President / CEO, Oostburg State Bank
Welcome to Oostburg State Bank!
Community. This is the most important word in our vocabulary here at Oostburg State Bank. Why? Because as a fiercely independent, locally-owned bank, we know we are in the unique position to serve our community better than any other bank could.
For more than 110 years, Oostburg State Bank has been right here, committed to serving the people, the businesses and the communities throughout Sheboygan County and beyond. In that time, a lot of things have changed, but our commitment to the community hasn’t.
We love being a part of this community. We have had the privilege to watch the Village of Oostburg and the surrounding cities, villages and municipalities grow. We’ve watched parents bring in children, who then grew up and brought in their own children. We’ve been there when an idea turned into a small business, and then with our help blossomed into a major company.
It means so much to us to be a part of this community, and it’s something we don’t take for granted.
We understand our customers require modern banking solutions like mobile banking to better complement their busy schedules, and we make sure these products are available. At the same time, we have made the commitment to never lose sight of what makes us truly unique – a local bank powered by local people.
When you call Oostburg State Bank someone answers the phone! No phone trees, no robots, no foreign country call centers, it’s a real, local person.
We also make all of our lending decisions locally, meaning when you need a loan or a line of credit for you or your business, we look at the whole picture. We consider how the loan would benefit you, your family and the community.
So, thank you for allowing us to be a member of this community since 1908, and we look forward to serving you as your fiercely independent bank for years to come.
We are banking for life. We are Oostburg State Bank.
President / CEO
Our mission is to remain an independent community bank committed to meeting the financial needs of our customers while providing a positive work environment for employees and a fair return to our stockholders.
About Oostburg State BankYour Oostburg State Bank is a state chartered, locally owned and locally operated community bank. We have been proudly serving customers throughout Sheboygan County and beyond since 1908.
Our success and longevity can be directly attributed to the area residents we serve and there preference to do business with people they know and trust.
If you're not already a customer we encourage you to call, stop in, or visit the other parts of our website to discover what banking local can do for you.
Our Core Values
We are a fiercely independent, local bank. This gives us the ability to make decisions on a truly local level and treat our customers as our friends, family and neighbors – because they are.
Integrity & Confidentiality
Honest, trustworthy and professional, we value the privacy of our customers and take every step to ensure they are protected.
We forge long-lasting and meaningful relationships with our personal and business customers that foster fiscal wellness and growth.
We value the hard work of our employees and provide them with opportunities for personal and professional growth.
We are proud to be part of such a vibrant, family-focused community and we actively invest in its people, companies and organizations to ensure a bright future.
Welcome to Oostburg, a Small Town on the Grow.
In Egyptian mythology, a phoenix rises from the ashes to begin life anew. The story of Oostburg has a very similar beginning. In 1847, a propeller ship called the Phoenix sailed the waters of Lake Michigan carrying Dutch settlers to their new home. On Nov. 21, 1847 tragedy struck the Phoenix when it caught fire five miles from shore just south of Sheboygan.
This is the story of the birth of Oostburg, the town that rose from the ashes of the Phoenix. While many lives were lost, those Dutch settlers who made it to land decided to call this new place, home. Named after a similarly small town in the Netherlands, Oostburg proved to be a great place for these settlers.
The founding Dutch settlers were an industrious people, who valued family and community. They built Oostburg out of nothing, and in 1909 it was incorporated with a population of around 300 people. Today, the Oostburg area of Sheboygan County — which includes Cedar Grove, Gibbsville, Hingham, Lima and the Town of Wilson — is one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Wisconsin.
While the Village of Oostburg will probably never grow to be what anyone would call a booming metropolis, it is a great place to live, run a business and raise a family – with excellent schools, businesses, library system, family-friendly events and more. As a community we’re down to earth, kind to our neighbors, helpful and proud of our heritage. The people of Oostburg are hardworking, and our locally-based businesses produce quality products for customers all over the world.
And if you look carefully, you’ll find little reminders of our Dutch heritage – including wooden shoes, small windmills and spring gardens filled with tulips in bloom. We’ve been a part of Oostburg since the beginning.
Our Board of Directors and employees are directly involved with our local schools, churches, and volunteer organizations. We proudly support local families and businesses by providing access to simple and honest banking and lending solutions.
We are fiercely independent, locally owned, and we are proud to call Sheboygan County, home.
Oostburg State Bank Milestones
Meet Our Board of Directors
(From Left) Eric Veldhorst, David Gass, Eric Glewen, Julie Meyer, Jon Grosshuesch, Linda Zimbal, Steve VanderPloeg, Larry LeMahieu, Terry Katsma