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Three local groups receive major estate gifts

Posted 7/03/18 (Tue)

Three local groups receive major estate gifts

By Brad Nygaard
Almost $1 million, split three ways, into gifts for three Divide County organizations makes perfect sense once you hear the story of Walter Aslakson -- a man with an eighth-grade education, who loved the Divide County threshing bee and had reason to be thankful for medical care in Crosby.
On Wednesday last week, the recipients of Aslakson’s generosity received their checks.
“It’s phenomenal,” Karla Schwanz said.
Schwanz is the business manager of the St. Luke’s Foundation in Crosby. The other recipients are the Divide County Historical Society and Divide County Area Dollars for Scholars.
David Stern, Aslakson’s personal representative, presented checks from the estate last week -- each worth more than $332,500.
“I just think he wanted it all to stay in the county,” Stern said.

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