Story Magazine - Second Quarter, 2005

A Donor Story: Brothers Lived Simply, Gave Greatly

Brothers Arthur and Walter Anderson lived a quiet life in rural Russell, Minn. They never married, took care of their sister with special needs, and worked the family farm until nearly 80. They enjoyed music--they played in the local Over 60 band--gardening, sports and keeping abreast of local and national news.

And at their deaths, well into their 90s, they left a legacy of more than $4 million. Through their simple lifestyle, hard work and solid investing strategies, they were able to bequeath their entire sizeable estate to several church and charitable organizations, including Luther Seminary.

Luther Seminary thanks God for the Anderson brothers. Their love for the Lord and for the future of the church is reflected in their gift.