Bob Rosenbrook receives Willmar Kiwanis Club's Touch A Life Award for 2022

The 44th annual Kiwanis award was presented to Robert “Bob” Rosenbrook of Pennock on Oct. 20.

Bob Rosenbrook, shown with his wife, Dee, holds the plaque for his Kiwanis Touch a Life Award presented Oct. 20, 2022, by the Willmar Kiwanis Club.
Bob Rosenbrook, left, shown with his wife, Dee, received the Kiwanis Touch a Life Award for 2022, presented to him Oct. 20 by the Willmar Kiwanis Club.
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WILLMAR — The Willmar Kiwanis Club presented the 44th annual Kiwanis "Touch A Life" Award to Robert “Bob” Rosenbrook of Pennock .

Rosenbrook was recognized Oct. 20 for his exemplary community service, according to a news release announcing the award. His community service impacts include being active in the Kiwanis project to upgrade storm shelters at the East and West Regency housing parks, serving as president in 2015-2016 and serving on the setup committee.

He has held various positions at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar, including ushering, helping with Family Promise, and serving on the Stewardship Committee for several years to support local outreach missions and the Loving Arms Childcare center, as well as assisting with property upkeep.

He also volunteers with delivery of Meals on Wheels.

Habitat for Humanity has also been a passion of Rosenbrook’s, according to the release. He was a member of the Master Builders from 2008 to 2018, participated in building eight new homes, and refurbishing several others, for new families, and served as site supervisor on a number of home builds. He also participated in the remodel of two spaces to house the Habitat office and ReStore salvage sales facility.


He is a Pennock Lions member and served as secretary/treasurer, received the Melvin Jones Award, and participated in many Pennock Fun Days parades for the club.

He is a Pheasants Forever member and recipient of the Dalton Johnson Award for pheasant habitat in Kandiyohi County.

Along with his wife, Dee, Rosenbrook’s children Laurie Ukestad and Brad Rosenbrook attended the presentation as well as all of his granddaughters.

The Willmar Kiwanis “Touch a Life” Award has been honoring citizens since 1978 with an award given each year to a resident of Kandiyohi County for donating their time, talent, ability and service as a volunteer to community, above and beyond the ordinary.

Nominations are solicited through Kiwanis members themselves and the community at large. Applications are reviewed and voted on by the Nominating Committee which consists of the three past presidents and the current officers.

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