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Thrifty Man Makes Million Dollar Surprise Contribution

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A frugal railroad worker who lived just outside of Whitefish in a motor home without running water made a pretty sizeable donation after his death.

Whitefish resident, Roger Wold, gave the Christ Lutheran Church $1 million.

The donation, announced during last Sunday's service, was given to honor Wold's mother, who taught Sunday school at the church.

Pastor John Bent says the congregation will spend the next forty days praying about what to do with the money before any official talks will begin.

Wold worked for the railroad and died February 2012.

"At the end of that time," explained Pastor Bent, "we'll begin to gather together ideas. Collate those ideas and begin to figure out okay lord how do you want us to use this gift."

Bent says he only met and worked with Wold towards the end of his seventy-five years.

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