Steve and Nancy Bachler named Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute recipients

Steve and Nancy Bachler with Hugh Miller. The Bachlers received the 2018 Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute.

Steve and Nancy Bachler were recognized as this year’s Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute recipients at a dinner held in their honor on Friday, April 27 at Cedar Valley Golf Course in Winona.

Winona natives and high school classmates who reconnected and married in 2008, the Bachlers share a passion for community involvement and a willingness to serve others, and they are modest about their outstanding generosity.

Steve and Nancy’s volunteer involvement has made a significant and positive impact on the Winona community. Their abundant enthusiasm and consistent dedication to serving others has benefited several area organizations, each individually and as a couple. Their contributions and fundraising efforts include sharing musical talent and marketing expertise, promoting tourism and nature, supporting and furthering the efforts of schools and volunteering with local organizations focused on helping community members of all ages.

Hugh and Vera Miller and RTP Company generously gave $25,000 to the Winona Health Foundation’s Ben & Adith Miller Patient Care Fund in the Bachler’s honor. The Patient Care Fund helps community members in need with their medical bills. This is the 30th consecutive year that the Miller family has sponsored the Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute.

Those who would like to make a gift to the Winona Health Foundation in honor of the Bachlers may direct their gift to the Winona Health Foundation by mail: 855 Mankato Ave., Winona, MN 55987, or online:

Questions about the Winona Health Foundation may be directed to Betsy Midthun, vice president of Community Engagement, 507.457.4116, or, for more information, click here.


Past recipients of the Ben & Adith Miller Community Service Tribute:
2017 Steve Groth
2016 Jon Kohner
2015 Dr. Chuck and Judy Shepard
2014 Dee Cipov
2013 Irene Renk
2012 Marlene Kohner
2011 Jenny Kahl
2010 Justin Green
2009 Nancy Iglesias
2008 Dennis Theede and Home & Community Options, Inc.
2007 O.J. and Karen Fawcett
2006 Donna Helble
2005 Kent Gernander
2004 Marilyn & Keith Schwab, Kim & Pete Schwab
2003 M.L. “Max” DeBolt
2002 Rose Andersen and Diane Barge
2001 Carol “Mickey” & Dan Barr
2000 Joette and Michael Gostomski
1999 Roger Metz
1998 Nancy & Mark Kristensen
1997 Dave Arnold and Dan Rukavina
1996 Pete Woodworth
1995 Dr. Frank & Ruth Bures
1994 Sue Cornwell
1993 Bob Kierlin
1992 Tom Graham
1991 Gary Evans
1990 Pauline Knight
1989 Tom & Judith Stark, Dr. Roger & Helen Hartwich, John & Helen David

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