Medals & Honors

We honor and recognize those Valley of Michigan members that have gone above and beyond in their service to Fraternity, Country, and Humanity. Here you will find a listing of each medal and the recipients thereof. Want to learn more about each of these medals? You can find a full description of each at theĀ Scottish Rite NMJ Medals & Awards

Meritorious Service Award

Meritorious Service Awards Recipients

Name

Region

Date of Award

Bernard A Hutchins

Southwest Region

06/14/1980

Thomas R Naismith

Southeast Region

06/09/1990

Paul E Naismith

Southeast Region

06/15/1991

Dr. Erwin W O’Dell

Southwest Region

06/13/1992

Arthur K Laatz

Southeast Region

06/12/1993

Gene Rollin Connor Jr.

Upper Region

06/12/1993

Jay B Howell

Southeast Region

06/12/1993

Paul C Howell

Southeast Region

06/11/1994

Carl D Rufus

Southeast Region

06/22/1995

James C Larson

Northwest Region

06/22/1995

Donald L Trumbull

Southeast Region

06/15/1996

William E Leveque

Upper Region

06/15/1996

Gordon J Peterson

Upper Region

06/14/1997

Norman L Gidcumb

Northwest Region

06/14/1997

Stuart G Shook

Northeast Region

06/14/1997

Brent A Helm

Northeast Region

06/13/1998

Dean A Barr

Southeast Region

06/13/1998

Gerald W Schwartz

Northwest Region

06/13/1998

Stephen C Mattson

Upper Region

06/13/1998

Eugene R Peetz

Northeast Region

06/12/1999

Dennis D Soucek

Southwest Region

06/09/2001

John Kotes

Southeast Region

06/09/2001

Robert F Light

Northwest Region

06/09/2001

Robert L Morrison

Upper Region

06/09/2001

Gerald F Thorp

Northeast Region

06/15/2002

Ray E Vanover

Southeast Region

06/15/2002

Richard T Testasecca

Southeast Region

06/15/2002

Ronald J Bethune

Southeast Region

06/15/2002

Ronald J Hill

Upper Region

06/15/2002

Grant S Sowa

Northwest Region

06/14/2003

Ivan L Fletcher Jr.

Southeast Region

06/14/2003

Michael D Zirkle

Northeast Region

06/14/2003

Alan R Gray

Northwest Region

06/12/2004

Cleatus M Dunn

Southeast Region

06/12/2004

John R Vercoe III

Upper Region

06/12/2004

Dr. John H Siegner

Northeast Region

06/11/2005

Serge Yeghiazarian

Southeast Region

06/11/2005

Homer G Campbell

Northwest Region

06/17/2006

Larry M Galloway

Southeast Region

06/17/2006

Roger W Tharp

Southwest Region

06/17/2006

William J Dover

Northeast Region

06/17/2006

Dennis B Sanborn

Northeast Region

06/16/2007

Kenneth E Cooper

Northwest Region

06/16/2007

Raymond C Lemons

Southeast Region

06/16/2007

Edmund J Cunningham Jr.

Northeast Region

06/14/2008

Loren A Winn

Southeast Region

06/14/2008

Fred R Jex PhD

Southeast Region

06/06/2009

Michael R Hill

Upper Region

06/06/2009

Robert P Conley

Southwest Region

06/06/2009

Eldon F Ault

Northeast Region

06/12/2010

John F Hansen

Northwest Region

06/12/2010

Richard G Wheeler

Southwest Region

06/12/2010

Robert L Goodrich

Southeast Region

06/12/2010

Dean M Crowell

Southwest Region

06/11/2011

William F Moore

Northeast Region

06/11/2011

Jerry M Chambers

Northeast Region

06/09/2012

Craig H Maison

Northwest Region

06/08/2013

Neal L Fogel

Southeast Region

06/08/2013

Hillary P Smoyer

Southeast Region

06/14/2014

Keith L Wright

Northwest Region

06/14/2014

Robert A Kinde

Northeast Region

06/14/2014

Russell E Kelm

Northwest Region

06/14/2014

Trevor M Juntunen

Upper Region

06/14/2014

Carol R Nash

Southeast Region

06/13/2015

Christopher R Millar

Southwest Region

06/13/2015

David S Champion

Northwest Region

06/13/2015

Don M Mills

Northwest Region

06/13/2015

Harold L Groat

Southeast Region

06/13/2015

Leonard S Elder

Upper Region

06/13/2015

Louis C McCray

Northeast Region

06/13/2015

Marc H Halt

Southwest Region

06/13/2015

Richard E Rozman

Upper Region

06/13/2015

Richard G Dennis

Northeast Region

06/13/2015

Gerald W Lyon

Northeast Region

06/11/2016

James R Peterman Jr.

