Farmers and Merchants Bank   Milligan, NE  


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MEET OUR STAFF

We sincerely believe that banking is a “people” business, people serving people. Personal service is the first priority of every member of the staff. A close second is knowledge that can be utilized to assist our customers in reaching their dreams. With the knowledge gained from over 150 years of combined banking experience coupled with the desire to be of service, the Farmers and Merchants Bank is an unsurpassed environment in which to conduct your banking business.

For Deposit Services:

Checking, Savings, CDs, Travel Cards, E/EE Bonds, Check Orders, Safety Deposit Boxes, Cashier’s Checks and Money Orders Wendy Mussman
Donna Meyer
 
IRAs Deb Filipi
Shannon Stuhr
Visa Debit/Visa Credit  Jamie Schafer
Deb Filipi
Wire Transfers Deb Filipi
Wendy Mussman
H/HH Bonds Deb Filipi
Wendy Mussman

For Loan Services:

Loan accounting (balances, payoffs, advances) Tracy Kresak

Kendra Jansky

Ann Jansky

Personal Loans (house, vehicle, boat, etc.) Kendra Jansky (NMLS ID# 684417)
Ann Jansky
Farm Service Agency or Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans Ann Jansky

Gary Dick
Mel Taylor

Agricultural or Business Loan Mel Taylor

Gary Dick
Ann Jansky


 

If you wish to know more about the people that are ready to meet your financial needs:


Mel Taylor
President

As President, Mel has responsibility for all functions of the bank. However, with the excellent staff at the bank, he is able to concentrate on his main responsibility as the Chief Lending Officer.  He supervises all of the lending activity and personally handles some of the agricultural and commercial business loans.  He believes very strongly that the bank can be the primary catalyst in developing new opportunities for people in the area through lending and financial guidance.  Mel has been with the bank since 1984.

Mel is married to Lee and they have two grown sons, both married, and four grandsons.  He grew up on a farm in western Kansas and has really never been able to get farming out of his system.  His primary activities outside the bank are operating his own small farm, feeding a few cattle, managing wildlife habitat on his farms, hunting, visiting his sons and their families and fishing with the grandsons.

If you are in need of credit to start a business or farm or expand an existing operation, please contact Mel.


Gary Dick
Vice President

Gary began employment with Farmers and Merchants Bank on August 1, 2008.  Gary is a native of Fairbury, where he grew up on a farm.  He has over 30 years of lending experience, most recently being Geneva Branch Manager for York State Bank.  He was in that position for twelve years. 

Gary and his wife Cathy have three grown children, all of whom are married.  They also have six grandchildren.  Cathy is employed at the hospital in Hebron in the business office.  In Gary's spare time you can find him at his farm in Fairbury, where he raises corn, beans and wheat and also has a small herd of cattle.  He also enjoys being involved with the grandkid's activities.


Ann Jansky
Assistant Vice President-Loans

From 1997 until 2006 Ann was the consumer and residential real estate specialist with the bank. In 2006, with promotion of other personnel, she began focusing on agricultural and business loans.  She has also become an expert in preparation of FSA guaranteed loans for this bank as well as other banks.  Ann is a very thorough, detail and service oriented person which provides her clients the assurance that any business conducted with her is done right.

Ann is originally from Howells, Nebraska, and came to Milligan in 1984 as the business teacher at Milligan High School.  She joined the staff at Farmers and Merchants Bank in June, 1991.  Ann is married to Will and they have two grown sons that live in the Milligan area.  Will farms and feeds livestock on their farm northeast of Milligan.  In her spare time, Ann enjoys watching sports, playing cards and other games, and spending time with family and friends.

If you are in need of a loan for your farm or business or if you feel that a FSA guaranteed loan would be of benefit to your farm operation, please contact Ann.


Kendra Jansky
Consumer Loan Officer

Kendra joined the bank in May of 1999, beginning her career as Loan Clerk.  In 2005, after staffing changes in the bank, she assumed duties as a Consumer Loan Officer.  Included in the consumer lending product line offered by Farmers and Merchants Bank are personal purpose, vehicle loans, residential real estate, as well as home improvement loans.  Kendra can assist you with any questions you may have regarding existing or potential loans as well.

