2015 Wisconsin Main Street Hall of Fame
Joe Schinkten, 2015 Inductee
This award recognizes an individual who has made considerable contributions to their Wisconsin Main Street community. Joe Schinkten, community member and local business owner of Ryan Funeral Home has been instrumental in Downtown De Pere’s revitalization. As one of the original champions that helped bring Main Street designation to De Pere in 1990, Joe has never stopped working to improve our community. He’s been integral in projects like Celebrate De Pere, the Claude Allouez Bridge project, and the De Pere Riverwalk and Wildlife Viewing Pier, to name a few. Joe exemplifies service leadership, and is well-deserving of this honor for his lifelong contributions to our community.