Bud Skalla money
From left, Rev. John Dorton of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Portsmouth, Raymond Chipman of Harlan, Rev. John Frost of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan and Clarence Reinig of Portsmouth. Reinig and Chipman are the co-executors of the estate of Bud Skalla, who left assets that could total $10 million - after farmland sales - to 13 southwest Iowa Catholic churches.
Bud Skalla donation
Bud Skalla, who died at the age of 92 in late November, left assets that could total $10 million - after farmland sales - to 13 southwest Iowa Catholic churches.
Bud Skalla left behind assets that could total $10 million – after farmland sales – the majority of which will be donated to 13 churches spread across southwest Iowa.
The churches include:
• St. Michael, Harlan
• St. Peter, Defiance
• St. Joseph, Earling
• St. Boniface, Westphalia
• St. Mary, Portsmouth
• St. Mary, Panama
• St. Patrick, Missouri Valley
• St. Anne, Logan
• St. Patrick, Dunlap
• Sacred Heart, Woodbine
• St. Patrick, Neola
• St. Rose of Lima, Denison
• St. Patrick, Council Bluffs
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 12:00 am
HARLAN – In life, Bud Skalla was a frugal man. Some might call him tight or thrifty.
“During his life, he wouldn’t have bought you a cup of coffee for five cents,” said Raymond Chipman, a friend and co-executor of Skalla’s estate. “But he left 98 percent of his estate to charity.”
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Friday, January 10, 2014 12:00 am.