Prominent Iowa banker to retire after 42-year career


Treynor, Iowa-based TS Bank facilities coordinator Gene Young will retire at the end of this year after a 42-year career with the bank.

Young has served in banking and management roles during his career, including accounting, operations, facilities and other business aspects for the $365 million bank. He has been a vice president of operations, cashier, security and safety officer, internal control officer and executive vice president. Young, who has been on the bank’s board of directors since March 2012, will remain in that role after he retires.

“Our roots are so similar as we have both traveled to the other side of the world and then returned,” said Chair Mick Guttau. “We have both built homes from which we can view our original family farmsteads and have worked in the same business with offices not far apart. We have both experienced much, but our roots are so deep in the Treynor community that we both returned to the hometown that molded us, that we love. And that love for community has led both of us to wanting to serve this community.”

Young graduated from Iowa State University, Ames, with a Bachelor of Science degree in history and a Master of Arts degree in history from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. He served three years for the Peace Corps in Sarawak, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo, where he worked with the agriculture department team to promote secondary school students to attend training for current and new ag techniques. After working for the American Red Cross, Young joined TS Bank in 1979. 

Young has also served as a board member with the Pottawattamie County Red Cross, Progressive Bankers of Southwest Iowa, Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society, Bethany Foundation and Salem Lutheran Church Association.