A Little History
Behind Our

Glen, Lynn, Wanda, Julie, Cheryl and Lorraine

Western County Insurance Agency is Athens’ only local independent insurance agency. We represent numerous insurance companies, which allows us to do the shopping for you. We have an experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated staff of five licensed agents, Glen and Lynn Luetschwager, owners, Wanda Venzke, Julie Stowe, and Cheryl Zettler. We are all lifelong residents of Athens and are involved in local organizations, schools, churches and club activities. We take pride in serving this community and surrounding area becasue we have a vested interest, having raised our families here.

As an independent agency, we represent many excellent companies including : Acuity, AAA, Partners Mutual, Progressive, Grinnell Mutual, Mutual of Wausau, McMillan Warner, Little Black Mutual, and 1st Auto and Casualty. Although insurance companies are similar, they are different when it comes to rates, rules and eligibility. We find the best company and coverage to meet your individual needs.

Timely claims handling is of the utmost  importance with our agency. Some companies, such as Progressive, may prefer you report your claim directly to them., but through the claims process, our staff is always available to answer any questions you may have rearguard your claim, We make it a priority to ensure your claim is handled promptly and fairly.

Our regular office hours are 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. After hour appointments are available and we can be reached by voice mail or cell phone after hours.

Western County Insurance Agency was started in 1959 by Glen’s dad, Jim Luetschwager. Jim came to Athens in 1957 as the new Soo Line Railroad depot agent. He was part-time until 1968 when the railroad discontinued service to Athens. It was also in 1968 when the agency moved to its current location at 109 Alfred Street on the west side of the town square. In the 70’s, Jim changed the name from Luetschwager Insurance Agency to Western County Insurance Agency because nobody could ever spell “Luetschwager”! In 1977, Glen joined the agency after obtaining his Associates Degree in Insurance and working for an insurance company. In 1989, Glen purchased the agency from his parents and eventually the office building at 109 Aflred Street, Athens WI.

We are always thankful for all the support the community has given us.

Meet the Team

Proven, caring, and conscientious professionals: the kind of people you can depend on.

Glen Luetschwager
Lynn Luetschwager
Julie Stowe
Liscensed Customer Service Representative
Wanda Venzke
Cheryl Zettler
Liscensed Customer Service Representative

Our Companies

Companies that we work with

1st Auto and Casualty Insurance Company

Glass damage: 866-375-9177

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AAA Auto Club Group Insurance Company


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Personal Policy Services: 1-800-242-7666 x5522
Commercial Policy Services: 1-800-242-7666 x5533
Billing: 800-242-7666 x5511
Claims: 800-242-7666

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American Collectors

Claims: 800-360-2277

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Bristol West Insurance Group

Claims: 1-800-BRISTOL (1-800-274-7865)

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Foremost Insurance Company

Customer Serivce: 800-527-3905
Claims: 800-527-3907
Billing: 800-532-4221
Bristol West Auto Billing: 1-888-888-0080

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Golden Rule Health Insurance


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Grinnell Mutual

Customer Serivce: 800-362-2041 x2455
Claims: 877-467-2252

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Hagerty Insurance


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Little Black Mutual Insurance Company


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McMillan Warner Mutual Insurance Company


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Mutual of Wausau Insurance Corporation


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Partners Mutual Insurance Company


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Progressive Insurance Company

Claims: 800-274-4641

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Western County Insurance Agency is a firm of proven, caring, and conscientious professionals: the kind of people you can depend on.