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Fairmont Office

  • John Anthony

    Agent/Owner
    Office: 507-399-0648
    Fax: 507-238-1223
    55 Downtown Plaza
    Fairmont MN 56031
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    John is the 3rd generation owner of Peterson-Anthony Insurance and shares, a birthday with its founder, his grandfather, Alfred Peterson. He graduated from of St. Olaf College with majors in Biology and Religion. Before joining the agency in 1992, John worked in the front office of the Minnesota Twins and was able to experience the 1991 World Series from inside the organization. He spends most of his work time in our Fairmont office. He is proud of the agency's legacy serving our long time and new customers! When John is not at work he enjoys time with Connie, his wife and business partner, and their two children Maylen and Espen. He loves great food, cooking, travel, kayaking, time with extended family and friends and serving those in need.

  • Connie Anthony

    Agent/Agency Manager
    Office: 507-399-0648
    Fax: 507-238-1223
    55 Downtown Plaza
    Fairmont MN 56031
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    Connie is a city girl transplanted to the prairie. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. In Speech Communications. She met her husband, John, in 1991 and enjoyed every moment of the Twins World Series win! Her prior work experience revolved in one way or another around customer service. Connie joined the agency in 1994. She feels very privileged to be a part of the agency and its legacy. Outside of work, Connie loves to spend time with her family, baking, reading, daily walks with John and their Labradoodle, Eli, travel, kayaking, and serving the hungry.

  • Deb Foster

    Agent/ Administrative Assistant/ Billing
    Office: 507-399-0648
    Fax: 507-238-1223
    55 Downtown Plaza
    Fairmont MN 56031
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    Deb joined the agency in 2012, bringing with her over 30 years of experience in providing superior customer service. Deb is deeply rooted in the Fairmont area, graduating from Fairmont High School and along with her husband, Mike, raising their family in Fairmont as well. Deb's skills and experience bring excellence to our accounting and office management team. In her spare time, Deb enjoys spending time with her family and her precious grandchildren, enjoying the beautiful outdoors, reading, and volunteering at her church.

  • Carrie Westcott

    Office: 507-399-0648
    Fax: 507-238-1223
    55 Downtown Plaza
    Fairmont MN 56031
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    Carrie joined Peterson-Anthony in 2015, bringing with her nine years of insurance experience.  She grew up in Fairmont and continues to live there with her husband Mark and their two daughters Alyssa and Andrea.

     

    In her spare time, Carrie stays busy attending many activies for her daughters.  She also enjoys goig for walks, boating, traveling and just spending time with her family.

     

Trimont Office

  • Darwin Anthony

    Agent
    Office: 507-639-4301
    Fax: 507-639-7856
    220 Main Street West
    Trimont MN 56176
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    • Darwin joined the agency in 1960, son-in-law of Alfred Peterson our founder, he is the 2nd generation of our agency.
    • His 50 years of exceptional personal customer service grew the business beyond its roots in Trimont, MN to serving Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa.
    • In  his spare time, Darwin enjoys time with his wife Bev and family; time on the farm; writing essays with topics that include life on the praire, farming when he was a boy, and everyday experiences; painting with watercolors  and pen and ink drawing. 
  • Liza Melson

    Agent/Farm & Crop Hail
    Office: 507-639-4301
    Fax: 507-639-7856
    220 Main Street West
    Trimont MN 56176
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    • Liza joined the agency in 1995; there has been a Melson family member working in the agency for over 50 years.
    • Liza grew up in Truman, MN and lives in Trimont with her husband, Troy.  Her farm upbringing and being married to a farmer gives her first hand knowledge of the needs of a variety of farming operations.
    • Visiting with customers and the personal relationship that is developed is one of the greatest joys of her job.
    • She says that working with John, Connie and Darwin the agency atmosphere is more like a close knit family rather than an just an employer and employee.
    • In her spare time, Liza enjoys time with her family and her new granddaughter, quilting, and leading various adult Bible studies.
  • Jill Pankratz

    Agent/Administrative Assistant
    Office: 507-639-4301
    Fax: 507-639-7856
    220 Main Street West
    Trimont MN 56176
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    Jill joined the agency in 2009 coming from a background in customer service. Jill works with our Trimont customers; helping them with their insurance needs, assisting with sales and continuing our tradition of growth. Jill grew up on a rural farm; assisting her dad with his custom harvesting business along with her two sisters. She went to Waldorf College for her Associates of Arts in Music and then went to Northwestern Health Sciences University for Massage Therapy.  In her spare time, Jill enjoys spending time with her husband, Mark and their son Jacob, spending time with extended family and friends, traveling, exercising, playing piano and singing.

  • Ryan Sinn

    Agent/Crop Hail
    Office: 507-639-4301
    Fax: 507-639-7856
    220 Main Street West
    Trimont MN 56176
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    • Ryan joined the agency in 2008 working exclusively with Crop/Hail Insurance.
    • Ryan's background as a farmer and agronimist gives him an edge knowing that no two farm operations are the same. He strives to get to know each grower and their operation to help them choose the best coverages for their unique needs.
    • In his spare time, Ryan enjoys hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and time with family and friends.