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Being a local bank means we are connected on many levels to the communities that we serve. Our staff reside in these communities, their kids go to the schools and are involved in sports, 4-H and the fine arts. We are involved in committees and sit on boards of groups that strive to better our little towns. It is our great passion to see each one of our communities soar. We volunteer our time and continuously make donations to see that this happens.

Libertyville Savings Bank was established in 1901 in the small village of Libertyville, Iowa. Since then, we have continued to grow and now have office locations in several small communities in southeast Iowa including Libertyville, Fairfield, Eldon, Keosauqua, Keota and Douds. We are very passionate about supporting these communities and their surrounding areas.

We are proud to partner with organizations that improve our communities. In doing so, we focus on the following specific areas for our giving: youth development and education; community and economic development; agriculture; veterans; nature and wildlife preservation. If you would like to request a donation,  contact our Marketing Director, Colby Deao, for a donation request form. Please note that we need at least two weeks’ notice for all donation requests.

We are INCREDIBLY proud to say that we are an 8-year running top Iowa workplace!! Our team is amazing, and this huge milestone wouldn’t be possible without their dedication to service.

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Beyond the Banker - Molly Pilcher, Customer Service Rep 

  • What is something on your bucket list?

I would really like to go to Hawaii sometime in my life!

  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly?

I would like to have the ability to fly. Especially right now with the gas prices and how high they are!

  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

I did flags in the marching band in high school.

  • Favorite holiday?

My favorite Holiday is Christmas! We get together with all of our family that we do not see all year long. But the biggest reason is my Girl’s faces the morning of Christmas when they see that Santa has been there. ❤

  • What do you do at LSB?

I am a CSR and Teller at the bank so I open accounts, make payments, cash a check and deposit money into accounts for customers and I also get to greet everyone when they come in the door.

  • What is your favorite part of your job?

Getting to visit with different people all day long!

  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service? Why do you love using it?

It would be the Mobile banking app because I can get on it every day and see what is coming in or going out of my account at any time of the day!

  • Do you have any hobbies?

I love to read it is my favorite hobby, but we also have a farm with cows, dogs and a cat. I have not gotten my husband talked into a horse yet I think my girls will maybe get that done one day. 😊

 

Beyond the Banker - Matthew Clarahan, Ag Lender

  • What is something on your bucket list?

I want to be able to say that I have physically been in all 50 states of the US. I have 16 states left. North Dakota will likely be the last, haven’t found a good reason to go yet.

  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly?

I feel like you could learn a lot more by being invisible rather than flying. Life goes quick enough the way it is without being able to fly around.

  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

I have never broken a bone and or had a traffic ticket of any kind.

  • Favorite Holiday? Why?

I have the most Christmas memories of any holiday and now with young children of my own, it makes it even more fun.

  • What do you do at LSB?

I help people align their financial lending needs with their future personal & business goals and objectives.

  • What is your favorite part of the job?

I really enjoy visiting with customers and helping them see a transaction through from the request to closing.

  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service?

Brick and mortar location with a live human. I appreciate the ability to talk and interact with a live person to help me with my financial transactions.

  • Are you involved in any clubs or organizations outside of the bank?

I am currently serving on the local school board.

  • Do you have any hobbies or side gigs?

Whether it is a side gig or hobby might depend on the day, but I enjoy farming. Along with my family I have a small row crop operation raising corn, soybeans, and hay along with custom farming services. It has been a dream of mine ever since I was a young boy.


Beyond the Banker - Gretchen McLain, Ag Lender

  • What is something on your bucket list?
Travel to all 7 continents, I’ve been to 4 and have Africa, Australia and Antarctica left.
 
  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly?
Fly, the bird's eye view would be breathtaking.
 
  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you?
Right after I graduated from Iowa State, I moved to Germany for 6 months. Or on 10/10/10 I ran the Chicago marathon without training, I had never run over 5 miles before that day.
 
  • Favorite holiday?
Christmas. It’s the one day of the year that no matter what our family stops and enjoys one another.
 
  • What do you do at LSB?
My primary role is Ag Lending, but I do all sorts of lending.
 
  • What is your favorite part of your job?
Definitely the variety of people that I get to work with on a daily basis.
 
  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service?
E-statements! I love being able to go back and print off the past 18 months’ worth if I need them.
 
