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Gert Wheeler donates memorial money to library, genealogical society

Gert Wheeler donates funds from her sister Ruth (Peden) Nelson's memorial to the Cresco Public Library and the Howard-Winneshiek Genealogical Society.

CRESCO -- Gert Wheeler donated funds from her sister Ruth (Peden) Nelson's memorial to the Cresco Public Library and to the Howard-Winneshiek Genealogical Society.

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Gert Wheeler presents a check to Library Director Cynthia Kay in honor of the memory of Gert's sister, Ruth (Peden) Nelson.

She says, "I'm just happy to be able to share the gifts given to me with the genealogical society and the library. Ruth and I enjoyed coming to the library and doing family research at the genealogical society for many years. I hope these donations will be helpful in some small way."

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Gert Wheeler presents a check to Genealogical Society member Judy Strike in honor of the memory of Gert's sister, Ruth (Peden) Nelson.

Genealogical Society member Judy Strike thanked Gert for the donation and said they had a number of projects coming up where the funds would be beneficial.

Cresco Public Library Director Cynthia Kay said, "I am grateful for Gert's patronage, support and knowledge of the Cresco community. Gert and Ruth have been regular library patrons for many years."

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