Wisconsin Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame

The Wisconsin Auctioneers Hall of Fame consists of past recipients and has its own officers. The members of the Hall of Fame select the recipients and announce the date of the induction. Members are invited to submit nominations in the manner prescribed by the Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Wisconsin Auctioneers Hall of Fame during the 2018 WAA evening gala banquet were Bob Hagamann, Burlington and Rich Ranft, Beloit. The WAA Auxiliary inducted Julianne Gill, Shullsburg to the WAA Auxiliary Hall of Fame.

Each year since 1974, the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association has honored a member of the organization for their years in the auction industry and their service to the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association. Who will join this elite group this year?

Hall of Fame Nomination

Hall of Fame Inductees

1974 – Don Lloyd *
1975 – Edward J. McNamara *
1976 – Dean George, Sr. *
1977 – James Heike *
1978 – Robert Brandau
1979 – Walter Heise *
1980 – John Freund
1981 – Earl F. Clauer *
1982 – Eldon Schraepfer
1983 – Victor V. Voigt
1984 – Gerald Wilkenson
1985 – LeRoy Teske *
1986 – Jim O’Brien *
1987 – Bill Jones *
1988 – Wenzel “Bunny” Humpal *
1989 – Wayne Huntzicker *
1990 – Roy D. Holler *
1991 – Alvin “Wimpy” Miller *
1992 – John Kramer
1993 – Bob Gavin, CAI
1993 – Jim Gavin *
1994 – Joseph Donahoe *
1995 – Peter Van Veghel *
1995 – Ernest Freund *
1996 – Pat Massart, CAI, GPPA, CES *
1996 – Johnny O. Johnson *
1996 – William Bodell *
1996 – Bob Massart, CAI, AARE, GPPA
1997 – Richard O. Lust, CAI, AARE
1997 – Jack Hines, CAI, AARE
1998 – Bob Sweeney *
1999 – Albert Noble *
2000 – J. K. McGregor, CAI
2001 – Mary Jo Hill, AARE
2001 – Pat McNamara
2003 – Ray Gevelinger *
2004 – Carl Theorin
2005 – Roger D. Hansen, CAI
2005 – John Marg
2006 – Bill Cain
2006 – Timothy D. Sweeney
2007 – Larry L. Teasdale
2008 – David A. Schroud, Sr., CAI, AARE, GPPA
2008 – Gene Schmit*
2009 – Jay Clarke *
2010 – Bob Paffel
2011 – Harry and Marilyn Betthauser
2011 – Tim Slack, CAI
2012 – Jerry Thiel
2013 – Randy J. Stockwell
2014 – Nellie Beland
2015 – Randy J. Gill
2016 – Carol Miller
2017 – Joseph Bunczak and David Gerlach
2018 – Bob Hagemann and Rich Ranft

Hall of Fame Members in the News

Victor V. Voigt Obituary

Collins – Victor V. Voigt, age 93, a resident of Collins, entered eternal life late Saturday evening, October 3, 2020 at Azura Memory Care Assisted Living in Manitowoc. Vic was born on April 20, 1927 on the home farm in the town of Rockland, Manitowoc County. He was...

2018 WAA Hall of Fame Inductees

2018 WAA Hall of Fame Inductees

Rich Ranft has been inducted into the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame in 2018. Rich’s grandparents owned a farm and he spent a lot of time growing up on the farm and working in the family auction business. In 1980 Rich bought the family auction...

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