Farm Collector

The Golden Roll

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.

  • Published on Jan 1, 2006
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