ERNEST R. SCHMIDT, 77, died suddenly July 22, 1992 at his home in Fremont, Nebraska. He was well known in eastern Neb., S. D., and western Ia. for his collection of gas engines and tractors. He had a great ability to repair and make parts for his engines and did beautiful painting and restoring. His favorite engine was his little 3/4 HP inverted Pierce engine. Ernie's 1920 Huber tractor was used as a memorial to him at Papio Valley Threshing Day in Bennington, Neb. on July 26,1992. Ernie had attended this show since its beginning. He will be missed by many friends.Submitted by close friend and traveling companion 'Chip' Kinport, 1834 E. 1st, Fremont, Nebraska 68025.