GUY F. RIMMERT, 62 of 2218 George Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin passed away on December 14, 1984. Guy was a faithful member of the Coulee Antique Engine Club and together with his wife, Grace, attended many other engine shows. He especially liked to display his beautifully restored outboard marine motors with lots of shiny brass. Guy was employed by the city of La Crosse for 30 years prior to his retirement. He will be missed by his family, friends and everyone who knew him.
Submitted by Wilmer Homstad, Coulee Antique Engine Club, Viroqua, Wisconsin.
RONALD J. RUSSELL of Bovina Center, New York passed away January 23, 1985 at the age of 45.
Although Ron was without sight for the last 18 years of his life, he maintained his interest in and continued to work on his gas engine collection.
He was a member of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association and the Capitol District Early Engine Club. A long time subscriber to Gas Engine Magazine, Ron corresponded by tape with many friends from across the country. Before his final illness, he was employed by the Garden Way Manufacturing Company in Troy, New York.
His love of antiques and things mechanical as well as his indominan-table spirit sustained his life and was an inspiration to many.
Submitted by the family of Ronald Russell, Box 67, Bovina Center, 'New York 13740.
JOHN H. BARNES of Dayton, Ohio, was born in 1928. He suffered a heart attack and passed away January 3,1985.
He was past president of the Dayton Area Antique Engine and Equipment Association. John will be remembered for the meticulous manner in which he restored his tractors and engines and then displayed them at various shows in Ohio and Indiana.
His work for General Motors at the Delco plant provided him with the knowledge and skills he used in restoring his many engines.
John was very liked by all who knew him. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Submitted by Col. Norm Stucky,Frandale Farm, 4777 Upper Valley Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45424.
RAY B. NOEL of Haoton, Michigan age 62 passed away on January 30, 1985. Mr. Noel had been in the hosiptal due to a leg amputation and stroke before hand. He had been retired for about 6 months time form 'Upjohn Company' in Michigan, but due to his illness had been in and out of hosipital. Ray was one of the original founders of the 'St. Joe Valley Old Engine Association' in the late 50's. Ray collected various tractors and gas engines over the years and owned a rare '4 Pull Fitch' tractor. This was featured in the Gas Engine Magazine. Through this article he met many people that were else interested in this hobby. Ray was always willing to give a hand where he could. He will be missed dearly by all and his 'cheerful smile' will not be forgotten.
Submitted by Mrs. Noel
MAX ALBRECHT, 65, of Paris Illinois. Retired Plant Engineer of Lenith Radio Corp. at Paris Illinois, passed away in February of 1985, following a brief illness. Though not a collector, he was a familiar sight at Pinkneyville, Arcola, and Pontiac Shows. He was always ready to discuss or help anyone with anything of a mechanical or electrical problem. He was a subscriber to GEM and many other like publications. He will be missed by his many friends, especially me.
Submitted by Lloyd Dean, R R 3, Tuscola, Illinois 61953.
JOHN P. HARMON, a charter member of Wisconsin Branch Two GE & TA Assoc. passed away in February of 1985 in Tuson Arizona at the age of 79.
One of the original members of the club, he was elected the Board of Directors in 1959. His 12-25 Avery was one of the high lights of our first show in August 1959 at the Adolph Nettesheim farm in Sussex.
Submitted by Carl Borgstrom, 35530 Hy D, Dousman, Wisconsin 53118.