| January/February 1984

The Bluegrass Steam and Gas Engine Association regrets to announce the passing of one of its most important members, Mr. Ruel Yates. He passed away August 8, 1983 after suffering two heart attacks. Ruel was known far and wide as the Engine Doc. Our Club will miss him as will the many others who knew him. I will personally miss him because he was my friend.

Submitted by Carroll Tracy, Secretary, Bluegrass Steam & Gas Engine Association.

ALTON M. WANGEN died October 24, 1983, at the age of 53. Death was due to natural causes, but very unexpected, as he had driven his school bus route and died shortly after. He was born on July 25, 1930, in the town of Christiana, Vernon County, Wisconsin. He married Sylvia Davidson on October 12, 1949.

Wangen was a farmer and had been a milk hauler for the Westby Co-op Creamery for the past 14 years. He also was a bus driver for the Westby School District. He was a faithful member of the Coulee Antique Engine Club and a collector of engines.

Submitted by Wilmer Homstad, Sec-Treas Coulee Antique Engine Club.

OLE S. RUDSER, 65, Viroqua, Wisconsin, died August 20 at his home, He was a farmer in the town of Harmony until 1972 when he moved to Viroqua, and for many years displayed his expertly-restored model A Ford and engines.


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