REUBEN E. BOETTCHER, 76 of Jordan, Minnesota died unexpectedly June 12, 1983 at the Mayo Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.
Reuben was born August 25,1906, in Spring Lake Township to Richard and Anna Boettcher. He worked most of his life as a heavy equipment operator and farmer.
He became the treasurer of Scott-Carver Old Time Threshers when it was formed in 1963 and remained its only treasurer until his death.
After his retirement he devoted all his time to the Scott-Carver Threshers. He plowed all the fields each fall and planted and harvested the grain each season.
During the summer he maintained the show grounds, mowing grass, fixing buildings, repairing machinery. During the festival he kept a watchful eye on the threshing rigs.
He is sadly missed by his many friends and relatives and particularly the Scott-Carver Threshers.
Submitted by Dee Scott, Box 317, Mound, MN 55364.
HERMAN NUNNALLY, 63 of Lebanon, Indiana passed away September 29th, after a short illness in Methodist Hospital, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He retired just a year ago from the Farm Bureay Company where he drove a truck for many years. His lifetime hobby was collecting antique tractors and steam engines and restoring them to like-new condition. He purchased a Huber engine from Roy Tempest in 1980 at the Rushville show, restored it, and showed it every year thereafter. He sold his Rumely Oil Pull just the day before he went into the hospital sensing that he would not return. He and his wife, Virginia, and daughter, Janet, traveled many miles and attended shows all over the country while hunting parts to restore these engines and tractors. He was a director of the Pioneer Engineers Club of Indiana, (the Rushville show), and was one of the Boiler Inspectors for the past several years. He was a member of the Tipton Show (Mid-America Threshers), and had been a member of the Portland Show, and the Central States Threshermen's Reunion of Pontiac, Illinois. He will be missed by all the officers and directors of the Rushville show, and the many friends he had made over the years at all the shows.
Submitted by Marjorie Ross, P.O. Box #44, Paragon, IN (Secretary of the Pioneer Engineers Club).