Southwest Region

06/11/2016

Lewis E Parsell Jr.

Southwest Region

06/11/2016

Travis T Freeman

Upper Region

06/11/2016

Wallace N Usery Jr.

Northeast Region

06/11/2016

William T Vaillancourt

Northwest Region

06/11/2016

Andrew C Martin

Northwest Region

06/10/2017

Bernard I Brewer

Southeast Region

06/10/2017

Dale E Shinabarger

Northeast Region

06/10/2017

David M Parsons

Southwest Region

06/10/2017

Frederick D Miller

Southeast Region

06/10/2017

James E Peck

Northeast Region

06/10/2017

John D Hill

Southwest Region

06/10/2017

Robert N Erickson

Upper Region

06/10/2017

Brian F Toth

Southeast Region

06/09/2018

Douglas A Wolfe

Upper Region

06/09/2018

Eric D Russell

Southwest Region

06/09/2018

John D Dibble

Southwest Region

06/09/2018

John H Challender

Northeast Region

06/09/2018

John H Winters

Northeast Region

06/09/2018

Roger D Moore

Southeast Region

06/09/2018

Anthony L Lake

Northwest Region

06/08/2019

Christopher P Hokenson

Upper Region

06/08/2019

James E Hawn

Southeast Region

06/08/2019

Joseph Anthony Giorgianni

Upper Region

06/08/2019

Mark A Whitman

Southwest Region

06/08/2019

Robert J Hey

Southeast Region

06/08/2019

Todd M Schmitz

Southwest Region

06/08/2019

Wilson D Brott

Northwest Region

06/08/2019

Adam D Holloway

Upper Region

08/08/2020

Barrett R Engle

Upper Region

08/08/2020

Donald B Ferguson

Northwest Region

08/08/2020

Harry J Rodgers

Northwest Region

08/08/2020

Jeffrey S Gooder

Southwest Region

08/08/2020

Mitchel R Patchkowski

Northeast Region

08/08/2020

Richard G Stange

Southwest Region

08/08/2020

Robert A Moore

Southeast Region

08/08/2020

Robert H Kinde

Northeast Region

08/08/2020

Timothey S Marshbanks

Southeast Region

08/08/2020

Bruce G Rice

Southwest Region

06/12/2021

Douglas S Simpson

Southeast Region

06/12/2021

Michael H Zimnicki Sr.

Southeast Region

06/21/2021

Michael V Finazzo

Northwest Region

06/12/2021

Mitchell R Mudd

Northeast Region

06/12/2021

Royce D Myers

Southwest Region

06/12/2021

Timothy D Cohee

Northeast Region

06/12/2021

Brandon J Hunt

Northwest Region

06/11/2022

Douglas S Noland

Southeast Region

06/11/2022

George B Helms

Southwest Region

06/11/2022

James C Cain

Upper Region

06/11/2022

Richard Hartmann Jr.

Southwest Region

06/11/2022

Ronald L Hynds

Northeast Region

06/11/2022

Ryan L Engle

Upper Region

06/11/2022

Scott L Hapworth

Northeast Region

06/11/2022

David C Bellamy

Southeast Region

06/10/2023

Kirk J Bielskis

Northeast Region

06/10/2023

Daniel Hammerberg

Upper Region

06/10/2023

Russell M Holloway

Upper Region

06/10/2023

James A Seamon

Northwest Region

06/10/2023

Andrew W Tabor

Southeast Region

06/10/2023

Scott A Tavernier

Southwest Region

06/10/2023

Howard L Tripp

Southwest Region

06/10/2023

Gary D Watt

Northeast Region

06/10/2023

Steven P Wheekock

Northwest Region

06/10/2023

33Ā° Sovereign Grand Inspectors
General

Achieving the 33Ā° is an honor that can be bestowed upon a Scottish Rite Mason. It is not campaigned for. It is granted solely by the Supreme Council. A 33Ā° Mason is a Master Mason who has exhibited knowledge, passion and sacrifice to his craft. The Supreme Council awards the 33Ā° as a way of honoring outstanding and selfless work performed in the Rite or in public life. At its annual session, the Supreme Council elects members of the Rite to receive the degree. Members unanimously so elected become Honorary Members of the Supreme Council.

