Today, years after he passed away, Dillard Sobeck is healing to clear a path for a future.
Dillard Sobeck was a custodian at Madison Elementary School. The work wasn’t high paying or glamorous, but he loved it because of the kids. At his death, Dillard established a small yearly scholarship for kids from Madison who were graduating from high school and on their way to college. That way, Dillard could be assured he could continue to remove barriers to their success.
Pearl Prudoehl died in 2009 at the age of 95.
This week she'll make sure an out-of-work mother can take her child to the doctor.
Pearl grew up on a dairy farm in Lewiston, Minnesota. During a terrible snowstorm in the 1930s, a train derailed near her family farm and the men working on the train came seeking food and shelter. Pearl, 20 at the time, remembers one man offered her mother spare change for her hospitality. Her mother said, “Our family doesn’t charge; we give.” Pearl lived this motto during her 95 years. On her death she left virtually her entire estate to charity.