Memorial gifts to SFA are a nice way to honor the life and legacy of someone you care about who has contributed to our community.
David and Karen Baker, longtime SFA members from Isanti, recently made a donation to SFA in memory of Karen’s father, Wesley C. Thompson. Karen writes, “This donation is in memory of my father who passed away on Dec. 5, 2015. My dad was a farmer first, he was born on a farm, farmed with his parents until he entered World War II at the age of 19.
“He served his country and upon returning to civilian life, got married and bought his own farmland. He farmed for 20 years, having gone to school to further his education and improve his farmland. He was bought out in 1968 by the government, which was buying up 100 farms to create the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. The government had the sense to hire my dad as an employed worker to work the land and create this refuge we enjoy today. He was able to work 20 years on the land he knew and loved as a refuge worker, attaining his management position and becoming a Game Warden. He and Mom raised seven children through those years and he lived to be 94 years old before his passing.”
Thank you, Karen. What a great story! Thank you also for thinking of SFA as a way to remember your dad’s contribution and life.
Feel free to contact me at 844.922.5573 Ext. 713 if you’d like to make a donation in memoriam of someone special.