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Staff member Arlene standing in the Victor Law Office.

Arlene Warnick

Legal Secretary

Arlene started with Bloethe, Elwood & Buchanan in 2012. She graduated from A.I.B. Business College in 1983. Prior to being employed by the firm, Arlene worked at Victor State Bank for 23 years.


Arlene lives on a family farm outside of Victor, IA with her husband, Jerry. They have two children with spouses, Kallie & Ryan and Preston & Katie. They have one grandchild, Levi.

Staff member Nyla standing in the Victor Law Office.

Nyla Zehr

Legal Secretary

Nyla was employed by Bloethe, Elwood & Buchanan beginning in 2003. Prior to her employment with the firm, Nyla held various positions in retail management and in the banking industry. She is a graduate of Hawkeye Tech n/k/a Hawkeye Community College.

Nyla lives in Victor. She has been blessed with an amazing family: Ben and his wife, Taylor, and their son Ty; Nic and his wife, Katherine; and Maggie.

Staff member Tracy standing in the Victor Law Office.

Tracy Schafbuch

Legal Secretary

Tracy first started working part-time for the law office beginning in 2015 doing input during tax season. During that time, she also assisted her husband and son on their family farm. Prior to working for the law office, Tracy worked in customer service and engineering departments in the plastics manufacturing industry for 20+ years.

Tracy and her husband live south of Victor on their family farm. They have 4 children, Morgan, Jacob, Brandon, and Emma.

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