IN MEMORIAM

By Staff
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CHARLES OUIMET, 74, Route 1, Gilman, Town of Colburn, died
November 11, 1995.

Charles was born the son of Charles and Genevieve (Thomas)
Ouimet August 21, 1921, in the town of Colburn, Chippewa County. He
married Madeline Barden November 12, 1957.

Charles was a US Army veteran of World War II and had worked for
the Chippewa Valley Electric Cooperative in Cornell for 38 years
until retiring in 1985. He was a 50 year member of the Cornell
American Legion Post No. 353.

He is survived by his wife, Madeline; three sisters, Ruth Hoag,
Geraldine Miner and Carol Mae (Richard) Blaske, all of Palmyra;
aunts, and several nieces and nephews.

Submitted by Madeline S. Oimet, RR 1, Box 224,
Gilman, Wisconsin 54433.

In our January issue we printed an obituary of JAMES J.
JOHANNSEN in which we said in error that he was a resident of
Marysville, Washington. Mr. Johannsen had lived in Huron, South
Dakota, and we regret any inconvenience our error may have
caused.

WILLARD W. WILKS, age 74, of Brinkley and Hunter, Arizona, died
Saturday, November 11, 1995, while deer hunting.

He was born July 3, 1921, in Ulm to the late Henry and Pearl
Fricker Wilks.

He moved to the Hunter area in 193 9 where he began farming with
his father.

He was an original member of Producer’s Rice Mill in
Stuttgart. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in
Brinkley and was a collector of antique farm equipment gas
engines.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, whom he married February
14,1947, in Ulm; one son, Henry Wilks and his wife Debbie of
Marianna; and two grandchildren.

Submitted by Henry Wilks, Rt. 2, Box 221, Brinkley, 
Arizona 72021.

CLARENCE H. OBERHELL-MANN, 89, of Warrenton, Missouri, passed
away on December 19, 1995, after a short illness.

Clarence was retired after a career in fanning and in sales for
the Farmers Mutual Insurance. He is survived by his wife Lillian,
one daughter, Judy; two grandchildren; and one sister.

Clarence was involved in the activities of his church, his
community, and with the Peace Corps Heifer Project in Equador.

He was one of the founding members of the Warren County Old
Threshers Association. Clarence served in all the offices and
committees for the Threshers. In 1978 he was instrumental in
starting the first Warren County Old Thresher Show.

Clarence had a vision that the Threshers should have a museum to
preserve our agricultural heritage. He and his family donated the
land to build the museum. The Threshers had many projects to raise
the fund to build a building. The building was completed in 1993
and it was called the Agricultural Heritage Museum. At this point
Clarence donated his extensive collection of tractors, engines and
implements to the Warren County Threshers for the museum. Due to
Clarence’s foresight the museum captures a portion of our
history that would have been lost.

It would be hard to fill Clarence’s shoes in the
organization. He will be missed by everyone.

Submitted by Eugene Lapointe, secretary,  Agricultural
Heritage Museum.

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