Memorial fund set up for late Iowa City West and Northern Iowa swimmer Lily Ernst
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG) - Lily Ernst passed away on July 27th. Her head swimming coach, Nick Lakin, remembers her as a ferocious and passionate.
“She was passionate about people, animals, swimming fast and doing well in the classroom. ,” Lakin said.
She majored in social work with a minor in mental health.
“That’s where she thrived was when she felt like she was helping other people,” Lakin said. “She really left a mark everywhere she was, of how much she cared about everyone else.”
A memorial fund has been set up by Lily’s family. Proceeds will benefit people struggling with mental health. It will also benefit animal shelters and rescues to honor Lily’s dog Wilson.
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