New Isaac Wiltgen Foundation receives generous donations from local businesses

CRESCO - The new Isaac Wiltgen Foundation just received big donations from two local businesses, in memory of Isaac Wiltgen, who passed away last year in July.  
The Isaac Wiltgen Legacy Foundation was founded by The Cresco Fitness Center at the beginning of this year. Isaac was only 29 years old at the time of his passing and lived in Cresco his entire life. He graduated from Crestwood High School in 2012, and earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University. He then went on to work for Winneshiek County, designing and building roads and bridges. 
Isaac loved many things in his life.  A few of the most important being family, friends, sports and being outside. He met many life long friends through Cresco Park and Rec and would be truly honored to give any kid the same experiences he did.
After his passing, his parents Mark and LuAnn Wiltgen still wanted to give Isaac a Christmas present. They chose to donate money to the Cresco Park and Rec Department, hoping to assist in paying for fees and uniforms to help assist families who cannot afford it. 
The Fitness Center took it one step further, and decided to create a foundation to support families and children who need assistance paying for any part of the Park and Rec Program. Key players that helped propel the foundation forward include T.J. Casper (Parks and Rec manager), Brandon Kerian (Parks Director), and Leyton Bohr (Fitness Center Manager). LuAnn repeatedly expressed her gratitude for those who have donated, are planning to donate, and who helped create the foundation. 
The Isaac Wiltgen Foundation is fueled by donations, and honors Isaac’s legacy by providing children with the materials they need to be able to participate in all sports and programs in Cresco. 
Any family who needs financial assistance for the Parks and Rec programs can reach out to the Cresco Fitness Center for more information. 
Campsite RV kicked off the Isaac Wiltgen Foundation with their generous donation of $500. When asked about the foundation, they expressed how much Isaac and his family means to them personally, and how they “wanted to help out in anyway they could.” They also want to “encourage everyone in the community to donate” or offer support. Cresco Bank and Trust also donated $500 to the fund, which will help continue to create more opportunities and experiences for children in the community. 
Isaac Wiltgen’s legacy will live on through his friends, family, and the community he loved. 

Cresco Times

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Cresco, IA 52136

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