Kendra is originally from Manhattan, Kansas, and came to Nebraska as a student attending Doane College.  While in school, she met husband Jeff.  They live on a farm southeast of Milligan and have two daughters.  Although she has been converted to a Husker fan, Kendra still enjoys a good win from the Wildcats.

If you are in need of a consumer or residential real estate loan, contact Kendra.

 

Tracy Kresak

Loan Clerk

Tracy joined Farmers and Merchants Bank as Loan Clerk in January of 2011.  She has worked in the banking industry for over 10 years and is looking forward to serving customers closer to home.  As Loan Clerk, she assists with loan payments, loan advances and helps to answer your loan questions.

Tracy is originally from Johnson, Nebraska.  She made Milligan her home after marrying her husband, Brad, in 1995.  He farms and raises livestock near Milligan and they have three children.  She is enjoying working in the Milligan community and being closer to her family.  When she’s not busy with family activities, she also enjoys spending time with friends and reading.

 

 

Deb Filipi
Vice President and Cashier

Deb oversees the operations area of the bank, which includes many products and services. As the Cashier, she supervises the Tellers and Bookkeepers and handles the deposit and accounting functions in the bank. She is the primary contact for Individual Retirement Accounts, wire transfers and H/HH bond redemption. Most of her time is spent on managerial duties such as product research, regulatory reports, compliance with government regulations and bringing new technology to the bank. If you have a question or problem that is not loan related, more than likely Deb can help.

A native of Friend, Nebraska, Deb relocated to Milligan in 1977 and began her career with Farmers and Merchants Bank at that time. She and her husband, Larry, live in Milligan and enjoy gardening, traveling and spending time with their children.

For assistance with most any non-loan related matter, contact Deb.
 

Wendy Mussman
Assistant Cashier

Wendy is the Head Teller and as such, is often the first person that you meet when you visit the bank. In addition to handling all the normal teller functions, she is also our Security Officer and is backup to Deb on wire transfers and correspondent banking activities.

A Milligan native, Wendy has been with the bank since 1982. She is married to BJ and they live on a farm near Ohiowa. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and as a cat lover, caring for her cats. Being outside after a day at the bank is done is also one of her pleasures.

For Teller related matters or account questions, contact Wendy.
 

Jamie Schafer
Administrative Secretary

As Administrative Assistant, Jamie is responsible for a wide variety of duties. Though not much in the public eye, Jamie handles many behind-the-scenes duties. You may know her more by voice, as she is responsible for answering incoming calls and routing them to the proper department. As Deb’s assistant, she helps complete the implementation of new products, creates management reports, handles large bank mailings and anything else that gets put on her desk. Her technology expertise has added a great deal of efficiency to these projects.

Jamie has been with the bank since May of 2002. She and her husband, Lonnie, live on a farm southwest of Tobias and have one son.  She loves life on the farm and enjoys camping, boating and spending time with her family, friends and animals.


Donna Meyer
Teller/Secretary

Donna is a relatively new employee of the bank, accepting the position of Teller/Bookkeeper in August, 2005. She will be one of the friendly faces that you meet each time that you approach the teller counter in the bank. Donna is also backup to Jamie on secretarial duties.

Donna lives on a farm southwest of Milligan. She is active in the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ohiowa, and she is a Beta Sigma Phi. She enjoys her three children and eight grandchildren whenever she has a chance. When not banking or spending time with her family, she also likes to sew, quilt, do needlework and read.
 

Shannon Stuhr
Teller/Secretary

Shannon joined the banking team in the fall of 2007.  She spends her time alternating between the teller window and support duties at her desk.  Shannon’s job is anything but routine.  She fills in wherever she is needed by helping out with large projects or filling in for someone while they are out.  She enjoys working with IRAs and is responsible for ordering many of the supplies needed to keep the bank running smoothly.  She recently assumed the responsibilities of the New Accounts Desk.

Shannon and her husband, Tom, live in Milligan with her two children.  She looks forward to time spent tending her garden and the calm of a small town atmosphere.  She is a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cordova and her hobbies include reading and keeping bees.

Stop in and see Shannon if you would like to open an account.



 

Please send comments and suggestions to dfilipi@fmbmilligan.com