94-year-old Loren Krueger spread $3 million around the Mower County community of about 900. Krueger outlived two wives and a son and lived in a simple white house on LeRoy's main street, quietly amassing a fortune.
Checks for more than $400,000 arrived at two local churches. St. Patrick's Catholic Church received about $1 million. The senior center, which was getting by on $600 in county funding each year, got $220,000.
While many in LeRoy tagged Krueger as frugal, now they're remembering him as generous.