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The Trust Advantage

Trust services are not about sales, they’re about solutions. We have a fiduciary responsibility to our clients, which means we must perform within the guidelines of trust law, agency law, banking law, securities law, and contract law, which together delineate required conduct. Clients who have an investment consultant who is a fiduciary receive investment advice with accountability, which is based on the highest standards.

Our goal is your long-term success, as you define it.

The peace of mind that accompanies having this focus and responsibility working for you is significant; and, the more complex or substantive your assets are, the more critical this dimension becomes for your wishes to be accurately and effectively carried out.

Whatever your goals, our experienced Trust team is uniquely qualified to provide the personalized guidance and financial solutions to meet your specific needs.

What We Do

Professional Investment Management

As your money manager – acting for a Trust, Estate or even a personal account – we are committed to helping you reach your long-term financial goals. We have the knowledge, resources, and experience to make prudent and unbiased decisions in even the most complex situations, in order to determine the best course of action for your account.

Estate Planning

As a member of your estate planning team, we will coordinate efforts with your attorney, accountant and any other professional with a goal of minimizing taxes and implementing a plan to protect your interests.

Custodial Services

As your custodian, we’ll safe-keep your securities, collect dividends and interest, and relieve you of time-consuming recordkeeping chores. If you choose, we can also handle your distributions, and report on your account’s activity and performance.

Common Trusts, Uncommon Benefits

Who is this product designed for?Type of AccountTax AdvantagesBenefit

For You

Investment management account

None

Easy to set up, gain perspective of professionals.

Revocable living trust

None

Provides professional asset management, continuous financial protection upon incapacity.

For Your Spouse

Marital deduction trust

Full estate tax deferral in most cases

Spouse receives lifetime trust income, may direct ultimate distribution of trust assets.

Qualified domestic trust

Full estate tax deferral

Marital deduction is secured for non-citizen spouse.

Qualified terminable interest property trust (QTIP trust)

Full estate tax deferral

Especially appropriate for “blended families.” A child’s interest normally can’t be changed by a spouse.

For Your Beneficiaries

Bypass trust

No federal estate
tax, possibly
for decades

Surviving spouse may also be a beneficiary.

Spendthrift trust

None

Trust assets are protected from the beneficiary’s creditors.

Special needs trust

None

May provide for enhanced quality of life while permitting continued government benefits.

Grantor retained income trust (annuity or unitrust interest)

Income and
estate tax savings

Grantor’s retained income interest leverages the amount exempt from federal gift taxes.

Charitable remainder trust

Income, gift
and estate tax
deductions

Tax advantages make philanthropic goals easier to achieve.

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Your AccuNet Account

AccuNet offers online access to your Trust Services.

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Meet our Experts

Pam Goedken

Pam Goedken

VP, Senior Trust Officer
Phone: 319-730-7008
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Pam has been in the financial services industry since 1986, with most of those years spent in personal trust services, retirement, and investments. Prior to joining FSB, she served as Vice President, Fiduciary and Investment Trust Manager of the $1 billion Trust Department at American Trust & Savings Bank in Dubuque.

Pam graduated from Upper Iowa University with a B.S. Degree in Business, and currently resides in Dyersville with her husband and 4 children.

Laura Kamienski

Laura Kamienski

Trust Officer
Phone: 319-730-7017
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Laura’s daily responsibilities include the management and administration of trusts, estates, conservatorships, and agency accounts. She also consults with clients and their attorneys regarding estate planning, business succession planning, and other legal tools to help them achieve their goals.

  • BBA with Honors and Highest Distinction, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, Finance and Economics
  • JD, University of Chicago Law School
  • Bar admission: Iowa

 

Dianne Wendel

Trust Associate
Phone: 319-730-6889 

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Dianne assists with administration of trusts and estates. She supports investment operations and provides guidance on the operational processing and recordkeeping of the Trust Department. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Mt. Mercy College. She has worked in Wealth Management (Trust & Private Banking) since 1993.

 

Kari Clothier

Trust Assistant
Phone: 319-730-6864 

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Kari processes payments, reconciles statements, maintains records and uses her strong attention to detail and organization skills to keep everything running efficiently for clients. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell College. Kari has been in banking since 2012. She was an Assistant Branch Manager with another bank and a Personal Banker at FSB since 2015. 

 

Products provided by FSB's Trust Division are not insured by the FDIC; are not deposits or other obligations of the bank, are not guaranteed by this institution; and are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of the principal invested.

 

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