OTTAWA — The family of Earl and Doris Gerdeman distributed nearly $2 million in charitable gifts from the estate recently.
The family donated nearly $575,000 each to Lincolnview schools, where Earl graduated as valedictorian of his class and worked as a vocational agriculture instructor, and Delphos St. John’s Parish Foundation, where they attended church.
They also donated more than $375,000 to Delphos St. John’s Elementary School, where Doris worked as a third-grade teacher for many years. They donated nearly $200,000 to SS. Peter and Paul School in Ottawa, where Doris graduated. They also donated nearly $200,000 to the Van Wert County Agricultural Society (the Van Wert County Fair).