| March/April 1999

ALBIN M. MURAWSKI, 78, of Port Austin, Michigan, passed away April 20, 1998, at the Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe, Michigan. He was born April 9, 1920, near Port Austin, Michigan.

He was a member of the Thumb Two Cylinder Club, and a past member of the Saginaw Valley Live Steam Association. He collected many antique tractors, including nine Rumely Oil Pulls. He showed the tractors at the Port Hope Show, Caro Show, and was present at the Buckley Show inl987 and 1988 in the fall in Michigan. He attended many shows in the country, and had a strong interest in antique tractors and machinery. He was a farmer, master plumber, and a son of a blacksmith.

He had a strong family bond.

He is survived by Anna, his wife of 53 years. They had four daughters, six sons, 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son and two sisters.

His legacy is being carried on by his sons and grandchildren.
Submitted by Walter Murawski and family, Port Austin (Kinde), Michigan 48467.

RODNEY M. PITTS of Silverton, Oregon, passed away on March 25, 1998 at the age of 83. Rodney spent his working life farming in the Canby, Oregon, area and doing various other jobs. He held an annual steam-up on his farm in the early days of the shows during Labor Day weekend.