Past Award Winners of the ISHS

 

Iowa State Horticultural Society Honor Award


The Honor Award is presented to those who have made a conspicuous and outstanding contribution to Iowa Horticulture.
Eligibility is contingent upon the individual having previously received the Society's Certification of Merit Award and upon continuing
horticulture contributions. A plaque of achievement is presented to each recipient.

Click for a downloadable copy of the ISHS Honor and Merit Award nomination form in a pdf. format.

Click for an ISHS Honor and Merit Award application in a MicroSoft Word document form. Awards form


Listed below are the Distinguished Horticulturists who have been bestowed the Honor Award

1946
Robert S. Herrick
Bethel S. Pickett
Edward S. Welch
1947
Frank C. Pellett
1948
Mrs. Oliver H. James
Davis C. Snyder
1949
A. F. Den Boer
Mrs. Gordon Elliot
Arthur T. Irwin
Mrs. Toni Wendelburg
1950
Arthur E. Rapp
1951
C. L. Fitch
Dr. H. H. Knight
Mrs. Hazen C. Pettit
1952
Floyd B. Paddock
Paul L. Sandahi
1953
J. Elton Carter
Victor Felter
1954
Robert M. Evans
Clyde H. Heard
Harvey L. Lantz
Oscar Wallace Park
1955
Miss Vivian Evans
Mrs. Lynn Fulton
Les Sjulin
1956
Robert Baugue
Mrs. Russell Dunn
Sam Kennedy
1957
Robert M. Clark
Wayne Ferris
Angie Guteknunst
1958
Mrs. F. I. Moats
Ben Stephensen
1959
Dr. L. G. Grove
Mrs. C. H. Nolte
Mrs. Ray E. Sterrett
1960
Cecil J. Baxter
Edward G. Brown
Mrs. L. N. Hockett
1961
Prof. Emil C. Volz
Claire E. Williams
1962
Prof. Harry Nichols
Miss Iva J. Swalwell
1963
Mrs. Eugene Criss
Mrs. Tomoko Yamamoto
1964
Miss Margaret Black
Mrs. Charles Opel

1965
Mrs. Merill Cook
George W. Madsen
Harold J. Parnham

1966
Mrs. W. A. Norcross
George E. Roberts
Fleeta Brownwell Woodroffe
Clarence G. Yarn
1967
Mrs. Helen Grant
Mrs. Volney Diltz
Winton W. Etchen
1968
Mrs. R. H. Timmerman
Ben Vance
1969
Arthur E. Cott
Prof. Ervin L. Denison
Mrs. Wilma Morgan-DeVotie
1970
Albert Ferguson
Dr. John P. Mahlstede
1971
Dwight W. Huges
Mrs. Ruth (Iva) Moore
1972
Dr. Griffeth J. Buck
Norman Hansen
1973
Mrs. Ed (Gertrude) Gezel
Dr. Chas. Sherwood
1974
Frank Kosek
Dr. R. W. Wilder
1975
Corwyn Hicks
Jack Kennedy
Theresa Schutt
1976
Clement Browner
Lewis Peterson
1977
James Boesen
Lloyd Platt
1978
Earl Ferris
George Rose
Arnold Webster
1979
Mrs. J. K. Johnson
Jack Miller
Mrs. Raymond Satterlee
Larry Sjulin
1980
Mrs. George Grill
Dr. Charles Hall
Gretchen Harshbarger
1981
Albert Dodge
Wayne Goedicke
William Heard
1982
Jotham E. Custer
Lois M. Hunt
Archie Sparks

