COMMANDER RICK WIERSGALLA
I was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin and was the 3rd of 4 boys. At an early age my parents moved back to their hometown of Browerville. I am married to my wife Kate for 51 years - have two daughters Jill and Jody and three grandchildren Kailyn, Kyle and Taylor. We moved to Brainerd in 1979 and Baxter in 1983. I was in the Army from May 1971 and honorably discharged May 1973. My military duty was finance specialist while stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. After military service I worked at a finance company for five and a half years prior to entering banking. I started at Brainerd National Bank (now known as Unity Bank) in September 1979 and remained with the same group until my first retirement December 2016. Sixteen months later I was asked to go to Polson Montana to assist merging that bank into the Unity Bank group of banks. Two years later I again retired. I currently serve on the Unity Bank's board of directors.