State Treasurer of Iowa

Treasurer Fitzgerald Honoring Our Veterans

October 30, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald is looking to reunite owners this Veteran’s Day with their lost and forgotten cherished treasurers. “In addition to money, we have an assortment of mementos from safe deposit box contents waiting to be reclaimed,” Fitzgerald said. “The contents include pictures of soldiers’ overseas, jewelry, cards, love letters and war medals.”

Returning unclaimed property to the rightful owners is a year-round effort. The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt has reunited several medals with soldiers or their families in the past. “We currently have several unclaimed military medals and decorations. We work every day to return these honors to the rightful owner. We turn to our fellow Iowans in hopes that they know these names or family members.”

Ankeny, Iowa
Bruce J Hutchison

Atkins, Iowa
Toni Kay Floerchinger

Rosita M Boley          

Clinton, Iowa
Lyle G Wright

Davenport, Iowa
Vern L Petersen         
Russell S Lindsay      

Des Moines, Iowa
Penny Harker 
Katherine Elizabeth Herring  

Dickens, Iowa
Marc W Crawmer      

Eldora, Iowa
Robert L Purdy          

Iowa City, Iowa
Ivan Marquardt          

Johnston, Iowa
Bruce Vierling

Newton, Iowa
Mary J Creech

Seymour, Iowa
Samuel J Blumer        

Shellsburg, Iowa
Teresa L Lindley        

Larry Grove   
David Lind    
Debra Petre    
Terry Davidson          
John R Henschel        
Donald Wiedmier      
Tina Bacules 

“We must never forget the sacrifices made by men and women who have served our country, and we must never lose sight of the true meaning behind these medals and the people who earn them,” Fitzgerald added.

The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt program has returned over $272 million in unclaimed property to more than 592,000 people since Fitzgerald created it in 1983. Unclaimed property refers to money and other assets held by financial institutions or companies that have lost contact with the property’s owner for a specific period of time. State law requires these institutions and companies to annually report unclaimed property to the state treasurer’s office. The assets are then held until the owner or heir of the property is found. Common forms of unclaimed property include savings or checking accounts, stocks, uncashed checks, life insurance policies, utility security deposits and safe deposit box contents.

Visit the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt at to begin your search and make your claim today. Keep up with all of the treasurer’s office programs on Facebook and Twitter.   


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