The death of Shirley Babka, who along with her husband, Edward, was a 2015 Telegraph Herald First Citizen recipient, provides a lesson in legacy for all of us.

Look around at the Dubuque community, and you’ll see the fingerprints of their philanthropy everywhere. While some gifts were publicly recognized, and many more were done quietly and without fanfare, the Babkas left an indelible mark on the home they loved and its institutions.

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