1983
Herb Plambeck

1984
Robert V. Fischer
1985
Paul E. Wohlt
1986
None given
1987
Dr. Paul Domoto
Linda Naeve
Florence Thomas
1988
Lloyd Cafferty
1989
Evelyn Runner
1990
None given
1991
John Essman
Dwight Huges, Jr.
Hugh G. Pribyl
1992
Naomi Maahs
1993
Gaynelle M. Jacobson
Edward E. Neven
1994
Irmundine Breymann
1995
Dr. Eldon R. Everhart
Dale Siems
1996
Mary Jane Paez
1997
Shirley Peckosh
Gary Peterson
1998
Richard (Dick) Bruns
Mary Rieff
Barbara Sylvester
1999
Mohamad Khan
2000
None given
2001
None given
2002
Jeri Brodeen
Emeron Dettman
Clifton Godfrey
Arie Kroeze
2003
Marian McNabb
2004
None given
2005
Marianne Klinsky
2006
Barbara Osborn

2007
Dr. Jeffery Iles
Sandra Gossman

2008
Dr. Donald R. Lewis
Dr. Nick Christians
2009
None given
2010
Kelly D. Norris
Gary L. Twedt,CGCS

2011
Al Beck
Mike Bevins

   

 

Merit Award of the Iowa State Horticultural Society


The Certificate of Merit Award is presented to individuals who
(1) have made a recognized horticultural contribution in an Iowa Community; or
(2) who have provided distinctive service in a horticultural organization or affilited society.
A plaque of achievement is presented to each recipient. And awards committee consisting of five
previous Honor Award recipients will make the selection of individuals to be honored.
All nominations must be in writing (use provided downloadble form above) and must be submitted by
(1) the affiliate to which he or she belongs; or
(2) a district or community group which is affiliated either directly or indirectly with the Iowa State Horticultural Society, ie. garden clubs, etc.;or
(3) service clubs such as, i.e. Rotary Club, Lions Club, municipality, conservation groups, etc.; or
(4) by two members of the Awards Committee acting collectively or a single nomination, or
(5) by any individual.

Click the ISHS logos above in the Honor Award Section for downloadable nomination forms


Listed below are the distinguished individuals who have been bestowed the Merit Award


1948
Robert M. Clark
Victor Felter
Carl Gehrecke
Mrs. Helen Grant
Dr. A. A. Plagman
1949
Mrs. A. E. Anderson
Dr. L. C. Grove
1950
John W. Coverdale
Helen Field Fisher
Mrs. C. S. Hausen
H. Roy Mosnat
Mrs. Charles G. Whiting
1951
Edward G. Brown
Sig A. Fidyke
Glenn O. Jones
William M. Keating
Emma Long
Elsa Louise Sterrrett
J. S. Wilson
1952
Arthur A. Bezdek
B.R. Bryson
William H. Collins
Mrs. Lewis Morris
Mrs. Charles W. Opel
Miss Ada Swalwell
Dr. E. R. Swank
1953
Wayne Ferris
Angie Gutekunst
Mrs. Carl Mather
Mrs. C. H. Nolte
Dr. C. H. Richardson
Ronald B. Scull
Clair A. Williams
1954
James M. Gillett
Karl A. Haltenhoff
Mrs. J. Ed Johnson
Mrs. F. I. Moats
Ben Stephenson
Wheelock Wilson
1955
Newman I. Lyle
Henry Pfister
Theodore D. Smith
Mrs. R. H. Timmerman
Frank M. Wood
1956
Cecil Baxter
Edwin Carter
J. Roscoe Eaton
John Jessup
1957
Margaret Black
Marion Kochheiser
W. R. Kime
Prof. Emil C. Voltz
1958
Bert O. Brayton
Ronald Brinkman
Mrs. L. N. Hockett
Hans P. Jorgensen
Clarence Yarn
1959
Dr. John L. Schott
Miss Iva. J. Swalwell
William B. Taylor
Mrs. Tomoko Yamamoto
1960
Dwight W. Hughes
Lois M. Hunt
Mrs. Raymond A. Smith
Clyde Spry
1961
Richard E. Conant
Eugene Criss
Charles Lieberstein
Prof. Harry E. Nichols
Mrs. W. A. Norcross
1962
Mrs. Merrill Cook
G. E. Roberts
C. C. Smith
Ernest L. Vennard
1963
A. J. Amsler
C. Jack Kennedy
Harold J. Parnham
Dean Platt
1964
Chris Christensen
Prof. A. E. Cott
Mrs. Carl Goeb
George W. Madsen
Prof. Ben F. Vance
1965
Mrs. Volney Diltz
John H. Holliday
Lindley B. Hoopes
Mrs. Dewey Jacobsen
Dr. John P. Mahlstede
Lewis E. Peterson
Fleeta Brownwell Woodroffe

