We the members of the Wisconsin Steam Engine Club, his family and friends were saddened by the passing of HARRY A. KUESTER on October 6, 1990.
His survivors are his wife, Marilyn; two sons, Everett and Merlin; one daughter, Gloria Buckman; three step children, Jean Spaulding, Nancy Suchorshi and Edwin Arnold.
He enjoyed restoring old tractors and helping when you need help. In the last couple years he restored a Co-op Model C, Hass, Empire, Eagle Six, M.M.B.F., English Fordson. He will be missed by all his friends.
Submitted by William J. Schultz , 1319 Wisconsin Ave., New Holstein, Wisconsin 53061.
FRANK L. LANGSHA W was born August 16, 1905, at Council Grove, Kansas. He died October 27, 1990 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Survivors include his wife, Etta; a daughter, Frances Norlin; two sisters; two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Mr. Langshaw was a member of Central Kansas Flywheels, Inc., Tool Collectors, Kiwanis Club, Masonic Lodge No. 60 and Salina Consistory. He was curator at the Smoky Hill Museum for 16 years, and he had been purchasing agent for Lee Hardware.
Frank L. Langshaw of 627 West Walnut St., Salina, Kansas died at the age of 85 but will be remembered as an interesting man people enjoyed working with. He was a lifetime historian whose passion for antiques helped keep Salina's pioneer history alive.
He collected various items, including photos, toys and tools, but was especially fond of wooden carpentry planes. Often he would be a magician and perform sleight of hand tricks for groups. We will miss him!
Submitted by E.D. Lofdahl, President, Central Kansas Flywheels, 1100 West Diamond, Salina, Kansas 67401.
NANCY NICHOLAS, 57, of Maple Valley, Washington passed away on November 7, 1990 after a short illness. She was a very active member of gas engine clubs throughout the west coast region of Washington and Oregon since 1975. She was a stockholder in the Brooks Antique Power-land Association. As a willing volunteer, she participated in such club activities as newsletter editor, fund raiser, Christmas party chairperson, ticket and raffle sales, and a host of other tasks associated with the hobby.
Nancy's generosity was not limited to the gas engine hobby. She was a Red Cross volunteer who helped out in local, national and international emergencies. In addition, she spent much of her time in support of the Maple Valley and Black Diamond Historical Societies, the Community Center, local food bank and the area volunteer fire department.
The gas engine family from Brooks Oregon, antique Powerland north to the Canadian border near Lynden, Washington, including fellow members of Early Day Gas Engine branches 15, 20 and 26, have lost a true friend who will be sorely missed.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Dan; daughter Cindy and son Scott.
Submitted by Gene Brady, P.O. Box 495, Manchester, Washington 98353.
MR. CHARLES STEWART (STEVE) CHURCH of West Jefferson, North Carolina, formerly of Boone, North Carolina, passed away September 25, 1990.
He was very instrumental in organizing the club known as Carolina Fly-Wheelers. He also served as the club's first president. Although he had not been active in the club in recent years, he made many friends among engine collectors in the southeast.
He was a member of Old Fields Baptist Church near West Jefferson, North Carolina.
Surviving are three daughters and one son. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
MR. AND MRS. ROY HOLDER of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, were killed in an automobile accident on October 15, 1990. Mr. Holder was a charter member of Carolina Fly-Wheelers Club. Surviving are four daughters.
The Holders will be greatly missed.
Submitted by Mack Hodges, Secretary, Carolina Fly-Wheelers, Rt. 5, Box 399, Boone, North Carolina 28607.
EDGAR D. FLOWERS (POSEY) passed into the land of the 'Golden Whistles' October 11, 1990. Born October 20, 1903, near New Athens, Ohio, he was the son of W.R. and Alice Dickerson Flowers. He is survived by one son, William; four granddaughters, Karen Carlier, Charlene Miller, Cheryl Ludwig and Lori Applegarth; and nine great-grandchildren. His wife, Golda Beck Flowers, preceded him in death.
He was a member of Dickerson Methodist Church. He was active in steam and gas engine shows in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, with the Stumptown Steam Threshers and the Ohio Valley Flywheels (Barrett School) being his home shows. He spent many days helping establish the present Stumptown show grounds, buildings, etc. For several years, he shelled corn to grind into cornmeal from the 'rodent free' corn crib.
He had a long love for steam engines but never had the opportunity to handle one until he retired and bought the 24 HP Greyhound. This led to a love for gas engines and tractors. His last 20 years were devoted to the hobby.
He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Submitted by his son, William Flowers, Secretary, Stumptown Steam Threshers.