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.
SIMON ROPPEL of Rockview, Alberta, Canada passed away June 28. He was a member of Pioneer Acres Plowmen & Threshermen's Club of Langdon, Alberta. He owned a 30-60 Aultman Taylor and at one time operated this in his fields. He will be missed by many. Submitted by Vivian K. Winter, R.R. 5, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2G6
LOUIS F. TRAPP, Columbus, Wisconsin, passed away suddenly at his home on July 22. He was one month short of his 87th birthday. Louie, as he was known to those who loved him, was above all a devoted family man. In the early years of their marriage he lost his wife, after which he raised their two sons and three daughters to maturity. One of these daughters had a party in his honor last year.
He was active in Steam Clubs, and earlier this year completed his annual run of steaming beds for tobacco plants in the Columbus area.
Louie died peacefully while reading the daily paper in his easy chair. He was born and died on the family farm, and this family and his many friends will miss him. Submitted by Alfred and Mae Baber, R. 2, Brandon, Wisconsin 53919
SEARIL G. (S.G.) SUNDAY, 72, Modoc, Indiana died August 28, 1974 at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, following a brief illness. Mr. Sunday was a well known steam engine enthusiast, sawmill operator and retired contractor. Submitted by William O. Nash, R.R. 2, Box 169, Winchester, Indiana 47394.
ROBERT E HASENFLUE, 88, died suddenly at his home, 164 Washington St., Amherst, Ohio on June 22, 1974. He grew up on a farm and as a young man helped thresh for the neighbors up and down the road. He worked for many years as a machinist until his retirement. His hobby was working with and building steam engines. He and his brother Frank, who passed away in 1970, participated in many steam engine shows in this area. At one time, they owned a Huber steam engine which they renovated and enjoyed showing at their farm. He was a member of the National Threshers Association and had planned to attend their convention in Wauseon, Ohio the last part of June. He was very proud to have a picture he sent in to The Iron-Men Album appear on the cover of the March-April 1974 issue. He was in the hospital when it came in the mail and it really made him happy to see you had put it on the front cover of his favorite magazine. Submitted by his daughter - Ruth Hasenflue Husar, 161 Jackson St., Amherst, Ohio, 44001.
WALFRED (WALLY) E. NELSON, 70, Valley Springs, South Dakota died June 16, 1974. There is a sad feeling throughout this area as we mourn the passing of Wally Nelson. He will be missed at the many shows he attended and helped. Submitted by LeRoy Fett, Harrisburg, South Dakota 57032.
EVAN T. JONES, 80, Pine Creek Ranch died July 1, 1974. Jones was well-known in the Northwest for his interest in, and collection of steam tractors and early farm equipment. He and his family had hosted 19 annual steam threshing bees at their Pine Creek Ranch. To talk with Evan, to watch him move, laugh and joke or to be serious, was to marvel a bit at creation and to recognize the strength of age. His threshing bees brought hundreds of people throughout the state to chat and enjoy fellowships and move on to recall again turn-of the century farming. Our old friend in the battered hat, a denim farm jacket stepping steady and strong, will be missed by many, but his presence will long be remembered. Submitted by Clarence Mitcham, Route 1, Box 409, Mead, Washington 99021