Miller estate assists many local groupsMany local organizations and individuals received funds last week from the estate of Willis H. Miller, former Star-Observer publisher who died Nov. 16, 2008. He was 89.
Many local organizations and individuals received funds last week from the estate of Willis H. Miller, former Star-Observer publisher who died Nov. 16, 2008. He was 89.
The Education Foundation of Hudson (Raider Pride Alumni Partners) received $50,000 from the estate. The funds will be used, per Miller’s instructions, for scholarships to deserving graduating seniors who wish to continue their education beyond high school at a university, college or technical institute.
“This was a very gracious gesture by Willis,” said Foundation President Douglas Stohlberg. “Many Hudson-area students will benefit from his generosity for many, many years to come.”
Other benefactors from the Miller estate included:
Miller also bequeathed various personal items and financial amounts to 15 individuals in amounts ranging from $500 to $10,000.
The will instructed that any remaining funds from the estate be bequeathed to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Foundation for endowed scholarships, preference to be given to applicants from the Hudson area, including the city of Hudson, village of North Hudson and the towns of Hudson, St. Joseph and Troy. That amount will not be determined until later this year.
Handling the Miller estate are attorney Bill Radosevich, special administrator Tom Evenson and personal representative Bob McGrew.