TONY AUSDEMORE of Neola, Iowa, died May 19, 1982 at the age of 84. He was a life long farmer in the Midwest and in his retirement years had acquired a collection of small gas engines. Many of them he restored and he would stand back with a big grin after starting up about ten of them for his grandsons. He loved attending steam threshing shows and I guess I won’t ever see or attend one of these shows without thinking of Dad.
Submitted by Walter E. Ausdemore, Route 3, Box 32, Neolo, Iowa 51559.
RUSSELL GINNOW, age 61, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, passed away April 20, 1982, being in failing health for about a year and a half.
He was well known throughout Wisconsin, having attended many engine shows and exhibited many of his fine engines at various activities and engine meets. He was a genius in his line of work as a machinist.
He was never too busy to help someone out with a gas engine problem.
He was an active member of the Winnebago County Conservation Club where he was on the Board of Directors and was in charge of the Minne Tractor Pulls.
Russ enjoyed working with the young boys and men in the various minne tractor pulls where his son and friends participated.
Russ was an inspiration to all ‘us’ engine nuts and we know he will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Submitted by Lester Wachholz, 1510 W. Nekimi Avenue, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901.
ROBERT W. LOGAN of 91 Misty Meadows Road, Winter Haven, Florida, died December 12, 1981 after a lingering illness. Bob was 69 years old. Services were conducted by the Rev. Bruce Ogle at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Imperial, Pennsylvania, where Bob had been an active member before retiring to Florida. Among other positions he had sung in the choir for over 50 years.
He was a good friend and fine showman exhibiting gas engines at Portersville, Pennsylvania; Stump-town, Ohio; Sistersville, West Virginia; Washington County, Pennsylvania; Ohio Valley Flywheelers at Cadiz, Ohio and he was also a member of the Florida Flywheelers of Zolfo Springs, Florida.
Bob’s friendliness and fellowship will be greatly missed by his many gas and antique show friends and his family.
Submitted by Paul E. Boehm, Baden, Pennsylvania 15005.
FLOYD THOMPSON of Victor, Montana, passed away February 22, 1982 after a long bout with cancer. He enjoyed antique tractors and gas engines. His favorites were John Deere. He seemed happiest when working on his ‘old Iron.’ He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Submitted by son, Warren Thompson, 1623 W. Central, Missoula, Montana 59801.
HARVEY CARIS passed away on March 23, 1982. He was 66 years old. He was a retired tractor mechanic, having been at the occupation for 40 years. He was an old tractor collector and was a subscriber to Gas Engine Magazine since the first issue.
He was a faithful attendant at the local steam shows for the past 20 years. He was a very active member in the antique farm machinery display at the local county fair for the past 20 years. He was always willing to lend a helping hand.
He lived in Fremont, Ohio, all his life. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and the ‘steam gang.’
Submitted by son, Ken Caris, 419 Ohio Avenue, Fremont, Ohio 43420.
ROLLAND E. MAXWELL, 81, of R.R. 4, Huntington, Indiana died recently. He had written many articles for GEM over the years. He will be sadly missed by all.
Submitted by Herb Freedenberger, Jr., 330 W. Main, Butler, Indiana 46721.