ABERDEEN, S.D. – When Jodi Gardner would visit her uncle, Keith Gerving, she’d often find him sitting in his living room with rolls of wire, stripping them to sell the copper.
All of that money would go to scholarship funds for Northern State University students.
Gerving, a longtime NSU employee who passed away in December 2016, went above and beyond in his generosity for Northern, raising money for student scholarships in numerous ways. The university honored him by planting a tree on campus and installing a plaque at the site.