centre Volunteer Fire Dept.

David Kane, Sauk Centre Fire Dept.

Mrs. Harriet Marchetti, Stillwater Fire Dept.

Robert J.Johnson Jr., Plainview Fire Dept.

Mrs. Carl Hardel, Browntown Fire Dept.

John Scanlon, Robbinsdale Police Dept.

James Hunkins, Breckenridge Fire Dept.

Louis Buchingham, Owatonna Fire Dept.

Robert Olsen, Minneapolis

Charles Swanson, Dalbo Fire Dept.

Mrs. Harriet Marchetti, Stillwater Fire Dept.

Family of Dale Bervin, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Family of Robert Olsen, Minneapolis

Family of Robert Osborn, Minneapolis

Family of Thomas Hollingsworth, Robbinsdale Fire Dept.

Family of Douglas Zabel, Sauk Centre Fire Dept.

Family of David Kane, Sauk Centre Fire Dept.

Family of John Scanlon, Robbinsdale Police Dept.

Family of Louis Buchingham, Owatonna Fire Dept.

Family of Charles Swanson, Dalbo Fire Dept.

Family of Robert J.Johnson Jr., Plainview Fire Dept.


1984: $8,000

Charles Drenth, Lyle Fire Dept.

Thomas Hollingsworth, Robbinsdale Fire Dept.

David Gustafson, Farmington

Rev. David Sterling, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Mrs. Kim Hollingsworth, Robbinsdale

Dave Horbae, Anoka

Family of Bruce Raeburn, Mahtomedi Fire Dept.

Family of Robert Hayes, Mahtomedi Fire Dept.

Family of Michael Kurth, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Family of Bruce Russell, Roseville Police Dept.

Family of Richard Walton, Oakdale Police Dept.

Family of Robert Osborn, Minneapolis


1983: $5,500

Mrs. Robert Osborn, Minneapolis

Brian Heikkila, Solway Township Deputy

Family of John O’Brien, St. Paul Police Dept.

Family of Bruce Raeburn, Mahtomedi Fire Dept.

Family of Robert Hayes, Mahtomedi Fire Dept.

Family of Michael Kurth, Minneapolis

Family of Bruce Russell, Roseville Police Dept.

Family of Richard Walton, Oakdale Police Dept.

Family of Robert Osborne, Minneapolis


1982: 12,050

Bruce Raeburn, Mahtomedi Fire Dept.

Robert Hayes, Mahtomedi Fire Dept.

Michael Kurth, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Bruce Russell, Roseville Police Dept.

Officer Walton Memorial Fund, Oakdale Police Dept.

Marion Cunningham, Waseca Fire Dept.

Kevin Charlson, Stillwater

Gene Hirt, Minneapolis

Richard Walton, Oakdale Police Officer

Thomas Sandvig Fund, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Tim Akers, Isanti

Family of David Mack, Minneapolis Police Sergeant

Family of Roger Elphick, Blaine Police Dept.

Family of Roger Tate, Hastings

Family of John O’Brien, St. Paul Police Dept.

Family of Bruce Raeburn, Mahtomedi Fire Dept.

Family of Robert Hayes, Mahtomedi Fire Dept.

Family of Michael Kurth, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Family of Bruce Russell, Roseville Police Dept.: $500

1981: $12,000

John O’Brien, St. Paul Police Dept.

Richard Fillmore, St. Paul

Richard P. Miller, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Everett Halsey, Columbia Heights

Ralph Ashe, Swea City

Robert Lawson, Itasca County Sheriff’s Dept.

Dennis J. Landborg, Anoka State Patrol

Georgia V. Jones, Brooklyn Center

Roger Wrobbel, Wright County Sheriff’s Dept.

Family of Robert Becker, Winona Fire Dept.

Family of Robert Reiners, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Family of Eugene Couisins, North Mankato

Family of Dennis Bouchie, Itasca County Sheriff’s Dept.

Family of Roger Elphick, Blaine Police Dept.

Family of Richard Tate, Hastings

Family of David Mack, Minneapolis Police Sergeant

Family of John O’Brien, St. Paul Police Dept.


1980: $13,500

Roger Elphick, Blaine Police Dept.

Ed Anderson, New Hope Police Dept.

Paul Silbernagle, Fairibault

Richard Tate, Hastings

Tom Halsey, Columbia Heights Police Dept.

Michael Goettsche, Bloomington Fire Dept.

John Schneider, Winona County Sheriff’s Dept.

Janice Wrobbel, Howard Lake

Georgia V. Jones, Brooklyn Center

Family of Donald Mayerle, Keewatin Police Dept.

Family of Roger C. Williams, Alexandria State Patrol

Family of Aldean Sarbo, Bricelyn Police Dept.

Family of Robert Becker, Winona Fire Dept.

Family of Robert Reiners, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Family of Eugene Couisins, North Mankato

Family of Dennis Bouchie, Itasca County Sheriff’s Dept.

Family of Roger Elphick, Blaine Police Dept.

Family of Richard Tate, Hastings

Family of David Mack, Minneapolis Police Sergeant


1979: $13,000

Harold Blacek, Thief River Falls

Robert Becker, Winona Fire Dept.

Robert Reiners, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Georgia V. Jones, Brooklyn Center

Mrs. Eugene Couisins, North Mankato

Dennis Bouchie, Itasca County Sheriff’s Dept.

