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| September/October 1996

  • Memoriam

  • Memoriam

I would like to take time to salute a great guy, GEORGE ERBE of Manona, Iowa.

George and his wife Mary came to the Rock River Thresheree for some thirty years. If you never ran across George you missed talking to a great guy! George had his own welding, machine shop and was very good at his trade. Over the years he started making scale model tractors and a scale model tractor and trailer. As his collection grew he had to have someone haul it to shows. He asked his daughter Connie and son-in-law Jim to do the hauling as they own a trucking business.

George came through an operation well but his body was worn out. He passed away May 30, 1996, age 75 years and 6 days.

Submitted by Donald B. Lux, 2444 County Highway J, Janesville, Wisconsin 53546-8758.

A. L. 'SPEED' ROE, a lifetime member of the Farmers' Antique Tractor and Engine Association of Adrian, Michigan, attended his last show at the age of 81. This was one month prior to his death at his Tecumseh, Michigan, home on June 15, 1996.

Speed showed his prized 13 HP double-drum riding lawn roller that was completed in 1995. He liked to say, 'I engineered it and my wife, family and friends built it.'


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