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BankStar Promotes Patty Winter

Patty joined the BankStar team in April of 2015, as a Mortgage Loan Specialist.  Since that time, she has been busy dedicating her time and efforts helping brighten other’s lives in our mortgage department. BankStar is excited to announce that Patty has been recently promoted to a Mortgage Loan Officer.


“We are excited to have Patty move into a Mortgage Lender position at BankStar to help out with any mortgage needs you may have, stated Greg Fargen, President of BankStar Financial in Brookings.” 


Patty has lived in the Brookings area since 1991 with her husband Bobb.  She has two daughters Sierra who attends SDSU & Sydney who attends the University of Kansas. 



BankStar Welcomes Shelly Sommerfeld

BankStar welcomes Shelly Sommerfeld as their new Mortgage Loan Specialist.  She brings 6 years of banking experience with 3 of those years dedicated to helping others with their mortgage needs.      

Prior to joining BankStar, Shelly was a Mortgage Loan Processor at AAA Bank and a Mortgage Loan Closer at Stockman Bank of Montana. 


“We are very happy to welcome Shelly to our mortgage staff.  Her mortgage experience and energy will be a great addition, stated Barb Adelaine, Mortgage Lender for BankStar Financial.”


A native of Fremont, NE, Mrs. Sommerfeld graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with a bachelor's degree in Media Studies.  Her family recently moved to the Brookings area.


BankStar Welcomes Becca Lund

BankStar Financial welcomes Rebecca Lund to the Brookings branch as their newest Customer Service Representative. 

Becca recently spent the last few years working for Sunflower Salon and Spa in Brookings. She  previously worked for BankStar and is happy to join the BankStar family again!


A native of Elkton, SD, Becca resides in Volga with her husband, Dusty and son, McCoy.