| February/March 1987

  • Memoriam

  • Memoriam

GEORGE E. METSKER, of Route 3, Augusta, Kansas, passed away on November 17, 1986, having been sick only a few months with cancer. George loved antiques of all kinds but dealt mostly in one horse farm machinery and old farm wrenches. He also was a judge for the Iowa State Fair Tractor Pull for several years and was well known for his fairness in all classes of tractor pulling. He had many antique loving friends all over the middle west and will be greatly missed.

Submitted by members of the Kansas and Oklahoma Steam and Gas Engine Association, Marshall Futhey, Route 1, Box 202, Rose Hill, Kansas, and Max Lemon, Wichita, Kansas.

MARVIN G. FUNDERBURK, passed away October 13, 1986, at age 71. A lifelong resident of Union County, North Carolina, he was an avid collector of antique engines and farm machinery.

For many years Marvin and his wife, Lilia, hosted the Early Days Farm Show at their home where they also operated the Early Days Farm Museum.

Marvin was a generous man with plenty of warm smiles and kind words for everyone he met. Those of us who had the pleasure of knowing Marvin will miss him and his wisdom and wit in the years to come.

The man is gone, but the love's still here,With the turning of each gear; For each time the flywheels turned, There is a lesson to be learned.