KENDALL D. KNARR, 70, Jewell, Kansas, died January 31, 1973 while vacationing in Rockport, Texas. His steam engine 'career' started at the age of 12, when he was water hauler for the threshing outfit. By 16, he was running the steam engine for the outfit. This enjoyment of steam engines continued throughout his life and sparked many visits to Threshing Bees in Minnesota, South Dakota and Kansas. His 'Old Smokey' was an attraction in all the parades and Centennials in his community of North Central Kansas.
Submitted by his daughter, Todee Snyder, Canby, Minnesota.
H. C. ETCHISON passed away March 24, 1973 after a long illness. Age 76. Had owned 14 different steam engines. He was a devoted steam operator.
Submitted by Mrs. H. C. Etchison, Route 3, Box 154, Savannah, Missouri 64485
RAYMOND BECK, Pinckneyville, Illinois died October 18, 1973 after a short illness. He was a member of American Thresherman Ass'n for many years and headed the antique department.
Submitted by George F. Bahre, Secretary, American Thresherman Ass'n, Coulterville, Illinois
SAN CASLETON, St. Louis, Missouri died October 27, 1973. He restored a number of steam engines and owned the 28 HP Minneapolis that did the plowing at the American Thresherman show for a number of years.
Submitted by George F. Bahre, Secretary, American Thresherman Ass'n., Coulterville, III.
WARD (JACK) HEINSTAND of Martinsburg, Indiana passed away suddenly on December 27, 1973. He was 72 years young. Jack, as his friends called him, was a member of the Antique Steam and Gas Engine Club Inc. of Booneville, Indiana and The Pioneer Engineer's Club of Rushville, Indiana. He was a steam engineer for 50 years or more. He will be missed by everyone. We can be sure he has gone to pull that golden throttle in a better land free from all the worries and cares.
Submitted by Ira Simler, R. R. 3, Salem, Indiana 47167
GEORGE MEISTER, 78, of Batesville, Indiana died December 14. Mr. Meister was a life member of the Pioneer Engineers Club as well as a member of the Darke County Club and the Elwood Historical Society. He exhibited his engines for mam years at the above shows. His greatest love was for the Huber and Russell engines that he owned. He will be greatly missed by all.
Submitted by Jerry Moorman, R. R. 6, Greensburg, Indiana 47240