ALBERT PENNER SR. 77, of M130 Mann St., Marshfield, Wisconsin, died at his home in October of 1988.
Albert was a member of North Central Steam & Gas Club of Edgar, Wisconsin. He will be missed by everyone. Threshing for the annual show was well handled by Al. He knew when the oat was good. He made many repairs.
Albert was born on May 12, 1911 in Dohrovod, Bohemia. He came to the U.S. with his mother and 2 sisters in 1922. In 1935 he began working for Hub City Foods, retiring as shop foreman in 1977.
He married Isabell K. Duvall in 1935. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Virginia (Mrs. Donald) Fischer; four sons-Albert Jr., Gerald, James, and Jerome; twelve grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
WILLIAM BROWNING, a charter member of the Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Machinery Association, Adrian, Missouri, passed away January 22, 1989 at his home north of Lee's Summit, Missouri. 'Uncle Bill', as he was known to many of those he had helped and worked with during his 74 years, was a retired carpenter and master mechanic, as well as a saw mill operator of great talent. You name it and he could do it. He will be greatly missed.
Submitted by Sgt. C.H. Henley, 51 Graff Way, Lee's Summit, Missouri 64063.
On June 11, 1988, my father, RICHARD K. 'Dickie' ERICKSON of Eau Claire, Wisconsin passed away at the age of 45. The loss is hard to accept; each engine show we attend, we keep hoping that he will walk out from behind some old steamer wearing only his favorite dirty overalls and. flashing that big, bright smile.
I guess if I had to try and sum up my Dad in one phrase, it would be; 'He was so busy giving to others that he forgot to give to himself.' He was blessed at an early age with an uncanny ability to fix and repair engines of all types. As he grew, his talent earned him the nickname of 'Supertuner', as well as a mechanic's job at Uniroyal, a job he dedicated 20 years of his life to.
He started to tinker around on old gas engines through the help of some friends and the local club here, the Chippewa Valley Antique Engine and Model Club. In no time, he became dedicated to restoring 'golden oldies'. His pride and joy was his 7? HP Galloway, which he transformed from an old rust bucket into a beautiful working model admired by all.
Submitted by his son, Richard A. Erickson, 925? Cedar St., Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703.