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Serving You.
Building Community.

Serving You. Building Community.

Serving You. Building Community.


About Us

Community Support

Since 1935, Marion County Bank has been supporting the communities it serves through staff volunteerism, financial education, business support and donations.  Our customers, our staff and future generations benefit when our communities thrive.  We're proud to support local business and the health, education and recreation, mission and service organizations that make our communities a better place to live.

Our program called "The Report Card" is another way we show our community bank philosophy.  The Report Card empowers our customers to support their favorite local school each time a purchase is made with their Marion County Bank Debit Card.  Card holders swipe and Marion County Bank makes the donation.  This program is a powerful way to make a difference our schools.

Find out how much your school has earned through The Report Card and sign up today!


Mission & History

Serving You.  Building Community.

Our Mission Statement:

Marion County Bank is a premier full-service financial institution, operating safely and profitably within a framework of shared integrity. Working together, we will deliver superior financial solutions. We will emphasize strong client relationships, a passion for the community and a culture built on Christian values. Our success will build value for our clients, staff, community and shareholders.


Our History:

Marion County State Bank’s roots had its beginnings through The First National Bank of Harvey, which was organized in 1903.

The First National Bank of Harvey was owned by the A.L. Harvey family for many years. They sold the bank to the Kenneth H. Bean and William L. Bean in the 1920’s.

First National Bank was the only bank of 23 in the county that had opened after the 1933 National Bank Holiday on a 100% basis without any loss to depositors. (Following the bank holiday, only six of the 23 banks in the county reopened).


In 1935, Kenneth Bean voluntarily liquidated his First National Bank of Harvey and secured a new state charter for Marion County State Bank of Pella. The Harvey Bank then became a branch office of the Marion County State Bank until the Harvey office was destroyed by fire.

The bank opened with the motto “Marion County’s Fastest Growing Bank,” and it lived up to its motto. From 1935-1937 its assets doubled. By 1945, its assets had multiplied nine times its starting size.

In 1961, the Bean family sold controlling interest to three Vermeer brothers – Ralph J., Gary J. and Harry G. Vermeer.


Marion County Bank added a second location that honors the heritage of the community in 1976.  The Windmill Drive Up Bank is located at 414 Main Street in Pella and offers the convenience of two drive up lanes, an ATM lane and two walk-up teller windows.  When the windmill blades are turning, the Windmill Bank is open and ready to serve!


In 2000, Marion County Bank continued to remain locally owned when the Vermeer family sold ownership to Pella Financial Group, Inc. Under this new ownership, a group of local investors as well as the bank’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan share ownership.

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In 2019, Marion County Bank expanded their footprint to span Marion County by uniting with Iowa State Savings Bank in Knoxville and Melcher-Dallas.  A new logo was launched to represent the county that Marion County Bank calls home and features the iconic mile-long bridge over Lake Red Rock, the historic courthouse of Marion County and a nod to the Banks roots in Pella's Dutch heritage.

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Congratulations to Rob Judkins on 10 years of service with Marion County Bank! Rob works in our Pella office as a Commercial Loan Officer. If you know Rob, you'll know he has a great sense of humor, and that combined with his dedication to his customers makes us appreciate all he does for Marion County Bank. Congratulations Rob!

Congratulations, Rob!


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Teaching our children to save is one of the best ways we can set them up for a lifetime of financial success, but how do we do that in an engaging way? Start simple and don't overcomplicate it.

Teach Children to Save!


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Today we celebrate Danielle Benge's 5 years of service at Marion County Bank! Danielle is our Lead Loan Processor and works in our Pella office. We appreciate the expertise she brings to our Real Estate department and the fun her personality adds to our team. We enjoy working with you, Danielle. Congratulations!

Congratulations, Danielle Benge!


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Your credit score is one of the most important numbers when it comes to getting a credit card, borrowing money or even renting an apartment, but what exactly is it? How is it calculated? How do you improve it? Check out the pdf below for more insights to understanding and improving your credit score.

How are credit scores calculated?