We have lost one of our prominent people in our steam community. On April 20, 1995 ELEANOR GEISER FELLNER passed away after a short illness. She was 84 years old.
She was the granddaughter of Peter Geiser, the inventor of the Geiser separator who in 1892 started the Geiser Manufacturing Company in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Eleanor had a love for her family and did a lot of genealogy of the Geiser family.
She just loved to talk about the Geiser Company, and how great Peter was, and the impact the separator had on the nation. I knew Eleanor for many years and spent many hours talking with her about Peter and his company, She said that I knew more about the company than she did.
She enjoyed coming to the Smithsburg Steam and Craft Show to see people she knew and the Geiser equipment that was there. I know she will be missed by many people, but not as much as I will miss her!
Submitted by Mike Rohrer, 12035 Steven Avenue, Smiths burg, Maryland 21793.
EARL C. KUNTZ, 79, of rural Abilene, Kansas, died April 10, 1995, at home.
He was born May 9, 1915. He farmed northeast of Abilene. He and his first wife, Glenna, who died in 1993, were charter members of the Central Kansas Flywheels, Inc., of Salina, Kansas, and were annual exhibitors of an early O.M.C. four cylinder tractor built in Salina by Ostenburg Motor Company, a scale model steam engine, and a replica of an early Ford auto. They worked at times for the Lester Roloff Mission, Texas, and distributed Gideon Bibles in New York and California.
Survivors include his second wife, Doris; sons Darrell and Dennis, both of Abilene; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Nathan, Harry and Roy, all of Abilene. Peace to his memory!
Submitted by Ewald D. Lofdahl, Lindsburg, Kansas.