LEO FELLMAN, of Hastings, Minnesota, died October 28, 1999, at his home. He was 57 years old.
Mr. Fellman was born October 25, 1942, in Staples, Minnesota, the son of Joseph and Louise (Asher) Fellman. He was a graduate of Motley High School and was employed as a machinist for Waterous Company of South St. Paul. He was a member of IAM Local #459 (International Association of Machinists), was a member of the Greater Minnesota Two Cylinder Club, and a life time member of the NRA. He had been a prominent part of the Little Log House Antique and Power Show.
He is survived by his mother; daughter, LuAnn (Scott) Brown of Burtrum; five sisters, 13 nieces and nephews.
Leo advertised in the GEM for many years. He was the owner of Fellman Propane Controls and sold a valve that converted model engines from gas to propane. He invented this valve. His brother-in-law Mike Holub is taking over this business.
Submitted by Leo's sister, Jeanne M. Holub, 2131 N. Sumach Circle, Cedar City, Utah 84720.
VERN WILLARD, 2013 Clover Lane, Newton, Kansas, passed away Thanksgiving Day at Wichita Via Christi Hospital. He was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hebron, Nebraska.
He was a faithful reader and subscriber of GEM. He was a builder of model gas engines and showed at most of the Kansas shows and some in Minnesota. He was an advisor to many model makers, helping them to get their models to run.
He will be missed by many model makers in this area.
Submitted by Helen Willard.