  • Are you involved in any clubs or organizations outside of the bank?
Currently, I sit on the Iowa State SE Iowa Research board, as well as the Iowa Finance Authority Board. I also enjoy volunteering at our local County Fair and my kid’s sporting events.
 
  • Do you have any hobbies or side gigs?
My spare time is spent on our family farm and watching my boy's sporting events. When I get a few extra minutes you can find me on my bicycle, lifting weights or just enjoying family/friends.


Beyond the Banker - Emily Kann, Certified General Real Property Appraiser

  • What is something on your bucket list? 

To visit and hike in all the National Parks. 

  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly?

Definitely fly.  I’d love to be able to see the world from a whole new perspective, and I hate sitting in traffic.

  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

From a young age through high school, I wanted to be a meteorologist.  I was fascinated by weather, plus wanted the mid-level fame of being a TV weather personality.  I even started out as a science major at The University of Iowa, until I took an Economic elective and realized that was the path for me.   Still, I think I would have made a darn good Al Roker.

  • Favorite holiday? Why?

Christmas.  I love all of the traditions that are a part of the Christmas season, some of which have been in my family for several generations and some I’ve started with my own two daughters.  One of my favorites was going to midnight mass at my grandparent’s church in Boone, Iowa, with all of my aunts, uncles, cousins and taking up 2-3 pews.  Now, I attend the evening service at my own church, which is in a community founded by Swedish immigrants and some of the Christmas carols are still sung in Swedish.

  • What do you do at LSB?

I am the staff appraiser for the bank.  I am a certified general appraiser, which means I’m licensed by the state and “certified” to appraise all types of real estate- residential, commercial and agricultural.   A certified appraiser is required to be unbiased, objective and impartial when developing an opinion of market value for a piece of real estate and to follow the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  Even though I’m an employee of LSB, when I’m working as an appraiser, I am not an “advocate” for the bank or any other person.  My job is to study market trends and data to develop my own opinion of what a property is worth. 

I’m often asked what is the difference between a home inspection and an appraisal.  While I do inspect a property as part of the appraisal, my focus is on value and condition, whereas a home inspection is focused on issues of maintenance, repairs and potential problems with the structural integrity of a building or home.  I tell clients, I’m not interested in whether your home is clean and organized and I promise not to looking in any closets!  😊  

  • What is your favorite part of your job?

The people.  I feel very fortunate to have a job where I get to meet a variety of people and visit with them about one of the most important parts of their life- their home, their farm or their business.  I love hearing about the history of a century farm or talking with first-time homebuyers about their plans for their new home, for example.  Plus, I get to travel to all the hidden corners of southeast Iowa.  It’s really a great job.

  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service? (ie Mobile banking App, Bill Pay, RDA, E-statements) Why do you love using it?

Mobile banking.  I love the convenience and having my it right at my fingertips. 

  • Are you involved in any clubs or organizations outside of the bank?

I’m President of the Henry County Board of Adjustment ( Zoning), I’m a board member and secretary for the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) at my daughters’ school, I’m the Sunday School Superintendent at my church, and I’m a member of the National T.T.T. Society. 

 I’m also a member of the Iowa Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and a member of the American Society for Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

  • Do you have any hobbies or side gigs?
Traveling, camping, hiking, biking & reading- being outdoors as much as possible.


Beyond the Banker - Peyton Manley, Customer Service Rep 

  • What is something on your bucket list?

I wouldn’t say I have a bucket list, but I would like to travel around and visit all 50 states.

  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly?

I think I would rather fly, my travel time would then be minimal.

  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

I took a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida in February of 2009

  • Favorite holiday? Why?

My favorite holiday is Christmas by far, this holiday has the most traditions within my family.

  • What do you do at LSB?

I am a customer service representative in our Eldon office, I can help you with cashing checks, depositing money, opening a new account, debit card questions and many other things!

  • What is your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job is getting to meet new people and building relationships with the customers, this being on the professional level and personal level.

  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service? Why do you love using it?

Mobile Banking is something I can’t live without, I love using it because it is so easy to maneuver and access via my cell phone! 

  • Are you involved in any clubs or organizations outside of the bank?

I assist with teaching baton twirling at Midwest Twirling based out of Fairfield, IA.

  • Do you have any hobbies or side gigs?

I am an avid reader, my favorite being mystery’s or thrillers so if anyone has any good suggestions send them my way!

Beyond the Banker - Lori Nelson, Customer Service Rep 


  • What is something on your bucket list?

