LAWRENCE BROVONT, 77, of Hastings, Michigan, died February 1,
1993. He was a past member of the Kalamazoo Valley Antique Engine
and Machinery Club, Kalamazoo, Michigan; St. Joe Valley Old Engine
Assn. Inc., Jones, Michigan; and North East Indiana Steam and Gas
Assn., La Grange, Indiana.
He enjoyed tinkering with his old engines, six John Deere
tractors and exhibiting them at the above shows, as well as
attending many other shows in Michigan and northern Indiana.
Although in declining health, he was able to attend several shows
He was employed by E. W. Bliss Company, Hastings, Michigan for
over thirty years. A veteran of World War II, he was buried in the
Fort Custer Military Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan, with
Military Honors. He was a member of the First Baptist Church,
Hastings, Michigan. He is survived by a son, stepdaughter, and
Submitted by his brother, Howard Brovont, 62954 CR 15, Goshen,
KATHRYN M. KUHL, age 74, died February 1, 1993 at the Lutheran
Home in Frankenmuth, Michigan, following a lengthy illness. She was
born July 6, 1918 in Unionville, Michigan, daughter of the late
John and Mary (Horich) Kruse. She married William C. Kuhl in
Kathryn was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in
Sebewaing and its Mary Martha Guild.
Surviving besides her husband are one daughter and son-in-law,
Jean and John G. Smith, of Troy; granddaughters Andrea and Eryka
Smith; five sisters, and several nieces and nephews. One brother
and one sister preceded her in death.
Submitted by William C. Kuhl, 464 S. 5th St., Sebewaing,
N. B. ‘DOC’ BUTLER, age 62, Rt. #1, Walnut, Kansas, died
November 12, 1992 of a massive heart attack.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine, three sons, four
daughters and 11 grandchildren. One son preceded him in death in
Doc was a member and director of the Southeast Kansas Old Time
Gas Engine and Tractor Club of Pittsburg, Kansas.
He was a farmer, and had worked for 23 years at the Kansas Army
Ammunitions Plant at Parsons Kansas before retiring in June,
He was a collector and restorer of antique engines, including a
large Maytag collection. He loved Gas Engine Magazine.
Submitted by his wife, Mrs. Katherine Butler, R.R. 1, Box 74,
Walnut, Kansas 66780-9105.
LARRY D. HOCHSTEIN., of Wynot, Nebraska, passed away in his
sleep on February 5, 1993.
Larry, age 55, collected and restored old gas engines, cast iron
seats, and’ especially enjoyed collecting and restoring Maytag
engines and Maytag items. He was a member of the Cast Iron Seat
Club and one of the directors of the Maytag Collector’s Club.
He enjoyed helping fellow collectors find out information about
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Arlyce; daughters Barb
Dickinson and Carol Esser; sons Dave and Mike; his parents and two
He will be missed by his family, friends, and fellow engine
Submitted by the family of Larry Hochstein, P.O. Box 155, Wynot,