About Dane Ankeny
Dane is from Blue Earth, MN & is a graduate of NDSU with a degree in Business Administration.
I come from a family that has a background in both accounting and business management. At an early age, I enjoyed working with numbers along with my Mom who worked as an accountant and a business consultant. I also worked for a few years with my Father, Grandfather, and Uncles as they ran their own manufacturing business. That is where my experience and education was shaped, and my talents & interests began to form. I joined the financial service industry because I have a passion for helping people that come to me for advice. I enjoy helping clients clarify their goals. After their goals are clear, we work together on a path to more easily attain them. I aim to ease some of the anxiety leading to financial decisions such as retirement or risk management. I focus on retirement and legacy planning by helping clients navigate the 5 key risks that retirees often face.
My wife Beth and I have been married for over 20 years and live in Glenwood, MN. We have 3 children (Nick – who will be a 2023 high school graduate, Lauryn, & Sydney – who are entering middle school).
Beth is a Nurse Practitioner at Glacial Ridge Clinic in Glenwood, MN and is from Groton, SD.
I enjoy spending time with my family doing many things that people love to do in lakes country including boating & water sports, running, hiking, hunting pheasants, and (even though I’m not very good at it) golfing.
Fun Fact: Dane was also a NCAA Division II Academic All-American Wrestler.
Beth and I volunteer in many aspects of our community including our church, and our local town festival Waterama. We also enjoy attending and volunteering at the various events & activities that our kids are involved in. Some of those include Cross Country, Wrestling, Basketball, Track & Field, Business Professionals of America, and School Band. I’m also involved with Glenwood Rotary, Minnewaska Wrestling, and Glenwood Lutheran Church.
Thrivent has a unique blend of values and resources that mirror my own personal values. Like myself, Thrivent takes pride on having a relationship with each individual person we work with. From the faith-based roots; to the way we give advice, my process blends in timely education and a diversified menu of services that people find refreshing and understandable.
Meet My Team
When you first step into our office you will have a warm and welcoming greeting by our office manager, Lindsey Sweep. She strives to make your time with our office the best experience it can be. Lindsey takes pride in getting to know our clients and recognizing that each individual is special. Lindsey has been apart of the team since 2016. Her main role in our team is to manage the flow and atmosphere of the front office.
She is originally from Renville, MN. Lindsey is married to her high school sweet heart, Alex and they have two young children. Elizabeth and Raymond both attend the Minnewaska Elementary School and keep Lindsey busy with various of activities. Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family, being outside and reading.