| May/June 1992

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  • Case engine

Southwest Ohio lost one of its oldest threshermen September 27, 1991 at age 99, CLARENCE DAFLER.

Mr. Dafler lived his entire life in the New Lebanon-Farmersville area of Montgomery County, Ohio. He followed his father into the farming, threshing & gravel plant business along with two brothers, Horace and Clyde.

He ran numerous threshing rigs but Garr Scott was his favorite. He visited Darke County Steam Thresher shows nearly every year and rode on a Garr Scott engine at the 1990 show.

Mr. Dafler was a life member of Slifers Presbyterian Church, Farmersville; an Army veteran of WWI; 65-year member of New Lebanon American Legion Post 762; and Jr. Order of Mechanics of Middletown, Ohio.

Preceded in death by his wife Martha, he is survived by his son Charles and daughter-in-law Sandra of Dallas, Oregon; daughter Zoa and son-in-law Roy Rowe of Brookville, Ohio; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Submitted by Ed Troutman, 14 March Ave., Brookville, Ohio 45309.