| January/February 2001

62, of Sterling, Connecticut, formerly of Griswold, Connecticut, died October 3, 2000 at the William W. Backus Hospital, Norwich, Connecticut.

He was the husband of Carol Muller Boileau. He was born November 7, 1937, in Norwich, a son of Eugene J. Sr. and Mary Patricia Souza Boileau.

Mr. Boileau lived in Griswold for 38 years, moving to Sterling a year ago. He was a first sergeant in the Connecticut Army National Guard. He was employed by the State Department of Transportation for 38 years, retiring in 1992.

He was a charter member of the Quinebaug Valley Engineers Association, and was well known for his restoration of gasoline engines and tractors.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Kenneth E. Boileau of Sterling, and Mitchell Boileau and Daniel B. Boileau, both of Griswold; a daughter, Deanna L. Boileau-Hall of North Stonington; and seven grandchildren.

He was well known and well respected and will be sorely missed. Submitted by Richard Babbitt, President of Quinebaug Valley Engineers Association, 1571 Glasgo Road, Voluntown, CT 06384.

JOHN SELL, Age 95, of New Holstein, Wisconsin, and formerly of Brillion, Wisconsin, passed away on September 12, 2000.

He was born January 16, 1905 in the Town of Charleston, son of the late Anton and Elizabeth (Braun) Sell.

He farmed on the home farm, drove school bus, was a mechanic for the John Stadtmueller Implement Dealer in Chilton, worked at Saunders Trucking Company in Brillion and fixed bicycles for many years after he retired. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Brillion and the Calumet Company Steam Engine Club. He enjoyed building model threshers and steam engines.

John is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law; two brothers and two sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. Submitted by Russ Abendroth, N. 2178 Municipal Drive, Greenville, Wisconsin 54942.

STERLING G. ZIMMERMAN, 4590 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, died September 21, 2000 at 79 years of age.

He was the founder and first president of the Antique Engine, Tractor and Farm Toy Club, organized in 1985. Twenty years prior, in 1965, he was also the founder and first president of the Ontelaunee Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. He was also a noted speaker at Pennsylvania German gatherings, and was active in many organizations that promote and preserve the ways and customs of the Pennsylvania German farmers and their families of prior generations.

He had an extensive collection of old engines and farm equipment, including tractors, horse-drawn wagons, plus an extensive collection of antique autos and trucks.

He and his late wife, Florence, owned and operated the Werleys Corner Hotel, as well as having a farming and cattle operation years ago.

He was predeceased by his wife, Florence, and a son, Kenneth. He is survived by a daughter, Gloria, administrator of the Lehigh County Home for the Aged in Allentown, PA.

Sterling will be missed by all who knew him, especially in all the organizations he was actively involved over his lifetime.
Submitted by David C. Semmel, secretary-treasurer of the Antique Engine, Tractor and Toy Club.


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