Othello rancher leaves small fortune to important causes

William Crosetto (Courtesy: Family of William "Bill" Albert Crosetto/Stevens Funeral Chapel)

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – An Othello cattle rancher has left a small fortune to benefit everything from rural health care to wildlife in Eastern Washington.

William Crosetto died on Jan. 25 at the age of 75.

The Spokesman-Review says he worked with the Inland Northwest Community Foundation to establish a legacy.

His $5.1 million estate, along with the upcoming proceeds from the sale of his ranch, will establish several $1 million endowments. One will support rural medical residencies through Providence Health Care’s program in Colville.

Crosetto’s second endowment will create a mobile health care unit through Washington State University’s medical school that will serve rural areas.

The remainder of his gift will support a variety of causes he was passionate about.

Crosetto was single and had no children

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