Kevin Wentz, Vice President


Raised on his family’s farm near Sterling, Nebraska, Kevin graduated from Sterling High School in 1990. He went on to attend Doane College and obtained a degree in Business Administration. After graduating, Kevin worked for Information Technology, Inc. (FISERV) in Lincoln for a few years, and later returned to Sterling—helping to manage his family's construction and lumberyard business.

Kevin’s background offers a fresh perspective on lending. He takes pride in being able to put himself in the customer's position, and then work to put their mind at ease throughout the lending process.

Kevin is an active member of the Sterling Community Association, Sterling Volunteer Fire Department and Upper Big Nemaha Pheasants Forever Chapter. Kevin lives on an acreage north of Sterling.

Linda deKoning, Branch Manager


Linda is a lifelong resident of the Burchard, Nebraska area where she grew up on her family's farm. She graduated from Lewiston Consolidated Schools and in 1986, earned a degree in Accounting from Southeast Community College. She has been employed with FirstBank of Nebraska since 1997.

In addition to being the branch manager—where she oversees both deposit and loan operations—Linda also works as a loan assistant. Linda is a dedicated and character-driven employee who is passionate about providing the best service possible to her customers.

Linda is an active member of Faith Baptist Church in Pawnee City, Nebraska and serves on the Ladies Fellowship Committee. She and her husband, Terry, live on their family farm south of Burchard where they also raise livestock. They have three grown children.