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Fund set up, caskets donated for 4 boys killed in crash

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Trappist Caskets is donating a casket for each of the four boys who died Saturday Trappist Caskets is donating a casket for each of the four boys who died Saturday
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DUBUQUE COUNTY (KWWL) - A fund has been set up through American Trust and Savings Bank and caskets have been donated for the families of the four boys who died in a crash Saturday in Dubuque County.

The full story on that tragedy is HERE: http://www.kwwl.com/story/26195305/2014/08/04/western-dubuque-community-mourns-tteens-deaths

People wishing to donate can send or bring a check to any American Trust and Savings Bank branch. Locations can be found HERE: http://www.americantrust.com/locations.html

Checks should be made out to the "Kluesner, Kenneally, Kramer, Wilwert Fund" or simply "Four Boys Fund." The money will be split equally between the four families.

In addition, Trappist Caskets is donating a casket for each of the boys.

New Melleray Abbey in Dubuque County owns and operates Trappist Caskets, which makes hand-crafted wooden caskets and urns. The profits go to support the monks in their vocation of prayer and contemplation.

"We have a standing program that permits families to bury their children in our caskets at no cost, but when they're local families, we make it a point to reach out," said general manager Sam Mulgrew.

Mulgrew said Tuesday morning he hadn't yet heard of the tragic deaths of two Linn County boys on Monday, but he'd look into the incident and possibly try reaching out to that family as well.

The story on those 9-year-old twin boys is HERE: http://www.kwwl.com/story/26192236/2014/08/04/two-preteen-boys-injured-in-atv-crash-in-linn-county
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