CLIFFORD J. WOYCHIK of Whitehall, Wisconsin, passed away November 21, 1982 at the age of 73.
Cliff was an avid steam engine man who over a period of many years had owned eight or nine steam engines. His favorite was a 65 Case which he kept in Al condition, as he did with all of the engines he owned. He exhibited his engines at the Strum and Whitehall, Wisconsin shows.
Over the last five years I was privileged to be the engineer for him on the 65 Case and the last three years on the 18 HP Advance Rumely which is the engine he always wanted and was able to purchase three years ago.
I am sure his friends will miss him, as I will, for he was a true steam engine man, and made many friends while exhibiting his engine.
Submitted by Ted Knack, 1545 Tenth Avenue, St. Paul Park, Minnesota 55071.
FRED L. TINKLE was born November 27, 1899 at Williamsburg, Iowa and died November 22, 1982 at the Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Indiana.
Fred was raised in Iowa County where he threshed, shredded corn, hulled clover, and graded roads in the home locality having begun handling heavy machinery in his early teens.
His first experience was operating a steam dredge boat in Iowa, Minnesota, and Florida.
He also threshed in Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana.
Later he came to Indiana where he operated a large electric dragline stripping coal for 40 years.
Fred has owned a Case steam engine, a Minneapolis, and an Aultman Taylor. He also had a Rumely Oil Pull.
Fred was a member of the Iowa Threshers Association, Midwest Old Settlers at Mt. Pleasant, and the Pioneer Engineer Club of Rushville, Indiana.
He attended reunions in Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa as his health would permit during the last several decades of his life.
Fred attended the reunion at Rushville, Indiana in August this year and also was at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa for the Old Settlers and Threshers the first of September. Though Fred's health was failing he lived to attend one more reunion.
MARIE HOFFMAN VINCENT, 84, Bryan, died Saturday, August 7, 1982 at her home following an illness of several months. She lived on a farm for 5 years in Yale, Michigan before moving to Sandusky and later to Bryan. She was very active in the National Thresher's Women's Association and served as president of the group for many years.
She will be missed by many.
Submitted by niece Phillis Hoffman Zuver and family.