Twenty-one Hoosier senior citizens were recognized Wednesday as 2021 Golden Hoosier Award winners. The award began in 2008 and annually honors senior citizens for years of service to their communities.

“So many of our strong nonprofits rely on the generosity of volunteers, and we are fortunate to have great senior citizens who answer the call to give their time, lend a hand and make considerable contributions to their communities. These humble leaders make positive impacts on the lives of others and improve the overall well-being of our state. Thank you for your service and answering the call to give back,” Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch said.

This year’s Golden Hoosier Award recipients include:

  • Jan Bronnenberg – Anderson
  • Edna Cox – Centerville
  • Jerry Decker – Coatesville
  • Mary Deering – Union Mills
  • Toni Dickover – Noblesville
  • Charlotte Hastings – Aurora
  • Art Hennig – Fishers
  • Julius Huffman – Lawrenceburg
  • Paul Hughes – Newburgh
  • Debbie Kluemper – Milroy
  • Stephen Kovecsi – Griffith
  • Pastor Robert A. Lee – Kokomo
  • Marlene Lu – Terre Haute
  • Jean McMahan – Sullivan
  • Linda Morris – Parker City
  • Robert Napier – Liberty
  • Ralph Richards – Fishers
  • William Rumbaugh – Morgantown
  • Paul Sinders – Clay City
  • Dave Withey – Indianapolis

Lt. Governor Crouch says Phyllis Menke of Huntingburg also received the Indiana Golden Hoosier Humanitarian Award, which is a special recognition for an individual seeking to promote the welfare of others.  

Since 2008, more than 260 Hoosiers have received the Golden Hoosier Award. You can view the full 2021 Golden Hoosier Award ceremony below:


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