Looking at Bill Seefeldt, people figured the old Catholic priest must be just
He lived in a modest, cluttered cabin on Prior Lake bought in 1948 for $1,800.
He wore thrift-store clothes until they were threadbare.
While grocery shopping, he armed himself with coupons, debating what he could
afford. When his washing machine broke and he talked of hand-washing his clothes,
Shakopee appliance dealer Jim Halloran felt so sorry for "the sweet old
guy" that he gave him a $500 washer.
Last year, when Seefeldt died at 89, he left the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis $4.6 million.