BISMARCK, N.D. – Marvel Ebenhahn, whose father helped charter Community CU in 1942, celebrated 60 years heading the credit union, now $153 million in assets.

Ebenhahn started at the credit union in 1942 while she was working as a bookkeeper at its sponsor, Farmers Union oil Co., now known as Cenex. At the time the credit union had $18,000 in deposits and focused on lending money to local farmers.

Ebenhahn said she does not contemplate retirement from the credit union, which has grown to a community charter with three branches. “Retirement isn’t for everyone,” she said. “As long as my head and body keep working, so will I.”


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