Pinconning, Michigan passed away after a lengthy illness on
September 8, 1988.
As most GEM readers know, Wayne had submitted many articles to
various magazines through the years. Because of these articles he
obtained many friends throughout the country and we can think of no
better way to let everyone know of his passing.
Wayne was an International Harvester dealer from 1945 through
1963 and collected many pieces of literature on all brands of
equipment. He exhibited portions of his collection at various shows
and sold some of the literature to interested parties. He
generously offered a lot of advice, stories and information to
anyone who asked. He will be missed by us all.
Submitted by Mrs. Phyllis E. Jacobs, 220 N. Water St.,
Pinconning, Michigan 48650.
JOSEPH M. FAHNESTOCK, 76, a good and beloved friend of thousands
of steam men, tractor men, and engine men, passed away September
27, 1988. He will be sadly missed by all who were privileged to
know him, and happily remembered through his writings in Iron Men
Album, Gas Engine Magazine, and Engineers and Engines.
Joe and his ‘Joe Dear’ tractor have been a familiar
sight at Darke County Steam Threshers, Miami Valley Steam
Threshers, Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor Association of
Portland, Indiana, and Poor Farmer’s Campsite, Fletcher, Ohio
over the years. His gift was in writing about people (Iron Man of
the Month, Sparkplug of the Month, etc.), and through them Joe has
preserved their machinery and experiences for all of us to
Joe’s wife, Pat, was always on the back seat of the ‘Joe
Dear.’ I am sure she would appreciate a postcard from some of
his friends, or maybe a contribution to the American Cancer Society
in Joe’s memory. Her address is: Mrs. Pat Fahnestock, 1819
LeFever Road, Troy, Ohio 45373.
Submitted by: Ed Hufnal, 208 Penn Road, Troy, Ohio
JIMMY SCHMAUCH of Kalispell, Montana passed away at age 70 on
August 30, 1988. Jimmy was a blacksmith, and to walk into his shop
would thrill anyone involved in our hobby. His restored 1912 45 HP
Case traction engine and his other numerous antique gas tractors
were a great source of pride to him. Jimmy was always ready with a
hand, a smile, and a wink for his friends.,
I enclose these words from his memorial services. I don’t
know if they have ever been printed in GEM before, but they are so
apropos for Jimmy and for us all:
My sledge and hammer lay reclined My bellows, too, have lost
their wind My fire’s extinct, my forge decayed And in the dust
my vice is laid My coal is spent, my iron gone My nails are
driven-my work is done.
We’ll miss you, Jimmy. Submitted by Doug McDougall, 2245
Hwy 2 W., Kalispell, Montana 59901.
MARGARET (PEG) SCHERMERHORN came to us from England as a war
bride and was an active. member of our club. Peg’s untimely
death came August 12th, 1988 after a short illness.
She was truly a lady of many talents including sewing, knitting
and beautiful quilts. She was a friendly, sincere person ready to
give a helping hand and is greatly missed. Her joy was the
Submitted by Helen R. Samson, Southern Tier Gas and Steam
Engine Club, R. D. 1, Box 15, Whitney Point, New York
In memory of our dear friend, MR. VICTOR KATTINE: ‘Vic’,
as everyone knew him, was born March 23, 1903, died June 11, 1988.
Vic was a retired farmer. Also he formerly operated a farm
equipment repair shop in Russellville, Ohio. He was a charter
member of the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show, Inc. From the
very first and up until the last few years he was active in the
Vic is survived by his dear wife Lela, two nieces and a nephew,
of Russellville. He will be sadly missed by his many friends of the
Submitted by John Metcalfe, 5799 Richland dr., Milford, Ohio