Leslie Arf Joins Spooner Health's Board of Directors

Thursday, March 1, 2018 | Media Release |


SPOONER -- Nancy Markgren’s time on Spooner Health’s Board of Directors has come to an end and Leslie Arf joins the board effective January 2018.  

Nancy, a lifelong Spooner resident, served faithfully on the board for nine years. She has been married for 58 years to Phil Markgren and together they have three children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The Markgrens have been business owners for 65 years, owning the Spooner Bake Shoppe for 44 years and currently the Yellow River Trading Company for four years. Nancy says, “The nine years I was on the Spooner Health Board of Directors were some of the most interesting and rewarding years I have ever spent on a board. I was privileged to be a part of the new building project. To see all the years of careful planning finally become a reality was such a feeling of accomplishment, even though I was such a small part of it.” 

“Nancy Markgren gave a unique perspective to Spooner Health’s Board of Directors,” said Mike Schafer, Spooner Health CEO. “Her roots in the Spooner community and savvy business skills made her an exceptional board member.”

 “I am so proud of our new facility and the great medical staff that provide great care for our area,” said Markgren.  “We are so fortunate to have this asset in such a small community!” 

Leslie Arf joins the Board of Directors

Leslie Arf, third generation board member, joins the Spooner Health Board of Directors effective January 2018. Her grandfather, Harry Dahl, originally helped fundraise the original construction of the hospital as a board member and her father would later join as a board member as well. 

Arf is the owner of Dahls Home Store, a family-owned establishment that has been in business since 1930.  Her and her husband, Aaron, have two daughters. Arf says, “I am excited to join the Board of Directors at Spooner Health. Our community is very important to me and I look forward to helping in this capacity.”

Other board members include Chair Jamie Morales, Vice-Chair Dr. Mike Knoepke, Treasurer Adam Liegl, Secretary Dr. Mark Van Etten, Dr. Brian Gaskill and Maureen Revak.

Spooner Health 

Spooner Health is a 25-bed critical access hospital with a wide range of services from emergency and inpatient care to outpatient therapy, surgery and diagnostic imaging. Spooner Health is dedicated to providing high quality healthcare with excellent service. 



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