1966
Eldon E. Cabbage
Perry L. Davis
George W. Dubes
Winton W. Etchen
Edgar F. Huen
Dr. George E. Schoel

1967
Mrs. John Young
Mrs. Ethel V. Brown
Mrs. Glen Schutt
Mrs. Hugh Moore
Seward Berhow
1968
Mrs. Wilma Morgan-Devotie
Dr. Erwin Denisen
Albert Ferguson
1969
Dr. Griffith J. Buck
Wayne Goedicke
Norman Hansen
Mrs. Vera Johnson
Mrs. Barbara Loughlin
Dr. Charles H. Sherwood
Dr. R. W. Wilder
1970
Frank J. Kosek
John Matusch
Herbert L. White
1971
Albert Dodge
Corwyn Hicks
Mrs. Max McDonough
J. D. Wright
1972
James F. Boesen
Dr. Abraham Epstein
Kenneth Fulk
Albert F. Martin
Mrs. R. L. Satterlee
Robert G. Smith
1973
Allan Beck
Clement G. Browner
Jotham Custer
William Heard
Ray Hethershaw
1974
Earl Ferris
Frank Field
Veryl Ruppert
H. B. Wallace
Paul Watts
Cora Weigel
1975
C. J. Dykstra
Lloyd Platt
Jack Miller
George Rose
Leona Stout
Arnold Webster
1976
Dr. James Cook
Robert Dowling
Albert Moellering
Larry Sjulin
George Summa
1977
Robert Fisher
Dr. Charles Hall
Gretchen Harshbarger
Dwight Hughes, Jr.
Harry L. Miller
Edward E. Neven
1978
Darwin A. DelLong
Mrs. George Grill
Mrs. Ralph Ricker
Herbert Taylor
1979
Glen D. Dillon
Prof. Robert Dyas
Mrs. Richard Moore
Mrs. Walter Otto
Mrs. Ardis Peterson
1980
Del Brockshus
A. R. Stepp
M. R. Peckosh
Harold Peterson
Neil Shepherd
1981
Dr. Paul Domoto
Mrs. Walter Cropley
Mrs. Harold Hayes
Jim Murphy
Herb Plambeck
Archie Sparks
1982
Lloyd Cafferty
Robert D. Ginger
1983
Scott E. Stouffer
Paul E. Wohlt
1984
Donald Baedke
John Berens
Evelyn Runner
1985
Shirley Duenow
Howard McDaniel
Norton D. Obrect
Mary M. Reiff
1986
Don Olson
Edward Pagliai
Charles Pribble
Florence Thomas
1987
Elaine Dieterich
Dr. Eldon Everhart
Helen Fagan
Hugh Pribyl
1988
Irmundine (Mac) Breyman
1989
Richard A. Bruns, Jr.
Jim Bulman
John Essman
Richard Freeman
Arie Kroeze
George Ruopp
Clifton Godfrey
Russell O. Lichtenstein
Prof. Jean E. Olson
Max C. Olson
Velma Schmidt
1990
Bernadine Bredehoeft
Max Hagen
Mary Iseminger
Naomi Maahs
Shirley Peckosh
Dale Swedlund
1991
Dr. Michael L. Agnew
Emeron Dettman
Carl Franks
Mrs. Paul (Ruth) Haan
Dorothy Johnson
Tom Lawler
Dale Siems
1992
Richard Kimzey
Gerald R. Lamers
Mabel Prior
Marvin Wilkerson
Betty Willasson
1993
Mary Jane Paez
Gary Petersen
Robert Holmes Russell
Barbara Sylvester
1994
Mohamad W. Khan
Polly Packer
Richard D. Peterson
John H. Veermeer
1995
Chris Christiansen
Nick E. Christians
Bette Cox
1996
Dale A. Lucas
Jonas Miller
Gary Prochaska
Mark Howell
Shirley Holub-Masterson
Kris Early
1997
Raedell Boysen
Pete Click
Lyle Cox
Russell Heine
Doug Svendsen
1998
Jeri Brodeen
Bill Myers
Duane Feltz
Dr. Mark Gleason
Lynn Fevold
Delores Pagliai
Glenn A. Petersen
1999
Craig Gibleon
Marion McNabb
Lyle Hillmer
Ronald Heggan
2000
Eugene O. Frye
Virginia Johnson
Dennis Lass
Jim Maynard
Keith McGinnis
2001
Jane Buck
William Becker
Leonard Grimes
Mildred Grimes
Dr. Jeff Iles
Ward Mally
2002
Sandra Gossman
Marianne Klinsky
2003
Olive Kerns
Victor Scott
2004
Jeff Becker
Joe Klinsky
David Moody
Barbara Osborn
John Slusher
2005
Bob Hauer
Gary Osborn
Velma Keerbs
2006
Doug Struyk,J.D.
2007
Dr. Donald R. Lewis
Bob Moritz
2008
Dr. Gail Nonnecke
Peggy Moody
Gary Twedt,CGCS

