By Staff

Arlan D. Koopman, 51, Flanagan, Ill., died Feb.
25, 2004. Arlan was born Feb. 17, 1953, in Pontiac, Ill.

Arlan was a member of the Central States Threshermen, Pontiac;
the South Lake County Historical Society, Crown Point, Ind.; and
the Will County Threshermen Assn. Arlan attended many of the area

He worked for Spires TV in Minonk, Ill., for 10 years. Then in
1982, he started A & K Electronics and in 1988 opened A & K
Video, both in Flanagan, Ill. He most recently worked for Wheeler
Communications in Flanagan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Truman Koopman.
Surviving is his mother, Delores Koopman, Flanagan; and his sister,
Brenda (Jon) DeFries, Fairbury, Ill.

Submitted by Mark A. Corson, Crown Point, Ind.

Lewis Woods, age 86, Mustang, Okla., died March
30, 2004, at his home. He was born June 24, 1917, in Dry Valley
Township, Mo., to Rice and Pearl Spillman Woods. He lived in Pierce
City, Mo., until the early 1940s when he moved to Oklahoma.

Lewis was a master machinist, working for BS&B for a number
of years and for KimRay, Inc. from 1948 to 1977 as a machinist and
fabricator. After retirement in 1977, he owned and operated his own
fabrication business, Lewis Woods Enterprises. During World War II,
Lewis was a searchlight technician for the 203rd Coast

He was an avid tractor and steam engine collector, and belonged
to several clubs, including Oklahoma Steam Threshing and Gas Engine
Assn., Murray County Antique Tractor and Implement Assn., Silver
City Antique Tractor Club and Canadian Rivers Old Iron Club. Lewis
was one of a few steam engineers left in this part of the country
and was the proud owner of an operating Wood Bros, steamer.

He is survived by two sons, Jerry D. Woods and Larry W. Woods;
two daughters, Linda Kaye Riley and Vicki Lou Wolverton; thirteen
grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two
great-great-grandchildren. Lewis was a very special person who was
well loved by family and friends.

Submitted by Mark A. Corson, Crown Point, Ind.

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