THE GOLDEN ROLL


| January/February 1995



SIMON SPOELMAN, 5050 Barry Street, Hudsonville, Michigan 49426 went to be with his Lord on September 28, 1994.

Always an active person despite a weak heart, he died peacefully on the farm that had been his love for 55 years.

Simon had been the neighborhood custom thresherman in the 40s and 50s with Huber threshers and Huber and John Deere belt power. He always remained interested in steam and gas power and enjoyed going to the shows very much.

Submitted by his son Leonard Spoelman, 3221 Brookshire S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508.

It saddens me greatly to have to report the passing of a true legend, HARRY 'PINK' WOODMANSEE, age 91. He was born April 18, 1903 and died September 10, 1994.

Harry was quite well known nationwide and touched many, many lives. He was the most knowledgeable person on steam engines I have ever met. Not only was he a GREAT engineer but he was also a great story teller. I have spent many an hour sitting in his living room listening to his stories of bygone days. Harry, Ralph (Harry's brother), my dad and I traveled to many steam shows together and I greatly enjoyed his company.