Farm Collector


By Staff

HARRY FORSHEE, 79, a lifelong Fairgrove Township resident,
Tuscola County, Michigan, was born January 28, 1910 and died April
29, 1989.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mildred Hall, whom he
married in 1937. They had six children, several grandchildren and
great grandchildren.

Harry was a life member of the Thumb Region Steam and Gas Engine
Association, which he helped found, and of the Saginaw Valley Live
Steam Association, Inc., of which he was a former president.

He was a farmer and owner-operator of the Forshee Farm Service.
He was an inventor, custom truck body builder, blacksmith, welder,
and was also involved in farm equipment sales and service.

Harry was an avid steam enthusiast, and sported his Russell
engine at many a steam show. He loved steam, respected it for its
power, and knew how to handle an engine. The steam hobby lost a
good friend in Harry’s passing.

He attended the Wahjamega Country Church.

May his memory remain a blessing among us.

Submitted by a friend and fellow steam club member, Elmer G.
Bickel, 2224 Taft Street, Saginaw, Michigan 48602.

LEONARD M. SCHULTZ passed away February 20, 1989 at his home in
Tomah, Wisconsin. He was born August 8, 1901 in Monroe County.

He worked as a boiler operator for the Tomah milk plant for many
years. He was also a crossing welder for the railroad when steam
was king. His later years were spent as a power plant operator for
the Wisconsin Power and Light Company.

Leonard was a lifelong subscriber to the Iron Men Album and
thoroughly enjoyed working and playing with steam. His collection
included 13 various steam engines and equipment.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a 50-year
member of the Tomah Knights of Columbus.

We miss you, Gramp.

Submitted by Russell Kasten, Rt. 1, Box 19, Tomah, Wisconsin

EARL G. RUSSELL passed away January 28, 1989. He was a member of
the Steam Engine Association for several years with J. J. Hingtgen
from LaMotte, Iowa.

In his younger days he owned and operated steam engines in his
own sawmills in Michigan and Wisconsin. He was always interested in
steam engines right up till his health became a big problem in
1980. He traveled all over to steam shows in Ohio, Indiana,
Michigan, here in Iowa and even to Canada.

He was 88 years old on December 25, 1988, and was married 65
years on December 23, 1988.

His wife, Verla, four daughters and three sons survive and also
33 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, four step grandchildren
and six step great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Mrs. Earl G. Russell, Box 16, Andrew, Iowa

  • Published on Nov 1, 1989
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