ELLSWORTH WEILAND of Sandusky, Ohio, passed away on May 6 at the
age of 72, of an apparent heart attack.
He was a machinist and a collector of gas engines and light
plants. He had a shop in which he enjoyed working and fixing and
restoring things. He enjoyed going to Portland, Indiana, where he
would take gas engines and camp there. He also would go to
Pennsylvania to the swap meet and find all sorts of goodies. He
made new friends and was well liked by all who knew him. He is
Submitted by his brother, Denver Weiland.
MIKE G. JANZEN passed away from an apparent heart attack on
March 21, 1987, at the age of 71. Mike was an avid engine
collector, restorer for many years and amassed a nice collection of
stationary gas engines and tractors. He has exhibited his engines
at many shows and his fine engines will be missed by all.
Mike was a life long resident of South Dakota. After retiring,
he and his wife, Elda, moved to Bridgewater where he not only
continued his engine hobby but helped in civic affairs by serving
on the City Council.
Mike will be missed by his wife, 7 children, 21 grandchildren
and also by his many friends and engine enthusiasts who enjoyed his
hobby with him.
Submitted by Wayne Schmidt, friend and nephew.
TANNER LYNN MILLER, 5 year old son of Lynn and Debra Roy Miller
died by drowning in a swollen creek on April 16, 1987.
He was a very attractive and intelligent little boy, and was a
member of the Salomon Valley Antique Association of Stockton,
Kansas. He was also a member of a bluegrass group, the Bou Creek
His grandfather and grandmother Roy gave him a restored H John
Deere. He knew an H from other John Deeres, and loved
tractors-especially green ones. He and his grandfather were
planning on working to make it topnotch; you can bet my dad will do
just that and more in memory of him.
Our family wants to thank all of the organizations and
collectors for all of the cards, memorials and flowers. We love you
Submitted by Uncle Craig J. Roy, 1513 Beach, Salina, KS
LESTER F. ‘MIKE’ HONEY-MAN died February 1, 1987. He
will be missed by all who knew him; he will be remembered for his
smile. Mike enjoyed the steam and gas engine shows and very much
enjoyed exhibiting his gas engines. All of Mike’s engines will
be kept in the family.
Submitted by his wife, Mrs. Lester F. Honeyman, 1997 LeFevre
Rd., Troy, Oho 45373.