Schmit joins Osmond Housing board

OSMOND — On Tuesday, July 21, Kelly Hodson, president of Osmond Housing, Inc., presented a certificate to Deb Schmit in honor of her father, Norman Lorenz’s, years of service with the organization. Deb was also welcomed to the board that morning. The board oversees business related to Westside Apartments.

Hodson stated in his presentation, “On behalf of the directors and stockholders of Osmond Housing, Inc., we would like to present a small token of our sincere appreciation for Norm’s years of dedicated service. We are also pleased to welcome his daughter, Deb Schmit, to serve on the board of directors so that she may continue the good work started by her father.”

Osmond Housing, Inc., was organized in 1975, with the first meeting of the board of directors in September of that year. Original members were Ron Aschoff. Duane Reed, Alton Fuelberth, Eugene Schmit, Ronald Koehler, E. D. Boice, Andrew Weeder, Louis Thomsen and R. E. Adkins. It is a non-profit that offers low-income housing.

Officers elected at that time were Reed, president; Aschoff, vice president; Fuelberth, secretary, and Schmit, treasurer. There were 25 original stockholders in the corporation.

Current board members are Hodson, president; Walt Aschoff, vice president; Fuelberth, secretary-treasurer, and directors Lloyd Timmerman, Cindy Hoffman, John Schmit, Ross Stelling and Deb Schmit.

Construction of Westside Apartments, located on 4th Street four blocks west of State Street, began in November of 1977 and was completed in the spring of 1978. There are three two-bedroom apartments and one one-bedroom apartment, with a shared laundry room.

Sheryl von Rentzell has been the manager of the apartments since 2015. Cindy Hoffman held the position before her, with Chris Adamson holding the position before that.

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