Jerome and Barbara Scherek Legacy Fund Honors the Memories and a Lifetime Commitment to Clean and Healthy Lakes

One Minnesota family, reflecting on the times they spent together on a Minnesota Lake, decided to establish a legacy fund to honor those memories.

Jerome and Barbara Scherek Legacy Fund Honors the Memories and a Lifetime Commitment to Clean and Healthy Lakes

By Jeff Forester

I have often written that in Minnesota, memories are made at the lake. Lakes are where family happens. Our lake places are like a thread running through our lives, and through our families, across the generations. And now these lakes and the intergenerational memories of them, give rise to values being shared across the generations.

One MLR family decided to honor this memory and values with a legacy fund. At their request, when first Jerome, and then Barbara Scherek passed away, their family established the Jerome and Barbara Scherek Legacy Fund.

The Jerome & Barbara Scherek Legacy Fund of the Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates was created to ensure clean and healthy lakes for future generations.

As founding members of Minnesota Lakes and Rivers, Barbara and Jerome have helped protect pristine natural waterways and lake heritage in Minnesota since 1994. They believed that caring for the planet begins in our own backyard.

Multiple generations spent beautiful time together on Burntside and Clearwater Lakes. These memories impressed upon them the critical importance of lake and river stewardship. This commitment and value continues with the Jerome and Barbara Scherek Legacy Fund.

To contribute to this fund, please go to https://www3.thedatabank.com/dpg/529/spdf.asp?formid=ScherekMemorial or to establish a similar fund to honor a lifetime of commitment to our lakes and rivers, please call Jeff Forester at 612-961-6144.

 

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