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Worthy Lives: Dale Schroeder

This is Dale Schroeder. This man sent 33 strangers to college using his life savings from working as a carpenter for 67 years.

Dale Schroeder grew up poor in Iowa, never married, had no children, and worked as a carpenter at the same company for 67 years.

He never indulged himself with luxury.

He only owned a rusty truck and two pairs of jeans—one for work and one for church.

In nearly 70 years of hard work and simple living, Dale amassed almost $3 million in savings.

Before his death, he left instructions for his fortune to be used to send 33 kids to college—an opportunity they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford.

“I never got the opportunity to go to college, so I’d like to help kids go to college.”

All that Dale had asked is that they pay it forward by helping others.

Many have become doctors and teachers.

If I can be half the man Dale is, I’ll be twice the man I ever thought I could be.

Thank you Dale Schroeder!

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