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Legacy Gift Received for IHRC's Finnish American Graduate Fellowship

IHRC was honored to learn this spring that Arne Gomsi, 1949 Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, had remembered the IHRC in his will. His generous gift has boosted our Finnish American Fellowship, to support graduate students studying Finnish American history and culture.

Mr. Gomsi passed away in October 2011 and is survived by a son and three grandchildren, and his wife Nellie in outstate Ohio, where Arne was active in Finnish American culture.

Anyone interested to arrange a bequest, pledge or paced electronic fund transfer gift to the IHRC may contact Eva Widder in the College of Liberal Arts External Relations office. Phone: 612-626-5146 or email

October 30th, 2012