The Shoreview Historical Society selects an individual or family that best exemplifies longterm service and involvement to the betterment of the Shoreview community.
Past Heritage Families of the Year
2017- Dr. Bert R. Larson and DR. Eva-Jane Ostergren Larson
2015 - Hans Eric and Louise Nord
2014 - Cyril and Agnes DeMars
2013 - Lawrence and Michalene Trojanowski
2012 – Hugh and Alma Cunningham
2011 – Thomas and Anna Schifsky- the Schifsky family first farmed land west of Lexington Avenue, north of where Highway 96 is and also land on the shore of Turtle Lake back in the 1880s, known as Schifsky’s Beach.
2010 – David and Emilie Guerin – back a half century and more ago, motorists from the Twin Cities driving out Rice Street would drive by the Guerin gas station and confectionary store at Rice Streen and Owasso Boulevard.
2009 – John and Magdalina Kurkowski – the Kirkowski family owned land west of Victoria and County Road E, that land has been developed and is now bisected by I-694.
2008 – Gust and Anna Larson – Gust and Anna were early settlers on Turtle Lake.
2006 – Hilmer and Gladys Seabloom – the Seabloom family settled here at the end of the pioneer era and the beginning of agribusiness.
2005 – Henry and Henrietta Bucher – the Bucher’s have been residents of this area for six generations. Bucher Park and the Western Pines development were both part of the Bucher farmstead.
2004 – Howard & Virginia Karth Lundgren – are truly a Shoreview historical family–they grew up, married and settled down to live virtually all of their lives in Shoreview.