Central Illinois businessman leaves $1 million to Altamont

ALTAMONT - A central Illinois man who built a small business empire in Altamont has left $1 million to benefit churches and schools in throughout the community.

David Coslet, and his wife, Dorothy Coslet ran several Altamont businesses, such as Stuckey's Pecan Shoppe, the Carriage Inn and Motel, and Coslet Ford Motor Company.  Dorothy passed away in 2013 at the age of 95, and David passed away in May 2014 at the age of 96.

David Coslet's friends say the gift that he left to Altamont shows how much he appreciated the community.  Others who knew him say the Coslet was an outgoing person, but was also a tough-minded businessman.

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