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About Clemon-Maki Insurance

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Established in 1991 by Gary Clemon and Dale Maki, Clemon-Maki insurance has grown to be a premier regional full-service insurance provider. We service commercial and residential properties, professionals, commercial and personal liability, and various specialty products. We are proudly serving you and thousands of others in Jasper County.

Our Owners

Jeff Maki

Jeff Maki

Jeff joined Clemon-Maki Insurance in June of 2000. In April of 2015 he became part owner with his father Dale. He’s fully licensed in personal, commercial, life and health insurance. He is a lifelong resident of Newton and actively involved many local civic organizations from Rotary, Newton Chamber, Newton Christian School and the YMCA. Jeff and his wife Donna have one Son, Carter.

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Alex Modlin

Alex Modlin

Alex has been a licensed insurance agent since 2007. He joined Clemon-Maki Insurance in 2014 and specializes in all lines of insurance. In January of 2017 he became part owner with Darin Eide and Jeff Maki. Alex received his bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University in business management in 2007. He is a born and raised Newton native and is heavily involved in local community organizations. Alex married his wife Chelsie in 2008 and they have three children, Rylan, Jagger and Jersey.

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Darin Eide

Darin Eide

Darin is a fully licensed insurance agent and joined Clemon-Maki Insurance in 2015. In January of 2017 he became part owner with Jeff Maki and Alex Modlin. His focus is ensuring that every client’s insurance program is tailored around their specific needs. He is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa and he, his wife Meghann and their two children moved back to their hometown of Newton in 2005.

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The rest of our team 

Dale Maki

Dale Maki

Dale started his career in the insurance business in 1976 with Bankers Life now The Principal. He is a native of Grand Rapids, MN and moved to Newton Iowa in 1967. He graduated from NHS in 1970 then served 4 years in the US Army. Dale has been very active in the Newton community. He’s served on many boards from the Newton YMCA, Rotary Club and Newton Legion Post 111. He and his wife Shari have two children, and 3 grandsons.

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Gary Clemon

Gary Clemon (May 19, 1945 - July 14, 2019)

Gary Clemon was one of the founding partners of Clemon-Maki Insurance and had more than 30 years in the insurance industry. He was a proud Army veteran of Vietnam. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa's College of Business. Gary's started at Travelers Ins. Co. as an underwriter where he earned a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) professional designation. Gary loved his community and was active in many groups including past President of the Newton Noon Kiwanis and Jasper Co. I Club, a member of Newton Elks and Moose clubs, American Legion, 40&8, VFW and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Gary was a devoted family man to his wife Dianne, their 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Gary passed away on July 14, 2019. His Clemon-Maki Insurance friends and family miss his sense of humor, laugh, smile and wisdom daily.


Denise Naber

Denise Naber

Denise joined Clemon-Maki Insurance in July of 2013 as the book keeper/office manager. She served 4 years in the US Air Force. She and her husband Mike have two sons and one grandson.

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Lori Gibson

Lori Gibson

Lori has been with Clemon-Maki Insurance since December of 2011. She is licensed in both personal and commercial lines. She is the commercial lines CSR and Claims Manager. She has one son Justin.

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Aerika Berner

Aerika Van Der Wilt

Aerika joined the Clemon-Maki Insurance team in December of 2016 as a licensed CSR and specializes in personal lines. She is a Central Wisconsin native who moved to Iowa in the Fall of 2016. Aerika is excited to experience all that Jasper County has to offer.

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Skyler Wedeking

Skyler Wedeking

Skyler joined Clemon-Maki Insurance in July of 2017 and is currently licensed in property and casualty insurance. Skyler was born and raised in Newton and moved to Excelsior Springs, Missouri his sophomore year of high school. After attending and playing football at Missouri Valley College, Skyler moved back to Newton. He married his wife Abbie in 2014 and they have one son, Liam. Skyler is a member of the Izaak Walton League and participates in many sports offered by the YMCA in Newton. 

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Morgann Eide

Morgann Eide

Morgann joined Clemon Maki Insurance in April of 2020 as a licensed CSR. She was born in Waterloo, IA and moved to Newton in 2005 with her family. Morgann is a 2018 Newton High School graduate and attended St. Ambrose University where she was a student-athlete.

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Lindey Butler

Lindey Butler

Lindey Butler joined Clemon-Maki Insurance in October of 2020 as a licensed Customer Service Representative. Lindey was born and raised in Newton, and received a degree in Music & Entertainment Management from the Institute of Production & Recording in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She and her husband Joe have two children, Case and Raelynn, and reside in Baxter. Lindey also volunteers as the treasurer of the board for the Baxter Early Learning Center.

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