By Julie Ann Madden
Even though he’s a new face at Security National Bank in Akron, he is a lifelong Akron resident.
Austin Willer is the bank’s new ag loan representative. He replaces Anthony Behrens who recently resigned.
He is the son of Janet and Grayling Willer of rural Akron, and he has one sibling, Chet.
The Akron-Westfield Class of 2008 alumnus just finished earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Life Sciences with a teacher certification option from Iowa State University last weekend.
Willer and his fiancee, Emily Todd, the daughter of Deb and Stan Todd of Correctionville, will be making their home here. She also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University last weekend and is currently employed at Trans Ova Genetics in Sioux Center.
Willer also farms, producing corn and soybeans, near Akron on both sides of the Big Sioux River. Although they have separate farm enterprises, Austin farms with his father.
Although he claims that he doesn’t have any typical hobbies except working, Willer does enjoy tractor pulling and hopes to help get a tractor pull back in Akron again.
“I’m looking forward to being back in the community,” said Willer. “Being at Iowa State University for the last five years has made me realize how great of a town we have here in Akron, Iowa, and how great our people are. It’s great to serve those people.”
Willer is a member of the state FFA Alumni Association and plans to become a member of the local organization.