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PATRICIA ELLEN ‘PAT’ ATTEBERRY died December 9, 1992.
She is survived by her husband, W. C. ‘Chady’ Atteberry,
and daughters Barbara and Beverly.

We in engine land have lost a great lady. Pat has worked
tirelessly to promote our steam and tractor show at Pawnee,
Oklahoma, and all things concerning the old engines.

I can remember her sharp tongue when I did the wrong thing, but
mostly I remember a heart full of compassion, help, and
understanding when things didn’t work out as I had planned.

To me Pat was one of the most precious things a person can have.
She was my friend. When I was down, her hand was always out to pick
me up. She. always told me, ‘You do the best you can, and that
is all anyone can expect.’

I feel we can lay Pat to rest with the words, ‘Well Done
Thou Good and Faithful Servant.’

Submitted by Herb Little, President, and Oklahoma Steam
Threshing and Gas Engine Association, Inc., and Dot Fry, Secretary,
Rt 1, Box 533J, Newalla, Oklahoma 74857.

RALPH A. COLE, 52, of Leland, Illinois, passed away November

Ralph was born January 22, 1940 in Charleston, Illinois, to
Robert and Olive (Courtney) Cole. He married Kathleen Brown on
April 23,1978 in Scales Mound, Illinois. He was employed at
Caterpillar Tractor Company, Aurora, for 30 years. He was a member
of the United Methodist Church of Leland and a member and past
secretary of the Sandwich Early Day Engine Club.

Ralph was a collector of buggies and engines, and his display
was a cornerstone of the Antique Farm Machinery Display at the
Sandwich Fair. He was always ready to lend a helping hand or some
useful advice. He was a valued member of our club, and his smiling
face and quick wit will be missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, two sons, seven
brothers and five sisters.

Submitted by Ray Forrer, Sec, Sandwich Early Day Engine Club,
105 North St., Box 43, Somonauk, Illinois 60552.

DAVID STANLEY RITCHIE, 51, of 115 Ashby St., Bridgewater,
Virginia died July 4, 1992 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He had just
returned from the Blue Ridge Steam and Gas Show at Grottoes,

David was a charter member of the Blue Ridge Steam and Gas
Association, Tri-County Antique Car Club, and Eureka Lodge No. 195
AF and AM of Bridgewater, Virginia.

He married Jeanette Sharp on May 29, 1964. In addition to his
wife, he is survived by his mother, Bertha Ritchie Baker; a
daughter, Delores M. Simmons; a son, Terry L. Ritchie; and two

He will be missed by members of the Blue Ridge Steam and Gas
Association. I will miss attending shows with him, but I am
grateful for all the fun and family times we shared.

Submitted by Walter Fansler, 400 Bruce Street, Bridgewater,
Virginia 22812.

WALLACE LOWRIE of R.R. 6, Forest, Ontario, Canada, aged 82,
passed away at Strathroy Hospital on September 23, 1992. His wife,
Doris Lowrie, died in 1988. He is survived by a son, Gary, and a
daughter, Barbara Tomlison; a sister, Phyllis Shoff; and six
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The Lowries were active members of the Western Ontario Steam

Wallace and Gary restored tractors and gas engines. Their
favorite tractor was a Waterloo Boy which they restored back in the
1960s. They had displayed it at our show each year since.

Wallace was an honorary life member of the Western Ontario Steam
Threshers. He served as president during the years of 1968 and
1969. He will be missed by his family and his many friends.

Submitted by Francis Peers, 29 North River Rd., Wallaceburg,
Ontario, Canada N8A4R3.

EDWARD J. ‘TED’ WORRALL of Loma, Montana, died October
24, 1992 from cancer at a Fort Benton nursing home.

Ted was born at Thorne, North Dakota, on June 13, 1913, the son
of George and Cora Worrall. He served in the Navy in World War II
and was a member of Big Sandy American Legion and the V.F.W.

His farming interests north of Loma kept him busy, besides
attending steam engine shows. Ted was active in establishing the
Montana State Agriculture Museum in Fort Benton, Montana. He
generously helped many tractor collectors and museums in their
restoration projects with his knowledge and information from his
large collection of machinery instruction manuals and parts

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Florence; a son, Jay; a
daughter, Jeanette Schultz; a sister, two brothers and five

Ted will be missed by his family and his many friends.

Submitted by Carl Mehmke, Highwood Rt., Box 88, Great Falls,
Montana 59405.

LAWRENCE W. ‘LARRY’ ROMBLOM was born October 11, 1918 at
Cheboygan, Michigan, and died November 5, 1992, at Waukesha
Memorial Hospital.

A Waukesha resident, he was a member of the Evangelical Convent
Church in Milwaukee, Linde Lodge 492, and the Swedish American
Historical Society. He was a service engineer for the Pure Pak
Division of Ex-Cell-O Corp. for 42 years, before retiring in

He is survived by his wife, Vera; sons Edward and Raymond P.;
six grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.

Larry was a collector of gas and marine engines, antique tools,
old books, etc. He will be missed by all of the wonderful people
that attend the engine shows.

Submitted by Vera Romblom, 1027 Summit Ave., Waukesha, Wisconsin

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