| December/January 1988

  • Memoriam

  • Memoriam

Pinconning, Michigan passed away after a lengthy illness on September 8, 1988.

As most GEM readers know, Wayne had submitted many articles to various magazines through the years. Because of these articles he obtained many friends throughout the country and we can think of no better way to let everyone know of his passing.

Wayne was an International Harvester dealer from 1945 through 1963 and collected many pieces of literature on all brands of equipment. He exhibited portions of his collection at various shows and sold some of the literature to interested parties. He generously offered a lot of advice, stories and information to anyone who asked. He will be missed by us all.

Submitted by Mrs. Phyllis E. Jacobs, 220 N. Water St., Pinconning, Michigan 48650.

JOSEPH M. FAHNESTOCK, 76, a good and beloved friend of thousands of steam men, tractor men, and engine men, passed away September 27, 1988. He will be sadly missed by all who were privileged to know him, and happily remembered through his writings in Iron Men Album, Gas Engine Magazine, and Engineers and Engines.

Joe and his 'Joe Dear' tractor have been a familiar sight at Darke County Steam Threshers, Miami Valley Steam Threshers, Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor Association of Portland, Indiana, and Poor Farmer's Campsite, Fletcher, Ohio over the years. His gift was in writing about people (Iron Man of the Month, Sparkplug of the Month, etc.), and through them Joe has preserved their machinery and experiences for all of us to enjoy.