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Brainerd woman raises funds for late husband's scholarship

Central Lakes College (CLC) recently received a check of $1,470 for the Patrick Abrahamson Scholarship Fund and it was given to scholarship recipient Katherine Rettkowski to be used this fall.

Central Lakes College (CLC) recently received a check of $1,470 for the Patrick Abrahamson Scholarship Fund and it was given to scholarship recipient Katherine Rettkowski to be used this fall.

In the fall of 2013, Faye Abrahamson helped establish the scholarship fund for her late husband, Pat Abrahamson, who was a CLC instructor in small engine and auto mechanic programs for 32 years. He retired in 2002 and died in 2011. The scholarship is for students enrolled in the small engine or auto mechanic programs with preference given to veterans.

Pat Abrahamson started the Rendezvous Committee 14 years ago at CLC with Mike Bellos, training director of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, as a fundraiser to support veterans and their families. The fundraising event was held annually for nine years at the Moose Lodge and then at the American Legion in Brainerd for the past six years. At the American Legion Fall Rendezvous event, Faye Abrahamson sold raffle tickets for a rifle that was in honor of her husband. Abrahamson purchased the rifle herself and then gave a check to CLC for the scholarship fund. She purchased the rifle for the fundraising event because her husband loved to hunt. Abrahamson said her husband was not a veteran, but was always a big supporter of the military.

Anyone interested in contributing to the "Patrick Abrahamson Scholarship Fund," can go to http://www.clcmn.edu/foundation/ or contact Pam Thomsen at CLC at 855-8129 or pthomsen@clcmn.edu .

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