By Staff

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

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).

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