IN MEMORIAM

By Staff

CLYDE SLATER, ‘JR.’ age 49, of Blue Summit, Missouri,
passed away June 30. He had lived in Oak Grove and was a member of
Sni Valley Antique Machinery Association.

He was a big help at our shows and always willing to work. The
club and his friends will miss him.

Submitted by: Keith Borland, R.R. #1, Lone Jack, MO 64070.

VIRGIL GERDES, RR #4, Morrison, Illinois, passed away April 29,
1987 at age 80. Mr. Gerdes was a pioneer of the art of tractor
pulling with old tractors in Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa.
Many times his Case tractors came home with trophies.

He was an active member of Antique Engine and Tractor
Association, Inc. of Atkinson, IL and past secy/treasurer.

He will be missed for his hours of old time stories of his young
days.

Submitted by. John W. Boyers, past president of Antique Engine
and Tractor Association, Inc. of Atkinson, Illinois.

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