2019 Jackson County: Lorin and Shirley Deppe

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2019 Jackson County: Lorin and Shirley Deppe


Lorin and Shirley Deppe are great examples of what it takes to be a valuable 4-H volunteer and supporter. Residing in rural Jackson County near Maquoketa, both Lorin and Shirley have been part of the 4-H program in Jackson County for many years.

When their two children, Adam and Sarah were in 4-H, Lorin and Shirley were always the go-to people for help with County Council projects and trips, constructing parade floats, and lending woodworking and visual arts expertise at the annual project fair. A project that most 4-H’ers are grateful for is the construction of the Dollar Barn, a landmark used by many 4-H’ers to get their treats during the county fair.

Lorin served as the superintendent of the poultry project, and both Lorin and Shirley have been involved with the Jackson County Poultry Association.

Shirley has been a great resource for help in the visual arts area, and has served as a static exhibit judge in surrounding counties for many years.

For his years as a leader of the Northfork New Horizons 4-H Club, in 2003, Lorin was awarded the Charles Butterworth Leader Award. This award is given to a Jackson County 4-H leader that has demonstrated a genuine involvement in the 4-H program. The award is special as recipients are selected by County Council members – the YOUTH.

We are thankful to have families like the Deppe’s representing Jackson County 4-H!

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