| January/February 1992

GLENN JOHNSON of Gibson City, Illinois died March 18, 1991 at the age of 63. He was a farmer and mechanic in the Melvin and Gibson City area.

Glenn attended many of the gas engine shows in Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Submitted by Dave Boomgarden, RR 1, Box 282, Chatsworth, IL 60921.

LUDWIG RACEK of Canon City, Colorado died August 21, 1991 at the age of 89. He was born in Wullersdorf, Austria and came to the United States when he was seven years old, living most of his life in Wisconsin. Upon retirement he moved to the Yuma, Arizona area and 18 years ago moved to Colorado.

As a young man he worked at the Wisconsin Tractor Co. in Sauk City, Wisconsin, where he assembled the last of the Wisconsin tractors.

In the middle 30's he was instrumental in the design of a quick change engine mounting used in the Grass-Premier cab over engine trucks which enabled an engine change to be made in approximately 40 minutes.


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