2009
Margaret H. Spikes
Shelley Lande
Paula Winslow
Dr. Hank Taber
Kelly Norris

2010
Dr. Cynthia Haynes
Mike A. Bevins
2011
Neric Smith
2012
Robert Dodds
Teresa McLaughlin
Dr. Patrick O'Malley
     

The Iowa State Horticultural Society Special Honor Awards

The Special Honor Award is given only when the Society feels an individual has contributed extraordinarily to the
promotion of horticulture in Iowa and their efforts elevate them above and beyond the standards set forth in the bylaws for other awards.
In the ISHS's history, this award has been bestowed upon only nine individuals.

1973
Honorable Governor Robert D. Ray
1974
Professor Harry E. Nichols
1976
Honorable Robert H. Lounsberry
1977
Fleeta Brownwell Woodroffe
1978
Dr. Lee R. Kolmer
1981
Mrs. L. N. Hockett
1982
Lloyd Platt
1984
Clement and Bernardine Browner
1988
Dan Cooper

 

Iowa State Horticultural Society Presidential Citation Awards

The Presidential Citation Award is given by the ISHS President for recognition of outstanding achievement and effort which has significantly
contributed to the advancement of the Iowa State Horticultural Society.

1988
Dan Cooper
Dr. Charles Hall
Kay Hockett
Shirley Houvenagle
Naomi Maahs
Evelyn Runner
1989
Dr. Mike Agnew
Max Hagen
Shirley Houvenagle
Mark Storkopv
1990
Berl Priebe
1991
Karen Mireles
Camille Valley
1994
Mark Howell
1995
Victor E. Mastin
1996
Pete Click
Katherine I. Hockett
1997
Pella Garden Club
1998
Jerry Miller
1999
Society of Iowa Florists and Growers
2000
Dwight Sr. and Hazel Hughes
2003
Mike Bevins
Leonard Grimes
2004
Rae von Holdt
2005
Dr. Eldon Everhart

2006
Jeff Wendel,CGCS
Barbara Sylvester
Mike Bevins
Jerry Miller

2007
Iowa Arboretum staff

2008
Kelly D. Norris
Neric D. Smith
Wapello County Iowa State Universtiy Extension
Wapello County Master Gardeners

2009
Amber Bisinger
Jean Dell
Dorothy Ohls Lewis

2010
Sandra Gossman
Barb Osborn

2011
Denny Watters
2012
The Reiman Gardens staff