About Us


Home Federal Bank was founded by Buck Beltzer in May of 1935. Home Federal Bank's first office was located in the Grand Island Business College building at 212 North Locust Street in Grand Island. Buck and his staff of 3 began by providing savings accounts and home loans to area residents.

After moving for a short time to a building on Third Street, Home Federal Bank quickly outgrew the facility and in 1967 constructed a new "home" at our current Downtown location of 221 South Locust Street in Grand Island. A branch office was later opened on North Broadwell Street in Grand Island to help serve the growing northern area of Grand Island. The Broadwell Branch was combined into our Conestoga North facility in 1981 when it was built near the Conestoga Mall at 3419 West State Street. A multiple lane drive up facility was also added Downtown at 120 South Locust Street in 1985. Home Federal Bank expanded again in 2004 with the addition of the Southwest facility located at the intersection of West Stolley Park Road and South Webb Road in Grand Island.

On January 1, 2016, Home Federal Bank acquired Home Federal Savings & Loan Association of Nebraska. With the acquisition, Home Federal Bank acquired 4 new locations in Greater Nebraska. The acquisition of the Hastings, Holdrege, Lexington, and Superior locations expanded Home Federal Bank's network to 8 branches in 5 communities. In late 2021, Home Federal Bank opened a Loan Production Office in Lincoln, NE to expand to 6 communities.

Today, more than 70 dedicated employees serve a growing customer base. By offering a wide variety of checking and savings accounts (personal & business), home loans, personal loans, business loans, investments services, online and mobile services and the convenience of numerous ATMs in Grand Island, we continue to meet the changing needs of our customers.
Today-Tomorrow-Together. We invite you to Build Your Future at Home.

Vision Statement

Through trust, tradition and talent, we are passionate about building lasting relationships and providing outstanding service in assisting our customers to achieve financial prosperity; delivering performance excellence to be one of the most respected community banks in Nebraska.

Mission Statement

To provide solutions to our customers that enhance their financial security in the most convenient and efficient way possible while striving to provide the most value and return to our stakeholders.

Board of Directors

Steve Kunzman
Chairman of the Board
President & CEO
Home Federal Bank

William D Oltean
HA Holdco

Tamara Slater
Retired CEO
Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska

Dr. Steven Schneider
Staff Surgeon - Bryan Health

Dan Naranjo
All Faiths Funeral Home

Russ Rerucha
AKRS Equipment Solutions

Joseph Stump
AMGL Accounting Firm

Executive Officers of Home Federal Bank

President & CEO
Steve Kunzman 

Executive Vice Presidents
Kurt Haecker
Lisa Harris
Kenneth Wiemers 

First Vice President
Brad Kool

Vice Presidents
Kevin Ottman
Scott Haskell
Brandon Bowley
Tammy Erickson
Brad Bell 

Assistant Vice Presidents
Rob Waterman
Aaron Wardyn

Market President

Mitch Swanda - Hastings & Holdrege
Joseph Carey - Lexington


Community Bank President

Dave Pool - Lincoln


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