This Iowa Farmer Never Had a Lot to Say to People – but He Certainly Left a Lot to Share. What a Blessing!

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Edwin Skalla wasn’t a people person. The Iowa farmer spent 92 years in and out of St. Mary Parish in Portsmouth, Iowa, never marrying and rarely even going out for a simple coffee with friends. “He was a loner,” says priest John Dorton. But Bud, as Skalla was known to the few friends he did have, had a massive gift. When the faithful man meant to meet his savior, he left behind a bequest to local churches. No children to share his estate with meant that bequest was quite a sum. How much? Well, see how you can never judge a book by its cover in the clip below.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.