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| March/April 1999

EUGENE (GENE) A. SULLIVAN of Redwing, Minnesota, passed away December 1, 1998. He is survived by his wife Shirley, a daughter Barbara, his parents, Gaylord and Inez, and a brother, Jerome, and sister-in-law Mary.

He served in the US Army in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970. He then worked for Conagra Flour Mill in Hastings, Minnesota. He enjoyed racing stock cars for several years, and then began collecting gas engines and tractors, as his father had done.

Gene was past president of the Maytag Collectors Club. He loved the hobby and had a great number of friends from the many shows he and his family attended each year. Gene always had an excellent display of restored John Deere and Maytag engines, also toys and memorabilia. Each year, in February, Gene wanted to break up the cold winter here in Minnesota by hosting a collectors' get-together in his nice heated shop. There would be 50 to 75 people show up and bring something of interest to share with fellow collectors and spend an enjoyable day visiting.

Gene will be sadly missed by all his friends and family.

Submitted by fellow collector and friend, Bob Geiken, 209 West 9th St. Hastings, Minnesota 55033.

A charter member of the Antique Engine, Tractor and Toy Club of Eastern Pennsylvania, MELVIN E. RIEHL died on Sunday, June 23, 1998, in the Hershey, Pennsylvania, Medical Center. He had been in that hospital since November 1997, received a heart transplant on Easter Sunday, 1998, and was recuperating at his home in Strausstown, Pennsylvania. However, complications set in, a week before his death, and his passing was a shock to all.


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