We the members of the Wisconsin Steam Engine Club, his family
and friends were saddened by the passing of HARRY A. KUESTER on
October 6, 1990.
His survivors are his wife, Marilyn; two sons, Everett and
Merlin; one daughter, Gloria Buckman; three step children, Jean
Spaulding, Nancy Suchorshi and Edwin Arnold.
He enjoyed restoring old tractors and helping when you need
help. In the last couple years he restored a Co-op Model C, Hass,
Empire, Eagle Six, M.M.B.F., English Fordson. He will be missed by
all his friends.
Submitted by William J. Schultz , 1319 Wisconsin Ave., New
Holstein, Wisconsin 53061.
FRANK L. LANGSHA W was born August 16, 1905, at Council Grove,
Kansas. He died October 27, 1990 from injuries sustained in an
automobile accident. Survivors include his wife, Etta; a daughter,
Frances Norlin; two sisters; two grandchildren and a
Mr. Langshaw was a member of Central Kansas Flywheels, Inc.,
Tool Collectors, Kiwanis Club, Masonic Lodge No. 60 and Salina
Consistory. He was curator at the Smoky Hill Museum for 16 years,
and he had been purchasing agent for Lee Hardware.
Frank L. Langshaw of 627 West Walnut St., Salina, Kansas died at
the age of 85 but will be remembered as an interesting man people
enjoyed working with. He was a lifetime historian whose passion for
antiques helped keep Salina’s pioneer history alive.
He collected various items, including photos, toys and tools,
but was especially fond of wooden carpentry planes. Often he would
be a magician and perform sleight of hand tricks for groups. We
will miss him!
Submitted by E.D. Lofdahl, President, Central Kansas Flywheels,
1100 West Diamond, Salina, Kansas 67401.
NANCY NICHOLAS, 57, of Maple Valley, Washington passed away on
November 7, 1990 after a short illness. She was a very active
member of gas engine clubs throughout the west coast region of
Washington and Oregon since 1975. She was a stockholder in the
Brooks Antique Power-land Association. As a willing volunteer, she
participated in such club activities as newsletter editor, fund
raiser, Christmas party chairperson, ticket and raffle sales, and a
host of other tasks associated with the hobby.
Nancy’s generosity was not limited to the gas engine hobby.
She was a Red Cross volunteer who helped out in local, national and
international emergencies. In addition, she spent much of her time
in support of the Maple Valley and Black Diamond Historical
Societies, the Community Center, local food bank and the area
volunteer fire department.
The gas engine family from Brooks Oregon, antique Powerland
north to the Canadian border near Lynden, Washington, including
fellow members of Early Day Gas Engine branches 15, 20 and 26, have
lost a true friend who will be sorely missed.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Dan; daughter Cindy and son
Submitted by Gene Brady, P.O. Box 495, Manchester, Washington
MR. CHARLES STEWART (STEVE) CHURCH of West Jefferson, North
Carolina, formerly of Boone, North Carolina, passed away September
He was very instrumental in organizing the club known as
Carolina Fly-Wheelers. He also served as the club’s first
president. Although he had not been active in the club in recent
years, he made many friends among engine collectors in the
He was a member of Old Fields Baptist Church near West
Jefferson, North Carolina.
Surviving are three daughters and one son. He will be greatly
missed by his family and many friends.
MR. AND MRS. ROY HOLDER of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, were
killed in an automobile accident on October 15, 1990. Mr. Holder
was a charter member of Carolina Fly-Wheelers Club. Surviving are
The Holders will be greatly missed.
Submitted by Mack Hodges, Secretary, Carolina Fly-Wheelers, Rt.
5, Box 399, Boone, North Carolina 28607.
EDGAR D. FLOWERS (POSEY) passed into the land of the ‘Golden
Whistles’ October 11, 1990. Born October 20, 1903, near New
Athens, Ohio, he was the son of W.R. and Alice Dickerson Flowers.
He is survived by one son, William; four granddaughters, Karen
Carlier, Charlene Miller, Cheryl Ludwig and Lori Applegarth; and
nine great-grandchildren. His wife, Golda Beck Flowers, preceded
him in death.
He was a member of Dickerson Methodist Church. He was active in
steam and gas engine shows in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia,
with the Stumptown Steam Threshers and the Ohio Valley Flywheels
(Barrett School) being his home shows. He spent many days helping
establish the present Stumptown show grounds, buildings, etc. For
several years, he shelled corn to grind into cornmeal from the
‘rodent free’ corn crib.
He had a long love for steam engines but never had the
opportunity to handle one until he retired and bought the 24 HP
Greyhound. This led to a love for gas engines and tractors. His
last 20 years were devoted to the hobby.
He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Submitted by his son, William Flowers, Secretary, Stumptown