| March/April 1985

ERMIN C. MORRELL, 86, of Jordan, Minnesota, died November 3, 1984 at the Valley View Nursing Home. He had worked as a machinist for Continental Machine of Savage until his retirement in 1964.

To begin his retirement, he founded the Scott-Carver Steam and Gas Engine Festival. Thus he spent the last twenty years of his life parading his favorite 1898 Advance steam engine and watching his 'threshing bee' grow rapidly.

He is sadly missed by all the Scott-Carver Threshers.

Submitted by Dee Scott, Box 317, Mound, MN 55364

MARY BERTHA HEDTKE, widow of Herman Hedtke and mother of George and Howard Hedtke, passed away on October 23, 1984 at age 89. Mrs. Hedtke had completed nurses training at Cook County Hospital in 1918, and was always ready to attend the sick and dying people of the areas in which she lived.

In June, 1922, Mary married Herman Hedtke and assumed the duties of a farmer's wife in the Kings, illinois area. In May of the next year, her son George was born. A second son, Howard Raymond was born in 1928 after the family moved to a farm near Holcomb, Illinois. Several years later, the family moved to Davis Junction.


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