Congratulations to the Valley of Michigan members who have been elected to receive the 33Ā° in August of 2025 at Supreme Session in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Thomas F. Campbell, from the Southeast Region
Colin R.Cruttenden, from the Southwest Region
Michael V. Finazzo, MSA, from the Northwest Region
Scott L. Hapworth, MSA, from the Northeast Region
Richard E. Rozman, MSA, from the Upper Region

33Ā° Sovereign Grand Inspectors General Recipients

Name

Region

Date ReceivedĀ 

Donald W Joiner

Southeastern Region

09/26/1979

Alan R Gray

Northwestern Region

09/25/1985

J R Spyker

Southwestern Region

09/25/1985

A Richard Albrecht

Northeastern Region

09/24/1986

Leroy R Hocking

Southeastern Region

09/24/1986

Thomas E Skoog

Upper Region

09/24/1986

Dr. Erwin W O’Dell

Southwestern Region

09/30/1987

Gerald F. ThorpĀ 

Northeastern RegionĀ 

09/30/1987

David L Allie

Upper Region

09/27/1988

John A Wallsteadt

Southwestern Region

09/27/1988

Ray E Vanover

Southeastern Region

09/27/1988

Donald J Smith

Southwestern Region

08/29/1989

Dr. Burton P Weisberg

Southwestern Region

08/29/1989

Murrel R Francis

Southeastern Region

08/29/1989

William J Dover

Northeastern Region

08/29/1989

Robert W Stevens

Northeastern Region

09/24/1991

Eldon F Ault

Northeastern Region

08/31/1993

George H Wilson

Southeastern Region

08/31/1993

William F Betz

Southeastern Region

08/31/1993

Charles F Bersinger

Upper Region

09/27/1994

David C Danielson

Upper Region

09/27/1994

Gary R Conklin

Northeastern Region

09/27/1994

Henry A Wilson Jr.

Southeastern Region

09/27/1994

David A Neff

Southwestern Region

10/03/1995

Mitchell R Mudd

Northeastern Region

10/03/1995

Donald B Whitener

Northeastern Region

08/27/1996

Kenneth E Lee

Southeastern Region

08/27/1996

Richard C Steele

Northeastern Region

08/27/1996

Ronald E Reno

Southeastern Region

08/27/1996

Gerald E Millar

Southwestern Region

09/23/1997

Raymond E Fowler

Southeastern Region

09/23/1997

Robert P Haffner

Southeastern Region

09/23/1997

Russell M Holloway

Upper Region

09/23/1997

Walter F Wheeler

Southwestern Region

09/23/1997

Edward L Gascoyne

Southeastern Region

09/29/1998

Todd A Binsz

Southwestern Region

09/29/1998

Clarence W Meyer Jr.

Northeastern Region

09/28/1999

Donald L Carman

Southeastern Region

09/28/1999

Terrence G Waddell

Upper Region

09/28/1999

Charles R Birch

Northeastern Region

09/26/2000

Dennis I Bojrab MD

Southeastern Region

09/26/2000

Harley J Corbin

Southeastern Region

09/26/2000

Mark K Osborne

Southeastern Region

09/26/2000

Nicholas H Smith

Southeastern Region

09/26/2000

Richard K Rappleye

Southeastern Region

09/26/2000

Roger Lee Myers

Southeastern Region

09/26/2000

David W Cyrus

Southeastern Region

09/25/2001

Michael J Jungel

Southwestern Region

09/25/2001

Raymond C Lemons

Southeastern Region

09/25/2001

Richard D Erspamer

Northeastern Region

09/25/2001

Stanley O Simons

Southwestern Region

09/25/2001

Jerry M Chambers

Northeastern Region

09/03/2002

John R Snider

Southeastern Region

09/03/2002

John W Moore Jr.

Southwestern Region

09/03/2002

Robert P Conley

Southwestern Region

09/03/2002

Stephen C Mattson

Upper Region

09/03/2002

David M Parsons

Southwestern Region

09/23/2003

Gene Rollin Connor Jr.

Upper Region

09/23/2003

John R Rowe

Northeastern Region

09/23/2003

Norman L Gidcumb

Northwestern Region

09/23/2003

Richard T Testasecca

Southeastern Region

09/23/2003

Thomas W Cardwell

Southwestern Region

09/23/2003

William J Johnson

Northeastern Region

09/23/2003

David W Skiendziel

Northeastern Region

09/21/2004

Dean A Barr

Southeastern Region

09/21/2004

John R Hegenauer

Northeastern Region

09/21/2004

Paul R Goosmann

Southwestern Region

09/21/2004

Richard W Graves Jr.

