DALLAS E. KERR, Montrose, Iowa, passed away September 6, 1977 after a short illness. His wife preceded him in death by just a few short months!
Dallas and Gertrude Kerr traveled throughout the West and Midwest to the various steam engine shows, where they made many friends and acquaintances. They have subscribed and kept all the Iron-Men Albums since it was first published! They owned and operated a Wood Brothers steam engine and were first members of the Southeast Iowa Gas and Steam Engine Club; Western Illinois Threshers, Inc., Hamilton, Illinois; and Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Association, Inc., Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
Dallas was very active in the Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers and for many years had exhibited his steam engine at the reunion. He and Gertrude were faithful volunteers with the spring tours for a number of years. Several years ago he was named Engineer of the Year at the reunion.
In Hamilton, they were very much at home and had many friends. In 1977, the Western Illinois Threshers, Inc., celebrated their 10th anniversary at which time Dallas was honored with having his engine's picture on their button. He truly enjoyed exhibiting his engine at these shows.
Thanks to all who knew them for making their lives happier with your acquaintances! Submitted by daughter, Leota I. Logan, Cliff Road, Burlington, Iowa 52601.
LOUIS ROHAN passed away May 13, 1978, at his home. Born in 1912 at Newcastle, Nebraska, he was a member of the Eastern Nebraska Threshers Reunion for 14 years. He loved steam engines and ran one every year during the show. He was a willing worker in preparing the steam engines for shows. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Submitted by Ray H. Magnuson, Emerson, Nebraska 68733.
ELMER W. SCHAEFER, SR., of Yoe, Pennsylvania, passed away at the age of 74 on May 27, 1978. He was an inventor, model maker and steam engine enthusiast.
A onetime employee of the former A. B. Farquhar Company, Mr. Schaefer owned and operated an excavating business for 30 years. More recently he worked for Custom-Bilt Machinery of York. He was a director of the National Threshers and Steam Engine Association of Wauseon, Ohio and belonged to various steam engine groups in the eastern United States.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline, and his son, Elmer W. Schaefer, Jr., York, Pennsylvania.
He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends. Submitted by Mrs. Elmer W. Schaefer, Sr., 263 West George Street, Yoe, Pennsylvania 17313.