Monday, July 15, 2019 Written by Jennifer Bender

Prairie Lakes Elects New Board Member

Mike Luken Mike Luken

The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Board of Directors elected officers and elected a new board member at its annual meeting in May.

Officers are Chairman, Jim Redlinger of Redlinger Bros. Plumbing & Heating; Vice President, Robb Peterson of Glacial Lakes Rubber & Plastics; Secretary, Shan Kruse of Peterson Motors; Treasurer, Vince Foley of Foley and Foley Law Office; and Past Chairman, Mark Roby. New board member, Mike Luken, was elected to serve a three year term.

A Watertown native, Luken has worked in a variety of jobs; including building and selling steel grain bins, realty, farming, and starting multiple businesses. He has been involved in the community through various memberships and contributions. Currently Luken is the Village of Northridge Condo Association Board Treasurer, Watertown Municipal Utilities Board President, and Northeast Realtor Association Board Member. On a state-wide level, Luken is a Revolving Economic Development and Initiative Fund Board Member and he serves on the State of South Dakota Economic Development Finance Authority.

In his spare time, Luken can be found in the stands of sporting events like basketball. Luken knows the importance of exceptional healthcare through his personal experiences with severe asthma and surgical procedures. He looks forward to serving the greater Watertown region through his Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Board of Directors membership.

“Prairie Lakes and its Board of Directors are committed to provide exceptional healthcare services to Watertown and the region.  Mike will be a great addition to the board and will help lead Prairie Lakes into the future,” said K.C. DeBoer, President and CEO.


The Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Board of Directors is comprised of 14 volunteer community members who are dedicated to fulfilling the mission, vision and values of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, an independent, not-for-profit, regional healthcare center.