LeRoy Beckman went to secondhand stores for hearing aids and heated only one room of his small Montana house. But the frugal old bachelor had an estate upward of $3 million when he died in 1997 at 88. And it turned out that the curmudgeon secretly had a benevolent side. The Great Falls farmer directed in his will that his money be used to buy up land and donate it to the state for use by hunters.
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