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The Polka Club of Iowa is responsible for the administration and operation of the Iowa Polka Music Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame ceremony honors deserving Iowans who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement and promotion of old time music. Pictures of the winners of the Iowa Polka Music Hall of Fame, along with the picture of the founder of the Club, Duane Pichelman, are displayed in the Hessen Haus German-Style restaurant that's located just across the railroad tracks north of the Science Center in Des Moines.

The following persons have been inducted into the
Iowa Polka Music Hall of Fame:


Founder's Award
Duane Pichelman
Duane Pichelman




1982
Musician

Syl Malek
Syl Malek

Promoter
David (Frankin) Kralik
Dave (Franklin) Kralik




1983
Musician

Arnold Paulsen
Arnie Paulsen

Promoter
Aloysius Vonderhaar
Al Vonderhaar




1984
Musician

Stan Muller
Stan Muller

Promoter
Elmer Nienkark
Elmer Nienkark




1986
Musician

Pearle Barta
Pearle Barta

Promoter

Arnold Petersen
Arnold Petersen



1988
Musician

Bill Zaputil
Bill Zaputil

Promoter
Sharon Nienkark
Sharon Nienkark



1995
Musician

Robert Malek
Bob Malek

Promoter
Helen Barta
Hellen Barta



2000
Musician

Jim Busta
Jim Busta

Promoter
Eddie Mathiasen
Eddy Mathiasen



2005
Musician

Becky Livermore
Becky Livermore

Promoter
Jack Wampler
Jack Wampler




2011
Musician

Eric Malek
Erick Malek

Promoter

Roy & Barb
Riedesel
Roy & Barbara Riedesel



2015

Musician

Terry Ard
Terry Ard

Promoter

Mollie B
Mollie B




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