LAWRENCE BROVONT, 77, of Hastings, Michigan, died February 1, 1993. He was a past member of the Kalamazoo Valley Antique Engine and Machinery Club, Kalamazoo, Michigan; St. Joe Valley Old Engine Assn. Inc., Jones, Michigan; and North East Indiana Steam and Gas Assn., La Grange, Indiana.
He enjoyed tinkering with his old engines, six John Deere tractors and exhibiting them at the above shows, as well as attending many other shows in Michigan and northern Indiana. Although in declining health, he was able to attend several shows in 1992.
He was employed by E. W. Bliss Company, Hastings, Michigan for over thirty years. A veteran of World War II, he was buried in the Fort Custer Military Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan, with Military Honors. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Hastings, Michigan. He is survived by a son, stepdaughter, and several grandchildren.
Submitted by his brother, Howard Brovont, 62954 CR 15, Goshen, Indiana 42526.
KATHRYN M. KUHL, age 74, died February 1, 1993 at the Lutheran Home in Frankenmuth, Michigan, following a lengthy illness. She was born July 6, 1918 in Unionville, Michigan, daughter of the late John and Mary (Horich) Kruse. She married William C. Kuhl in 1940.
Kathryn was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing and its Mary Martha Guild.
Surviving besides her husband are one daughter and son-in-law, Jean and John G. Smith, of Troy; granddaughters Andrea and Eryka Smith; five sisters, and several nieces and nephews. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
Submitted by William C. Kuhl, 464 S. 5th St., Sebewaing, Michigan 48759.
N. B. 'DOC' BUTLER, age 62, Rt. #1, Walnut, Kansas, died November 12, 1992 of a massive heart attack.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine, three sons, four daughters and 11 grandchildren. One son preceded him in death in March, 1.990.
Doc was a member and director of the Southeast Kansas Old Time Gas Engine and Tractor Club of Pittsburg, Kansas.
He was a farmer, and had worked for 23 years at the Kansas Army Ammunitions Plant at Parsons Kansas before retiring in June, 1990.
He was a collector and restorer of antique engines, including a large Maytag collection. He loved Gas Engine Magazine.
Submitted by his wife, Mrs. Katherine Butler, R.R. 1, Box 74, Walnut, Kansas 66780-9105.
LARRY D. HOCHSTEIN., of Wynot, Nebraska, passed away in his sleep on February 5, 1993.
Larry, age 55, collected and restored old gas engines, cast iron seats, and' especially enjoyed collecting and restoring Maytag engines and Maytag items. He was a member of the Cast Iron Seat Club and one of the directors of the Maytag Collector's Club. He enjoyed helping fellow collectors find out information about their 'toys.'
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Arlyce; daughters Barb Dickinson and Carol Esser; sons Dave and Mike; his parents and two grandchildren.
He will be missed by his family, friends, and fellow engine collectors.
Submitted by the family of Larry Hochstein, P.O. Box 155, Wynot, Nebraska 68792.