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Sater gives back one last time

by EMILY BONSANT
Hagadone News Network | May 26, 2022 1:00 AM

BONNERS FERRY — John Sater, longtime resident, writer and Shriner has passed, but his charitable giving and his stories live on.

His son, Jeff Sater, organized an estate sale after the memorial. The proceeds were given to the Moyie Shriners to fundraise for the Shriner’s hospital in Spokane. It was dad’s favorite charity, Jeff said.

Sater owned an auctioneering business, but he had also written a weekly column for the Kootenai Valley Times called “Reflections.” He had more than 500 columns published and had written books based around the columns.

Jeff said that John Sater had stored thousands of copies of his books.

“Dad always said, I’m not sure what you’re gonna do with all my books when I’m gone,” Jeff Sater said.

Many of John Sater’s books were available by donation at the estate sale. A total of $2,594.50 was given to the Shiner’s hospital. Alan Branson, the president of the Moyie Shriners, accepted the donation.

Branson said that at the end of the year, the money fundraised will be sent to the Shriners hospital. Last year, they raised approximately $6,000.

Jeff Sater thanked everyone that came out to support his dad’s service and for supporting Shriners.

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