LESTER N. 'SARGE' YOUNG passed away August 21, 2000 in Perrysburg, Ohio. He was born April 16, 1916 in Clyde, Ohio.
I knew Lester for over 50 years. He was a master mechanic and could fix almost anything. He worked as a maintenance mechanic at Whirlpool Corporation for 35 years until retiring in 1980.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps 847th Air Engineering Squadron during World War II. He was stationed at the Schofield barracks in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. He received the European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, National Threshers Association, and the Steam Engine Enthusiasts. He built and piloted the SS Fascination, a steamboat which cruised up and down the Sandusky River during the 1970s and 1980s. He also built a steam-driven car.
He married Louise K. Durnwald on November 2, 1943. She passed away in 1971; he then married Zelma Young in 1972. He and Zelma were familiar figures at the National Threshers Show and other steam related shows.
His survivors include his sons Tom, David, and Jim; daughters Pat Edwards, Lynne Warren, and Luanne Yeager; stepsons Bernie Schramm and David Schramm; stepdaughter Dori Landrum; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Gerald Darr, 2220 Bishopsgate Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43614.
LOUIS G. LEE, 28, of North Jud-son, Indiana, died August 5, 2000 at U.S. 421 in LaCrosse.
He was born February 22, 1972, in LaPorte, to Gene and Ada (Buchanan) Lee, and had lived in the LaPorte area most of his life.
Lee was a member of LaPorte Presbyterian Church and Kingsbury Masonic Lodge. He was a 1990 graduate of LaPorte High School, and was a heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Local 150.
On February 14, 1998, in Michigan City, he married Jessica Blieden, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Molly, at home; his parents of LaPorte; two sisters, Jackie Burek and Cindy McCain; four brothers, Mark Coffeen, Larry Coffeen, Charles, and William.
KENNETH SULLIVAN, 93, of Cushing, Oklahoma, died June 18, 2000, at the Resthaven Nursing Home in Cushing.
Sullivan was born April 7, 1907, in Alluwe, Nowata County, Indian Territory, to Frank Marion and Mary Effie (Estes) Sullivan.
He was married to Mildred Patterson on May 24, 1929, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He was retired from Mid Continent Gas Refinery. He also farmed south of Cushing.
Sullivan was a charter member of the International J.I. Case Heritage Foundation. He also was a member of the Oklahoma Steam and Gas Engine Association.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Beavers Sullivan, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mildred, and two brothers and two sisters.
The above two obituaries were submitted by Mark A. Corson, 9374 Roosevelt Street, Crown Point, Indiana 46307.
MILTON WARD GARLAND, 104, of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, died July 20, 2000.
He was a 1915 graduate of Harrisburg Technical High School. He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War I, and then completed his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering at Worcester in 1920.
An employee of Frick Company, in Waynesboro, for more than 80 years, he was a field installation trainee in July 1920. He was superintendent of erection from 1923 until 1946, and then became chief engineer until 1960, when he was promoted to vice president of engineering. In 1965 he became vice president of technical services. Although he retired, he continued to work in his office every day for the past 33 years for Frick York International.
He was a member of Waynesboro Presbyterian Church.
An inventor and author, he was known as Mr. Refrigeration for his work in refrigeration compressors for industrial and commercial use and held 41 patents of refrigeration related items, either alone or with others.
In 1995, he was awarded a Doctor of Engineering degree by Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
He was a member and fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers, receiving the Louise Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award in 1995; a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers; Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers; and a member and past president of Franklin County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.
He was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15; William M. McLaughlin VFW Post 695; BPO Elks Lodge 731; Waynesboro Fish and Game Association; and Waynesboro YMCA, all of Waynesboro.
He is survived by his second wife, Alice M. McIntire Garland; a daughter, Jean L. Woloshyn; a son, M. Ward Garland; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence W. Whisler Garland, from whom he was divorced, in 1983.
Submitted by Mike Rohrer, Smithsburg, Maryland.