A trip to Hawaii…hopeful to happen next year!

  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly?

I would rather be able to fly.

  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

I am a twin.

  • Favorite holiday? Why?

Christmas: Because of the reason for the season.

  • What do you do at LSB?

Customer service and work teller line.

  • What is your favorite part of your job?

The people I work with and the customers.

  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service? Why do you love using it?

My favorite banking service is online banking. It is so much easier to keep my accounts balanced.

  • Do you have any hobbies or side gigs?

I have an at-home bakery and love to decorate cookies and cakes!!



Beyond the Banker - Robyn Morgan, Customer Service Rep 

  • What is something on your bucket list?

Take a trip to a white beach for a few days. No where I have to be and nothing I have to do unless I really want to.

  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly?

I think fly. Lord knows I am impatient. It would make me happy to get where I’m going quicker!

  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

I used to ride my own Harley A LOT! Rode to Paducah, KY with 16 bikes. I was worried I wouldn’t keep up, but I did. Kept up and passed the “big dogs”. That was my first real trip on it. I also got to see my granddaughter be born. My Daughter-In-Law asked me to be there. I will NEVER forget that!

  • Favorite holiday? Why?

Christmas because of the reason for the season. It was my Dad’s favorite holiday as well. He loved it, not for the gifts, but the time with family.

  • What do you do at LSB?

I do everything I can to give great customer service. I want to be there to help my coworkers with what I can and I do my best to have a great office!

  • What is your favorite part of your job?

My customers and co-workers are the best!

  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service?

Definitely the mobile banking app!

  • Are you involved in any clubs or organizations outside of the bank? 

I am involved in the Keota Pool Advocates, Treasurer for the Keota Community Club, a member of Keota Unlimited, and a member of Keota United Church of Faith.

  • Do you have any hobbies or side gigs?

My hobbies are helping with my granddaughters #1. I enjoy working in the dirt and with flowers. It clears my mind. I enjoy riding my Harley when I am able and I love spending time with my husband and our family.


Beyond the Banker - Keagan Drish, Jr. Loan Officer

  • What is something on your bucket list?

I would like to visit Australia. I’m not sure why but, it’s always been something I’ve wanted to do.

  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly?

Invisibility

  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

People might be surprised to know that I enjoy philosophy.

  • Favorite holiday? Why?

Christmas because the atmosphere is pleasant and joyful and unlike any other time of the year.

  • What do you do at LSB?

I provide money to people for the things they want and need.

  • What is your favorite part of your job?

Helping someone accomplish a personal or professional goal.

  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service?

Mobile Banking.

  • Do you have any hobbies or side gigs?

My side hobbies include golf, volleyball, and Real Estate.

  • Are you involved in any clubs or organizations outside of the bank? 

Now that it’s warmer you’ll find me at the Walton Club.


Beyond the Banker - Lanessa Baker, Customer Service Rep

  • What is something on your bucket list?

I would like to compete in an extreme mustang makeover event. This competition was created and is presented by the Mustang Heritage Foundation. Trainers are paired with a wild mustang that has never been touched and have 100 days to train and prepare the horse for classes.

  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly?

To have the ability to fly.

  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

I can play six different musical instruments. (Definitely one of those band geeks in high school). I enjoy playing music a lot and have even composed a few pieces just for fun.  

  • Favorite holiday? Why?

Thanksgiving, because that is the holiday most of our family gets together and it’s nice to catch up with everyone. All the good food too.

  • What do you do at LSB?

I am an operation assistant / customer service representative.

  • What is your favorite part of your job?

The people, I am very blessed to live and work in southeast Iowa.

  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service?

Online banking.

  • Do you have any hobbies or side gigs?

Yes, I enjoy gardening, riding / training my horses, and playing music.


Beyond the Banker - Sarah Rupe, Customer Service Rep

  • What is something on your bucket list?

Travel the West with my husband Rich

  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly?

Fly oh the fun I would have!!!

  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

I’m a twin and rode from Washington state to Iowa in a box when we were a few weeks old

  • Favorite holiday?

Saint Patrick’s Day, my birthday. Whoop whoop!

  • What do you do at LSB?

Head Teller in our Eldon Office

  • What is your favorite part of your job?

Visiting with and helping customers.

  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service?

Mobile Banking

  • Are you involved in any clubs or organizations outside of the bank? 

