HOWARD C. WINAND, Route 3, Fredericktown, Ohio passed away on September 9, 1980 after a lingering illness. He was 86 years old. He was a retired farmer and had run a neighborhood garage and had done electrical work. He wired a lot of homes and farm buildings when the Ohio Edison power line first went through the country. He also set up a sawmill in the 50s and did custom sawing for neighbors with a 20 HP Minneapolis steam engine. He enjoyed the shows and was a former member of the Richland County Steam Threshers Association. He will be greatly missed.
Submitted by Leland E. Winand, 500 E. Gambier Street, Mr. Vernon, Ohio 43050.
C. A. (ART) MILLER of Liberty Center, Ohio passed away September 7, 1980 at the age of 60. He was a 30-year member of the National Threshers Association. During his lifetime he owned various steam engines and at the time of his death he owned a 65 HP Case steam engine. He also had 15 antique gas tractors and various antique implements. He will be sadly missed by his family and his buddies at the steam shows.
Submitted by son, Howard Miller, Liberty Center, Ohio.
EARL PETERMAN passed away August 26, 1980 at the age of 89 years. He had subscribed to the Iron Men Album for a number of years. He had been a visitor to the Mount Pleasant Old Threshers Convention.
Submitted by Florence Meader, daughter, Volag, Iowa.
LLOYD F. WEISS August 17, 1980, was the day,Lloyd F. Weiss passed away.Upon his engine, he sat proud, Among a joyful thresher's crowd.A friendly smile, a twinkling eye, A most unforgettable, special guy. His denim jacket, kershief of red, An engineer's hat upon his head. And while doing what he liked best, The Lord said, 'Lloyd, it's time to rest.' An angel came from up above. To claim the one the Lord did love. And though with him we hate to part, His loving memories lie in our hearts.
This poem, written by Barb Weiss, daughter-in-law, is only a small memorial to a man who had a big heart which touched many with his warmth and kindness.
LLOYD F. WEISS, 76, of rural Grand Mound, Iowa, died Sunday, August 17, 1980, at DeWitt Community Hospital, DeWitt, Iowa, where he was taken after he suffered from an apparent heart attack while operating a steam engine at the Eastern Iowa Threshers Show at DeWitt.
Mr. Weiss was a member of the Eastern Iowa Threshers Association, DeWitt, Iowa; Mid-West Old Settlers and Threshers Association, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; and Tenn-Ky Steam Show Association, Adams, Tennessee.
Steam engines had become a hobby of Mr. Weiss'. His interest in steam engines began when he was 15 and first operated an engine. He later purchased and restored that engine. Mr. Weiss and his wife, Mildred, attended many steam shows in Iowa, Illinois, and Tennessee, where he was always willing to help operate the machines. He thoroughly enjoyed visiting with people of all ages about 'steam.'
Submitted by the family of Lloyd Weiss, Grand Mound, Iowa.
JOHN G. SELL, 81, Lisbon, Ohio passed away October 3,1980 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Salem, Ohio. John, a well driller by trade, was also a farmer, sawer and thresher man. He was a charter member of the Tri-State Historical Steam Engine Association of Hooks-town and a member of the Stumptown Steam Threshers Assn. of New Athens and the Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Assn. of Dover, where he exhibited his engine and shingle mill. In 1979 he received the Thresher man of the Year Award at the Stumptown Show. John was a lover of the Frick steam engine. He exhibited his 16 HP Frick at the shows and also had a Frick portable that he used on the sawmill and to boil sugar water. John will be missed by family and steam friends.
Submitted by William Flowers, Stumptown Steam Threshers Assn.
JOHN W. STEWART, 51 years old, passed away August 4, 1980 at Maple Creek, Canada. He was the owner of the Antique Tractor Museum at Maple Creek and was widely known all over Western states and Western Canada. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Submitted by Gil Cosgrove, Climax, Sask., Canada SON ONO.
FRED KEMNA, 85, of Danville, Illinois passed away October 8,1980 after an illness. Fred was born on the same farm on which he had lived most of his life. He was a farmer by occupation and although he retired some years ago, he remained very active until the past summer. As a boy, he worked with a threshing crew, then later owned several threshing rigs and did custom work, until the combine became popular on the harvesting scene. He exhibited his threshing rigs at various shows and parades in the nearby towns, also at his home with his own grain which was grown for that purpose. He continued to operate his rigs for his own pleasure up until his illness. He enjoyed traveling to the many steam shows. Although he will always be missed, we do have many memories of his enjoyment of life and how he lived each day to the fullest and also of his hobby and love for the steam engines throughout the year.
Submitted by Mrs. Marietta Arrasmith, daughter, Perrysville, Indiana 47974.