Three areas of Kewaunee city government will benefit from gifts presented Monday from the estate of longtime resident Alice Koller.
Koller, a 1938 graduate of Kewaunee High School who died Nov. 10 at 97, was the longtime owner and operator of Kettle Hole Resort on Found Lake near St. Germain, which she and her parents developed after she inherited the land from her uncle in 1943.
The Kollers sold their farm in West Kewaunee to develop the resort, building houses and cottages for rental to fishermen and vacationers. After her retirement and her mother’s death in 1989, Alice moved back to Kewaunee and built a home.
John Schanilec, representing Koller’s estate, appeared before the Kewaunee City Countil Monday to present donations totaling $284,846 to the Fire Department, Ambulance Department and the Library.
Schanilec presented a check to Fire Chief Greg Hlinak for the Fire Department Auxiliary in the amount of $49,848.05.
He presented a check to Ambulance Director Joe Steiner in the amount of $71,211.50 for the Ambulance Auxiliary.
Finally, Schanilec presented a check to Library Director Carol Petrina, Associate Director Linda Aulik and Library Board President Jan Tess a check in the amount of $163,786.45.
Mayor Sandi Christman and the Council thanked Mr. Schanilec for the generous donation.