Secretary of Eldon Chapter I T.T.T, Secretary Gothic Area Tourism of Eldon and coach for Cardinal Archery

  • Do you have any hobbies or side gigs

I love to read. But I dabble in painting, drawing, embroidery, 3D archery, camping, fishing, hunting and whatever else I decide to do on a whim.


Beyond the Banker - Talia McClure, Electronic Specialist & Customer Service Rep
  • What is something on your bucket list?

No bucket list here

  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly?

Fly. I drive fast so this would get me there even faster

  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

 I have a degree in Culinary Arts

  • Favorite holiday? Why?

Halloween the memories of my mom dressing up and going trick or treating with my sister and I as a kid

  • What do you do at LSB?

Electronic Specialist/ Customer Service Representative

  • What is your favorite part of your job?

Helping the customer understand and use the technology we offer. Also, seeing their reaction of using it.

  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service?

Mobile Banking

  • Are you involved in any clubs or organizations outside of the bank? 

I am the Secretary of the Cardinal Athletic Club


Beyond the Banker - Greg Lowenberg, Commercial Lender 
  • What is something on your bucket list?
Travel the NE states during the fall sometime.  (Vermont & primarily Maine)

  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly?
The ability to fly

  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

I enjoy gardening along with canning and cooking.

  • Favorite holiday? Why?

Christmas. Gathering with family.

  • What do you do at LSB?

Loans – specifically commercial loans

  • What is your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part is working with my customers and helping them achieve their goals.  Visiting their place of business.

  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service?

Bill Pay

  • Are you involved in any clubs or organizations outside of the bank? 

I have been involved with numerous clubs and organizations over the years.

  • Do you have any hobbies or side gigs?

I have a small farm that I enjoy maintaining when I’m not working.  I am also an avid fisherman.

 
Beyond the Banker - Carrie Engle, Operations Representative
  • What is something on your bucket list?

Visit all 50 states and Europe.

  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly?

The ability to fly

  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

Won a spelling bee.

  • Favorite holiday? Why?

Easter, getting together with family to eat, and weather can be warmer

  • What do you do at LSB?

Print debit cards, mail, backing up operations and opening new accounts

  • What is your favorite part of your job?

The people

  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service?

Mobile Banking

  • Are you involved in any clubs or organizations outside of the bank? 

Club director for Fairfield Attack

  • Do you have any hobbies or side gigs?

Crocheting


Beyond the Banker - Donna Taylor, Customer Service Rep

  • What is something on your bucket list?

Drive Hwy 1 from Washington State to San Diego.


  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly?
The ability to fly


  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you?

I like to travel.

 

  • Favorite holiday? Why?

Christmas - I love the lights, colors music and celebrating the birth of Jesus.

 

  • What do you do at LSB?

Wait on customers at the teller line.


  • What is your favorite part of your job?

My Co-Workers


  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service?

Online Banking


  • Do you have any hobbies or side gigs?

My hobbies are reading, camping and taking care of my family.


Beyond the Banker - Drew Johnson, Ag Lender

  • What is something on your bucket list? 

I want to see the Iowa Hawkeyes play in the college football playoff…..if they ever make it I will be in attendance.  

  • Would you rather have the ability to be invisible or have the ability to fly? 

I think I’d rather have the ability to fly so I can get places faster. 

  • What is something people might be surprised to know about you? 

In most instances I am quiet and reserved when I first meet people, so I think a lot of people are surprised if they get to know me well enough and understand that’s not exactly 100% how I am.

  • Favorite holiday? 

I love Christmas and all the traditions that come with it. 

  • What clubs or organizations are you involved in outside of the bank? 

I’m a current member of Jefferson County Extension Council and Keosauqua Rotary. I’m also involved in several committees connected to 4-H or Junior Livestock Shows hosted in SE Iowa with my primary focus on fundraising.    

  • Do you have any hobbies or side gigs? 

My hobbies include watching sports, attending livestock shows/fairs, and a wide range of outdoor activities specifically including mowing, gardening, and mushroom hunting.  

  • What do you do at LSB? 

Ag Lender…..but I’ll consider all your other loan requests too.

  • What is your favorite part of your job? 

The relationships I’ve established with a great number of my customers mean a lot to me. I’ve met a lot of unique and great people that I wouldn’t have crossed paths with if it wasn’t for my time at the bank. I’m thankful for those relationships I have established both professionally and personally. 

  • What is your number one can’t live without banking service?

Kimberly’s drive-thru.