Account set up for Norway man injured at Fumee Lake

An account has been set up at the Northern Interstate Bank in Norway to assist Dave Verley, who was severely injured July 24 when struck by a tree while doing maintenance at Fumee Lake Natural Area.

The Northern Interstate Bank has a branch in Pat’s Foods in Norway, as well as Iron Mountain, Powers and Crystal Falls. Those interested in donating can make a to deposit to the Dave Verley fundraiser account.

A GoFundMe campaign previously was set up to assist the Verleys; as of this morning $11,390 had been raised toward the $100,000 goal.

Verley, who volunteers for the Fumee Lake Commission, was operating a tractor and bush hog to clean up trails at the natural area when a tree struck the right side of his face and head.

After being stabilized at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, he was flown via Airlifeline to the trauma center at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wis., where doctors found multiple face and skull fractures. He underwent reconstructive surgery and should make a full recovery. He was expected to return home Wednesday.

Verley and his wife, Mary Lynn, own and operate Rainbow’s End Alpacas Farm and Rainbow Gifts & Yarn store in Norway.