Our home is just southeast of the Krueger’s Creek lake access on County Road 120. We have lived there since 2003. For the past 35 years, I have worked for the Alexandria Technical & Community College, where I am a faculty member in the Accounting Program. I have enjoyed being an active member on the Lake L’ Homme Dieu Association Board for the past 8 years, and currently serve as the Secretary. There is so much to learn about preserving this beautiful natural resource. Working with the LLHD Board has helped me to gain a deep appreciation for Lake L’ Homme Dieu, and those who volunteer their time and energy to protect her!
I grew up on a dairy farm by Lake Reno. I graduated from Glenwood High School. I then worked a year for Jay Downer of Downer Aircraft before heading for a 15 year stay in the metro area, where I worked for Northwest Airlines.
I moved to Alexandria in 1975 and lived on Lake Carlos. I have lived on Lake L’ Homme Dieu since 1984, along with my husband, Roger Bakewell.
I started my 37 year Real Estate career at the Senator, the first Senior Housing condominium in Alexandria. After 5 years, I moved on to the real world of real estate. For 11 years I owned my own office and had the first REMAX franchise in town. I left ownership to do what I really enjoy, and that is listing and selling. My favorite hobby is gardening in my 1000 square foot flower garden.
I joined the Lake L’ Homme Dieu Association Board as I have a strong interest in seeing that the quality of our lakes remain at a high level of cleanliness / clarity. I’ve been a Board Member since 2005, and have learned a great deal along the way.
Catherine Stine, Secretary
I graduated from Jefferson High School class of 1972, and went on to attend and Graduate from the Carlson School of Management in Accounting in 1977. I then went back to receive my Mortuary Science degree in 1985.
I have lived on Lake L’ Homme Dieu my entire life. My parents purchased the old Tolena Club on Tolena Point in 1962 from the old Alexandria Federal Savings and Loan. I believe we have been members of Lake Association since its inception. I began serving on Board in March of 2015.
I have always loved this lake, and like everyone else, I want the next generation to enjoy it as much, if not more, than I have.
Education: BS in Elementary Education from MSUM and an
AA in Communication Art and Design from Alexandria Technical and Community College
Debbi was a full time mom, raising four children and has been employed by her husband, Dean, at his dental office in Alexandria. She enjoys substitute teaching in the Alexandria schools, as well as actively participating in the Brush and Palette Club, photography, and putzing in the garden.
She and her husband recently built their home on property they have had since 1991.
She began serving on the Board in September of 2014 because she appreciates the beauty of the lake and wants to help maintain its quality. She brings her creativity and communication skills to the well-rounded, strong board of directors.
My family and I have lived on the north side of the lake since 1973. I am a retired family physician, and now enjoy more time for gardening and fishing. My interests center around nature and conservation.
Lake L’ Homme Dieu has been, and is, a big part of our lives. It’s very special to enjoy the lake with our grandsons, and I want to see this beautiful place preserved for future generations.
Jackie Bloom Hogshire
From the time I can first remember, I have spent a portion of my summers on Lake L’ Homme Dieu, even though I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. I graduated from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas, with a BA in History. I then began my career with Merrill Lynch, first in Dallas, and then in Minneapolis and Wayzata, which is where I reside now.
My two daughters are a part of the fifth generation of Bloom family descendants to spend and enjoy time at our family cottage.
I joined the board because I am concerned about preserving our water quality, and treating and preventing Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) from invading Lake L’ Homme Dieu, so that all can enjoy our lake for years to come.
Education: I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering in 1969.
Our family vacationed on Lake L’ Homme Dieu every year for 20 years until we purchased our lake home in 2001, where we spent most of our weekends. After owning and operating an engineering firm for 35 years in the cities, my wife and I moved up here full time.
Over the 37 years that I have enjoyed the lakes I noticed the many changes to the lake quality and joined the board in 2019 in order to help preserve this wonderful asset for the future.
Since 1972 I had the privilege of serving the Douglas Co.and five other Counties as a Veterinarian in Production and companion animals while working at the Alexandria Veterinary Clinic.
I have lived on Lake L’Homme Dieu as a lake owner since 1973.
I decided to get involved with the lake association, to give back to the lake that has given me many years of pleasure and hopefully a few more..
Associates Degree in Conservation Engineering
Bachelor of Science from U of Minn. in Plant and Soil Science
38 years of Federal Service; 35 years as District Conservationist with the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service and 3 years US Army.
Was transferred to Alexandria in 1977 and my wife, Bonnie and I bought a house on Lake L’Homme Dieu at that time. I have been on the Association Board since 2003.
I have spent most of my life working with water quality issues and wanted to extend those efforts to the lake that I live on.
I was raised on a farm near Donnelly, MN. I graduated from Morris High School, attended the U of MN. for 5 years graduating as a Civil Engineer and became a registered professional engineer in the State of MN. I was employed by the US Army Corps of Engineers for 35 years. During those years, I had the opportunity to lead operation and maintenance of locks and dams, reservoirs & recreation areas, channel maintenance with Corps equipment, and the St. Paul District Regulatory Program.
I retired to Lake L’ Homme Dieu in 2001 and joined the Board in 2002. I joined the Board as I felt my background could support land owners efforts to protect and even enhance the lake environment.
Board members are elected at the Annual Meeting.
The 2019 Lake L’ Homme Dieu Association Annual Meeting took place on Saturday, July 13, 2019