David Mack, Minneapolis Police Sergeant

Arlene Furnstahl, Little Falls

Mrs. Duane Zimmerman, Hastings

Georgia V. Jones, Brooklyn Center

Mrs. Eugene Couisins, North Mankato

Family of Jack Crothers, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Family of Curtis Ramsdell, Columbia Heights Police Dept.

Family of Donald A. Mayerle, Keewatin Police Dept.

Family of Roger C. Williams, State Patrol

Family of Aldean Sarbo, Bricelyn Police Dept.

Family of Robert Becker, Winona Fire Dept.

Family of Robert Reiners, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Family of Dennis Bouchie, Itasca County Sheriff’s Dept.


1978: $11,000

Donald A. Mayerle, Keewatin Police Dept.

Roger C. Williams, Alexandria State Patrol

Curtis Felt, Douglas County Sheriff’s Dept.

Kenneth Olson, E Grand Forks Police Dept.

Aldean Sarbo, Bricelyn Police Dept.

Tom Boser, Milaca

Kim Magnuson, Roseau County Sheriff’s Dept.

Arlene Furnstahl, Little Falls

Mrs. Diane Zimmerman, Hastings

Family of Donald Eustice, Waseca County Sheriff’s Dept.

Family of Jack Crothers, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Family of Curtis Ramsdell, Columbia Heights Police Dept.

Family of Donald A. Mayerle, Keewatin Police Dept.

Family of Roger C. Williams, State Patrol

Family of Aldean Sarbo, Bricelyn Police Dept.


1977: $19,200

Jack Crothers, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Mrs. Arlene Furnstahl, Little Falls

Mrs. Duane Zimmerman, Hastings

Jack D. Werner, Olmsted County Sheriff’s Dept.

Dick Culton

Curtis Ramsdell, Columbia Heights Police Dept.

Mark Kirkland, Minneapolis FBI Agent

Trentwirth Basford, Minneapolis FBI Agent

Scott Johnson, Hutchinson Police Dept.

James C. Benson

Jim Merril, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Margaret Allen, Minneapolis

Robert Smith, Mankato

Jim Merril, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Mrs. Ann Crothers, Minneapolis

Mrs. Arlene Furnstahl, Little Falls

Mrs. Bonnie Zimmerman, Hastings

Mrs. Jack D. Werner, Rochester

Scott Lehand Reward Fund, Minneapolis

Family of Grant Benson, Minneapolis Fire Dept.

Family of Inno Suek, Minneapolis

Family of Donald Ziesmer, State Trooper

Family of Richard A Lura, Carver County Sheriff’s Dept.

Family of John Heuer, W. St. Paul Fire Dept.

Family of Earling Armstrong, W. St. Paul Fire Dept.

Family of Richard Niekirk, W. St. Paul Fire Dept.

Family of Roy Pederson, Thief River Falls Police Dept.

Family of John H. Larson, St. Paul Police Dept.

Family of Donald Eustice, Waseca County Sheriff’s Dept.

Family of Curtis Ramsdell, Columbia Heights Police Dept.


1976:  $15,500

Otis Ondler, Rochester Fire Dept.

Allen Starczvik, Richfield Police Dept.

Tina M. Allen, Minneapolis

Margaret Allen, Minneapolis

Donald Eustice, Waseca County Sheriff’s Dept.

Robert Smith, Mankato

Scott Johnson, Hutchinson Police Dept.

Ed Rylicki

Robert Smith, Mankato

Margaret Allen, Minneapolis

Family of Inno Suek, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Family of John Aker, St. Paul:

Family of John H. Larson, St. Paul Police Officer

Family of Richard A Lura, Carver County Deputy

Family of Richard Niekirk, W. St. Paul Fire Dept.

Family of Roy Pederson, Theif River Falls Police Dept.

Family of Inno Suek, Minneapolis Police Lieutenant

Family of Donald Ziesmer, Grand Marais State Patrol

Family of John Heuer, W. St. Paul Fire Dept.

Family of Earling Armstrong, W. St. Paul Fire Dept.

Family of Donald Eustice, Waseca County Sheriff’s Dept.


1975: $6,500

Murray Perry, Minneapolis Police Dept.

Gordon Matson, Cloquet Fire Dept.

Mrs. John Heuer, W. St. Paul Fire Dept.

Mrs. Howard Johnson, Roseville

Family of Earling Armstrong, W. St. Paul Fire Dept.

Family of Inno Suek, Minneapolis Police Lieutenant

Family of Donald Ziesmer, Grand Marais State Patrol

Family of John Larson, Burnsville

Family of Richard A Lura, Carver County Sheriff’s Dept.

Family of Richard Niekirk, W. St. Paul Fire Dept.

Family of Roy Pederson, Theif River Falls Police Chief


1974: $8,000

John Heuer, W. St. Paul Fire Dept.

Erling Armstrong, W. St. Paul Fire Dept.

Richard Niekirk, W. St. Paul Fire Dept.

Roy Pederson, Thief River Falls Police Chief

Scott Johnson, Hutchinson Police Dept.

Scott Johnson, Hutchinson Police Dept.

Gary McGauhey

John H. Larson, St. Paul Police Officer


1973: $5,000

Inno H Suek, Minneapolis Police Lieutenant

Donald Bert Ziesmer, Grand Marias State Patrol

Richard A Lura, Carver County Deputy

Jerome Kalkes, Carver County Deputy

Mrs. Jerold T. Sass, Spring Lake Park


1972: $2,250

Joseph Pudlick, Minneapolis Police Officer

Howard Johnson, Roseville Police Officer

Tom Halsey, Minneapolis Police Dept.