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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 9:30 pm

Roger A. Wold, a longtime Whitefish resident who lived a simple, reclusive life prior to his death last year, has given $1 million to Christ Lutheran Church in Whitefish.

Word of the generous bequest came at the end of the church’s fall festival worship service on Sunday. The congregation was astounded by Wold’s generosity as Doug Johnson, the executor of Wold’s estate, shared the news.

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          6 comments:

          • chriskoziara posted at 8:47 pm on Wed, Oct 30, 2013.

            chriskoziara Posts: 2

            I also think the comment made by "Fast" was rude...just because he gave a million dollars to the church does NOT mean he was trying to get in to heaven.....it simply means he was a kind hearted man and the church meant a lot to him........I think he was on his way to heaven regardless....God Bless him.

             
          • chriskoziara posted at 5:24 pm on Wed, Oct 30, 2013.

            chriskoziara Posts: 2

            I would like more information about the Naughty Pines Chicken Ranch problem as posted by bird72.

             
          • Been there done that posted at 7:49 am on Wed, Oct 16, 2013.

            Been there done that Posts: 101

            Roger was quite the character. Reclusive, slightly eccentric (food hoarder), but very sharp and witty. He had to move to the Chicken Ranch because his house was full of food and it was a health hazard. His gifts to the church and community say volumes about his heart.

             
          • bird72 posted at 11:04 pm on Tue, Oct 15, 2013.

            bird72 Posts: 102

            also, there is an amazing and somewhat dark story regarding that chicken ranch. If anyone had the determination to dig into it, it involves a witch hunt, animosity for the newcomers, dual suicides, bulldozing the remains of the house into a hole, and the final ending of the land circling back the beginnings.... cryptic, yes, if the Interlake wants a REAL story, here is one fer ya, but toes may get stepped on, and truths uncomfortable.... Roger bought the aftermath. My bet is a million dollar home will sit on the very homesite where it all ended one day, and ghosts may come and the owners will wonder why..... because it is indeed the best lake view place on the land.....

             
          • bird72 posted at 10:56 pm on Tue, Oct 15, 2013.

            bird72 Posts: 102

            Well, this guy had a commitment to life and to beliefs, that is evident. He saw life as not a joke, and I see his donation as an amazing gift of sincerity.

             
          • Fast posted at 10:16 pm on Tue, Oct 15, 2013.

            Fast Posts: 248

            I guess a million dollars is the new entry fee to heaven. :)))))))

             

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