Debra Hulstein

Legal Assistant

Debra joined the firm in 1976. She is a certified paralegal in estates and trusts. She works with all the firm’s attorneys in probate, estate, trust, and related tax work. Deb and her husband, Loren, live on a farm near Sheldon. They have two children.


Lori Arends

Legal Assistant

Clerical, Worthington Community College. Lori joined the firm in 1989. She works primarily with Mike Thole. Her duties include real estate matters, title opinions, estate planning, corporate work, and municipal work. Lori lives on a farm near Little Rock, Iowa with her husband, Erwin. They have three children and four grandchildren.


Lesa Kruger

Legal Assistant

Lesa attended Nettleton Business College. She joined the firm in 1990, and assists all the attorneys as needed. As the office’s main receptionist, she answers the phone and greets clients. She also maintains the firm’s accounts receivable and collections. Lesa and her husband, Dan, live and farm near Sibley, Iowa.


Marsha Hilbrands

Bookkeeper/Legal Assistant

Accounting, Northwest Iowa Community College. Marsha joined the firm in 1995. She assists Dan DeKoter with his legal work. She is also the bookkeeper including accounts payable and payroll. Marsha lives with her husband, Dennis, on a farm near George, Iowa. They have two children and three grandchildren.

Sherlene Krogman

Legal Assistant

Accounting, Mankato College and human resources, Iowa State University. Sherlene joined the firm in 1999. She assists Harold and Dan with legal work. Sherlene is certified as a city clerk and works with the firm’s municipal clients. She lives with her husband, David, on her family’s century farm. David farms and also works at Sudenga Industries in George. They have three children and two grandchildren.

Nora Miller

Legal Assistant

Paralegal, Kirkwood Community College and Criminal Justice, Colorado Technical University. She joined the firm in 2016, and works primarily with Nathan Rockman. Her duties include assisting with title opinions, corporate files, opening and closing files, and managing office supplies. She lives in Sheldon with her husband, Damon, and three children.