Denny Litterer – Nashua, IA
Denny Litterer is a life insurance agent in Nashua, and he grew up loving football, wrestling and hunting. Now, he’s a big kid who still loves to be in the middle of the action, and is dedicated to help his adult “teammates” win. Here’s his story:
“Once you’ve wrestled, everything in life is easy.” — Legendary wrestling great Dan Gable
It’s been many years since Denny Litterer entered the wrestling circle, but the principles of wrestling and football he learned at Nashua High School, Waldorf College and Northern Illinois University provide the nutrients for his life today, much like the rich Iowa farmland surrounding his hometown.
Today, Denny’s crop is financial knowledge, and he shares that knowledge to feed his family and friends. “I think wrestlers and football players learn discipline,” Denny said.
A lot has happened since Denny started his career selling insurance in 1984. Back then a first-class stamp was only 20 cents, the Supreme Court ruled it was not a violation of copyright laws to record television shows on your VCR, and basketball star LeBron James and singer Katy Perry were both born.
But as much as things have changed, so many financial principles have stayed the same. “When I was younger, the first thing we did in an appointment was a ‘Life Insurance Needs Analysis.’ Now that I am older you realize that those things work.” he said.
15 years ago, he met with a young man and began the discussion with the Needs Analysis. That man recognized his risk and acted. Today he lives with brain cancer, and the family is comforted by the life insurance purchased when their life was rosy. “If you ask the right questions and they have a need, I would say 90 % of the time you’ll fulfill that need.”
“The 1st period is won by the best technician. The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart.” — Dan Gable
Denny loves his home and neighboring towns. His clients have extended his family for miles around. “Another agent once advised me to ‘never take more from your community than you can give back.” Denny never forgot those words. He recently organized a fundraiser with Western Catholic Union for Immaculate Conception Parish in North Washington. He’s been active in his church, been a member of the Lions Club for 26 years, and has volunteered for many other local organizations. “I love the friendliness of small towns,” he said. “Everybody knows everybody, and they pitch in.”
Since everybody knows everybody, Denny can’t fool many of his clients. They know he’s been on eight moose hunting trips to Ontario, but still hasn’t had any luck. They also know he’d rather be in his camo than a dress shirt. “It wouldn’t be normal,” he said. “I’ve had people tell me not to come to their place with a suit and tie,” he chuckled.
Whether it’s been a wrestling singlet, or shoulder pads, camo or polo shirt, Denny is always in the game and dressed for success.
You can reach Denny at 1-641-435-2482.