JAMES BENEDICT passed away April 16, 1984, at the age of 74.
Jim was a charter member of Camp Creek Threshers, Waverly,
He never had a bad word about anyone and always had a smile.
What a wonderful world we would have if everyone was the same.
Submitted by a friend, Warren Whitney and his family,
Waverly, Nebraska 68462.
A life-long resident of Seymour, Indiana and a veteran of WWII,
WALTER SIEFKER died November 1, 1983 at the age of 72.
Walter was a mechanic and welder and had a remarkable ability to
make and repair machines. He was always ready to take time to
explain and share, especially with children.
He operated a sorghum mill which used a 65 HP Case steam engine
to power it and cook the sorghum. Walter made a scale model of the
Case engine. He also operated a threshing rig for many years. He
will be sadly missed.
Submitted by his nephew, Dr. Robert Siefker, 1805 25th St.,
Columbus, Indiana 47201.
OTTO KUESTER, life-long resident of rural Richmond, Ohio passed
away on August 11, 1984.
Otto bought a case steam engine several years ago, but illness
kept him from getting it restored. He was an avid whistle collector
and was always on hand at Earl Hamilton’s whistle-blow to blow
the first whistle. Otto also helped his good friend, John Sell, on
his shingle mill at several shows.
He was a member of Stumptown Steam Threshers since 1963 and a
member of the Tri-State Steam Engine Club for several years. He
will be missed by family and many steam friends.
Submitted by William Flowers, Sec., Stumptown Steam