| November/December 1974

FREDERIC C. LUEKER, 73, died January 11, 1974 following a short illness. He was a well-known Pinckneyville businessman having operated a welding and implement business since 1929, and was of the American Thresherman' s Association. He will be deeply missed by all. Submitted by John W. Ritter, 704 Penina St., Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274.

WILLIAM BIGELOW of Rockwell City, Iowa died July 3, 1974. He was an avid reader of the Iron-Men Album and he loved to go back through the old magazines. He had run steam engines and all kinds of machinery since he was very young. Submitted by Mrs. William Bigelow, Rockwell City, Iowa.

SHERALD (SHAY) BONNELL, 56, R.R. 1, Star City, Indiana died June 8, 1974 at Chase Manor Nursing Home in Logansport, Indiana. Shay, a former state highway superintendent, had been unconscious for 18 months. Shay was interested in steam engines and gas tractors. The first steam engine he owned was 20-75 HP Nichols-Shepard and from there his collection ran from several large and small gas tractors and gas engines. At one time he was a board member of The Old Time Threshers and Sawmill Operators of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Submitted by Frank Miller, R.R. 3, Kewanna, Indiana 46939.

THEODORE C. HUNTER, passed away on April 27 on his 71st birthday, of leukemia and pneumonia. He was one of your magazines most avid fans and read it from cover to cover. He looked forward to receiving Iron-Men Album and has saved every issue since he started subscribing many years ago. Ted has attended steam shows and threshers reunions all over U.S. and Canada and had planned on attending more this summer. He has attended over fifty shows. Submitted by his wife, Mrs. T.C. Hunter, 569 West North Street, Galesburg, Illinois 61401.

RALPH WINDSOR of 6420 Bow Wood Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada was killed when his water truck overturned on May 5, 1974. Dad delivered water for our shows and joined Pioneer Acres Plowman and Threshermen's Club of Langdon, Alberta, Canada. He really enjoyed the threshing and plowing and watching the steam engines work again. My father was only 64 years old. He started the water delivery service in 1952 and was well liked by all who knew him and will be missed by many. Submitted by his daughter, Vivian K. Winter, R.R. 5, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2G6

RALPH LINDSAY, died June 25, 1974 at Evanston, Wyoming. At the time of his death, from a heart attack, he and his wife were enroute by auto to the Midwest and to the National Show at Wauseon. Mr. Lindsay's remains were flown to Michigan where they were interred in the family plot at Taylor on June 29th. Many steam hobbyists will recall it was Ralph who was responsible for Mr. Edgar Bergen's attendance at the National Show in Montpelier, Ohio about 20 years ago. Submitted by Mrs. Ralph Lindsay, 8940 Fleetwing Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90045.


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