Lifetime Award

This ward is presented by the NE Accordion Festival
and AirAccordion in recognition of those who have
made a constant and positive impact within
the free-reed community.

2017

Ron Setniker
Biwabik, Minnesota

2016 & 2015

Datta Hartman
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2014

Leonard "Skeets" Langley
Maricopa, Arizona

2013

John Scaffeo
Thunder Bay, Ontario CANADA

2012

Florian Chmielewski
Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota

2011

Mark Stillman
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2010

C.J. Chenier
Houston, Texas

2009

Randy McPeck
Golden Valley, Minnesota

2008

Ken Mahler
St. Paul, Minnesota

2007

Dan Newton
St. Paul, Minnesota

2006

Jerry Minar
New Prague, Minnesota

2005

Mike Alongi
Rockford, Illinois

2004

Helmi Harrington
Superior, Wisconsin
Burnsville, Minnesota

2003

Dee Langley
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2002

Hank Thunander
St. Paul, Minnesota

2001

Idilio Del Col
St. Louis Park, Minnesota

2000

Larry Malmberg
Richfield, Minnesota