La Crosse, Wic., diocese among recipients of $20 mil bequest

by Tom Gallagher

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According to the La Crosse Tribune:

The Robert and Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation will give $20 million to charities in La Crosse, Wis., including the Diocese of La Crosse and Mayo Clinic Health System.

Robert Franke died in September 2009 at 91. His wife Eleanor died in 2001. They had no children.

Every year, the diocese and the Mayo Clinic will each receive one-third of the funds earnings. The final third will be split among various other non-profit groups in La Crosse.

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