City of Menominee to Receive Bequeathed Funds
Menominee City was bequeathed 3.8 Million Dollars from the residuary estate of Irene Barbara Klar and her late husband Loren William Klar Lt. Col. USAFR (Ret.), The will stated the funds will be equally shared between the Spies Public Library and the Recreation Department. The city council is honored and overwhelmed with the generousity by the Irene and Loren Klar providing this monetary gift to our community. There are no words to express our gratitiude on behalf of the Menominee Community to the Klar's intentions for the betterment of the Spies Library and Menominee Recreation as the benefactor for our citizens.
Both Klar's have been laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery. Loren William Klar, Lt. Col. (Ret.) received a military tribute on Tuesday May 24, 2011 and Irene Klar passed away January 12, 2019 (Albuquerque, New Mexico). Mr. Klar had deep roots in the Menominee Community born in Menominee to Elof and Hannah Oberg Klar, gradued from Menominee High School in 1939 and attended Michigan Technology University Houghton, MI.
The City Council will schedule a public meeting to have further discussion about their fiduciary responsiblities as stewards of the funds received and request feedback from the community along with honoring their wishes and ideas on how to honor their generosity to the Menominee Community.