Obituaries

Community banker Lon Rylander dies

Longtime Minnesota community banker Lon Rylander passed away Sept. 9. Rylander had been CEO of First State Bank of Ashby, which became part of Alexandria-based Viking Bank in 2019.   [Continue]

Icon of agricultural banking dies

Frank Bruning, chairman emeritus of Bruning State Bank in Bruning, Neb., died June 1 after a fall at his home. Bruning began his life’s work in 1964, working in the bank his grandfather helped launch in the late 1800s. The bank was then called The German Bank, a nod to the family’s ancestry. The family changed the name of the bank to Bruning State Bank after World War I.  [Continue]