62, of Sterling, Connecticut, formerly of Griswold, Connecticut,
died October 3, 2000 at the William W. Backus Hospital, Norwich,
He was the husband of Carol Muller Boileau. He was born November
7, 1937, in Norwich, a son of Eugene J. Sr. and Mary Patricia Souza
Mr. Boileau lived in Griswold for 38 years, moving to Sterling a
year ago. He was a first sergeant in the Connecticut Army National
Guard. He was employed by the State Department of Transportation
for 38 years, retiring in 1992.
He was a charter member of the Quinebaug Valley Engineers
Association, and was well known for his restoration of gasoline
engines and tractors.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Kenneth E.
Boileau of Sterling, and Mitchell Boileau and Daniel B. Boileau,
both of Griswold; a daughter, Deanna L. Boileau-Hall of North
Stonington; and seven grandchildren.
He was well known and well respected and will be sorely missed.
Submitted by Richard Babbitt, President of Quinebaug Valley
Engineers Association, 1571 Glasgo Road, Voluntown, CT
JOHN SELL, Age 95, of New Holstein, Wisconsin, and formerly of
Brillion, Wisconsin, passed away on September 12, 2000.
He was born January 16, 1905 in the Town of Charleston, son of
the late Anton and Elizabeth (Braun) Sell.
He farmed on the home farm, drove school bus, was a mechanic for
the John Stadtmueller Implement Dealer in Chilton, worked at
Saunders Trucking Company in Brillion and fixed bicycles for many
years after he retired. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church
in Brillion and the Calumet Company Steam Engine Club. He enjoyed
building model threshers and steam engines.
John is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law; two
brothers and two sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
Submitted by Russ Abendroth, N. 2178 Municipal Drive,
Greenville, Wisconsin 54942.
STERLING G. ZIMMERMAN, 4590 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli,
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, died September 21, 2000 at 79 years of
He was the founder and first president of the Antique Engine,
Tractor and Farm Toy Club, organized in 1985. Twenty years prior,
in 1965, he was also the founder and first president of the
Ontelaunee Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. He was
also a noted speaker at Pennsylvania German gatherings, and was
active in many organizations that promote and preserve the ways and
customs of the Pennsylvania German farmers and their families of
He had an extensive collection of old engines and farm
equipment, including tractors, horse-drawn wagons, plus an
extensive collection of antique autos and trucks.
He and his late wife, Florence, owned and operated the Werleys
Corner Hotel, as well as having a farming and cattle operation
He was predeceased by his wife, Florence, and a son, Kenneth. He
is survived by a daughter, Gloria, administrator of the Lehigh
County Home for the Aged in Allentown, PA.
Sterling will be missed by all who knew him, especially in all
the organizations he was actively involved over his lifetime.
Submitted by David C. Semmel, secretary-treasurer of the
Antique Engine, Tractor and Toy Club.