The Golden Roll


| January 2006



Alfred W. Kraus passed away Oct. 21, 2005, in Joliet, Ill. He was born Oct. 15, 1948, in Belleville, Ill.

Al enjoyed attending the Central States Threshermen's Reunion's Steam School each year. Al was also a member the Central States Threshermen's Reunion in Pontiac, Ill.; the Will County (Ill.) Threshermen's Assn.; the South Lake County Agricultural Historical Society, Crown Point, Ind.; and the J.I. Case Heritage Foundation.

Submitted by Mark A. Corson, Crown Point, Ind.

John P. Edris, 81, La Porte, died Sept. 29, 2005, at his home in La Porte, Ind., with his wife by his side. John was born March 13, 1924, in Michigan City, Ind., to Louis A. and Mary P. (Bedora) Edris. On Nov. 28, 1953, he married Amaryllis "Amy" Kassube. He is survived by his wife, one sister, Geraldine Phillips, Trail Creek, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. One sister, Joan Nelson, preceded him in death.

John was the retired general manager of the Water Station in Long Beach. John was one of the founders and general manager of the Hesston (Ind.) Steam Society. He also was one of the founders of the Great Lakes Museum of Military History. John was an active member of barbershop quartets in the area, Elks Lodge 432, New Buffalo Yacht Club, Moose Family Center 980 and Skwiat American Legion Post 451. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Submitted by Mark A. Corson, Crown Point, Ind.