Southeastern Region

09/21/2004

Thomas M Ryan

Upper Region

09/21/2004

Corbin P Elliott

Southeastern Region

08/30/2005

David H Eddy

Southwestern Region

08/30/2005

Gustave H Rydholm

Upper Region

08/30/2005

Richard D Tonda

Northeastern Region

08/30/2005

Timothy L Birch

Northeastern Region

08/30/2005

W Don Baugher

Southwestern Region

08/30/2005

James H Resau

Southwestern Region

08/29/2006

Richard D Newman

Northeastern Region

08/29/2006

Robert B Doerr

Southwestern Region

08/29/2006

Robert G Helmic

Northeastern Region

08/29/2006

Donald L Murphy

Southeastern Region

08/27/2007

Emmett W Mills

Southeastern Region

08/27/2007

Gerald W Schwartz

Northwestern Region

08/27/2007

Jack Engebretson

Southeastern Region

08/27/2007

John R Vercoe III

Upper Region

08/27/2007

Robert W Pate

Southeastern Region

08/27/2007

Robert G Minard

Northeastern Region

08/26/2008

Timothey S Marshbanks

Southeastern Region

08/25/2009

William J Sauget

Southeastern Region

08/25/2009

David G Boring

Southeastern Region

08/31/2010

Dirk W Hughes

Southwestern Region

08/31/2010

Grant S Sowa

Northwestern Region

08/31/2010

James W Carlson

Northeastern Region

08/31/2010

Michael J Stetz

Southeastern Region

08/31/2010

Raymond E Basham

Southeastern Region

08/31/2010

Ronald W Beebe

Northeastern Region

08/31/2010

William A Robson

Upper Region

08/31/2010

William E Leveque

Upper Region

08/31/2010

Eugene R Peetz

Northeastern Region

08/30/2011

Frank T Praria

Southwestern Region

08/30/2011

Harold A Riggie

Northeastern Region

08/30/2011

Jacob E Hayrynen Jr.

Upper Region

08/30/2011

James C Larson

Northwestern Region

08/30/2011

Jeffrey A Keehn

Southwestern Region

08/30/2011

Justin F Krasnoff

Southeastern Region

08/30/2011

Kenneth E Cooper

Northwestern Region

08/30/2011

Ronald J Bethune

Southeastern Region

08/30/2011

George M Merkle

Upper Region

09/17/2011

Donald E Buxton

Southeastern Region

08/28/2012

Loren A Winn

Southeastern Region

08/28/2012

Roger A Juntunen

Upper Region

08/28/2012

Howard H Crumit Jr.

Southeastern Region

08/20/2013

Paul N Cross

Southeastern Region

08/20/2013

Ronald J Hill

Upper Region

08/20/2013

William F Minch

Southwestern Region

08/20/2013

Alistair R McNab

Southwestern Region

09/01/2015

Christopher J Fildes

Southeastern Region

09/01/2015

Frederick E Kaiser Jr.

Northeastern Region

09/01/2015

James L Melby

Southeastern Region

09/01/2015

Michael R Hill

Upper Region

09/01/2015

William C Meyer

Northeastern Region

09/01/2015

Clarence D Grant

Upper Region

08/29/2017

Fred R Jex PhD

Southeastern Region

08/29/2017

Larry K Seale DDS

Northeastern Region

08/29/2017

Mark A Manning

Southwestern Region

08/29/2017

Robert A Klawieter

Southwestern Region

08/29/2017

William R Finkel

Southeastern Region

08/29/2017

Blair B Schadler

Southwestern Region

08/27/2019

Curt D Ingersoll

Southwestern Region

08/27/2019

Walter M Lazar II

Southeastern Region

08/27/2019

John D. Hill

Southwestern Region

08/31/2021

John P. Kilbourne

Southeastern RegionĀ 

08/31/2021

Lawrence J. Leib

Southeastern Region

08/31/2021

Richard P. Ruhland

Southeastern RegionĀ 

08/31/2021

Andrew C. Martin

Northwestern Region

08/31/2021

Christopher S. Morgan

Southeastern RegionĀ 

08/31/2021

Craig H. Maison

Northwestern Region

08/31/2021

Keith L. Wright

Northwestern RegionĀ 

08/31/2021

Marc H. Halt

Southwestern Region

08/31/2021

Robert O. Troutman

Southeastern Region

08/31/2021

Stephen R. Striggow

Northeastern Region

08/31/2021

Travis T. Freeman

Upper Region

08/31/2021

John H Challender

Northeastern Region

08/29/2023

Larry A Inscho

Northeastern Region

08/29/2023

John F Hansen

Northwestern Region

08/29/2023

Roger D Moore

Southeastern Region

08/29/2023

Gary L Paquet

Southeastern Region

08/29/2023

James R Peterman Jr.

Southwestern Region

08/29/2023

Douglas A Wolfe

Upper Region

08/29/2023

John H WintersĀ 

Northeastern Region

08/29/2023

Vincent A D’Aguanno

Southeastern Region

08/29/2023

David J Crosby

Southeastern Region

08/29/2023

Leonard K Davis

Southeastern Region

08/29/2023

Robert E Cooper

Southwestern Region

08/29/2023

Dean M Crowell

Southwestern Region

08/29/2023