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Over the years, this Society has been blessed with so many dedicated members. In recent years, the Society has lost some of it's valued members who have given so much

Members who have passed away

Dave Trempe

David H. (Dave) Trempe

1946 - 1998

Dave was an avid rail fan and fond of coal hauling activities, particularly around our local power plant. In his memory, a replica of that power plant was constructed on the Lodge layout and named after him.

Lin Pool

Elinor A. (Lin) Pool 

1943 - 2001

Lin was also fond of traveling by rail and enjoyed sharing her husbands hobby. She helped out at fund raising activities and was instrumental in obtaining tax exempt status for our property.

Al Wagner

Alden A. (Al) Wagner

1943 -  2001

Al was a modeler who enjoyed intricate detail. His circus modules, recently revitalized featuring over 500 figures get set up at every show we attend. His carpentry skills came into play when we started construction on our current layout and insured that it was built to last.

Derek Piaskowski

Derek M. Piaskowski

1985 - 2002

Derek followed his father into model railroading and enjoyed it very much. Trains fascinated him when he was very young

 

Jerry Lampe (The Bear)

Jerry A. (The Bear) Lampe

1943 -  2004

The "Bear" He was always there when we needed him. His jaded humor was much enjoyed and envied. His electrical skills came into play when he rewired the building shortly after we purchased it. His many contributions over the years are too numerous to mention, but very much appreciated. He loved rail fanning and was able to visit George Selios' Franklin & South Manchester shortly before he died.

 

 

Joseph L. Windmiller

1932 - 2007

Joe was an avid rail fan, particularly of the Santa Fe railroad, since it operated near where he lived in California for many years. He was often teased about one trip to the Tehachapi Loop where he forgot there was no film in his camera. After retirement he moved to Wisconsin and was instrumental in our early years at the Railroad Museum. He worked on a number of the initial projects building our permanent layout.

Terry Piaskowski

Terry R. Piaskowski

1951 -  2014

Terry was one of our founding members who wrote our Constitution and did extensive research to establish the Society as a non-profit corporation. His modeling skills were much admired, along with his willingness to try almost anything.

 

 

Jerry Thompson

1953 - 2016

Jerry was one of our board members who was the railroad coordinator for the City of Plymouth. He was instrumental in spearheading the effort to restore the long unused line betyween Plymouth and Kohler, and brought the Santa Train to Plymouth two years in a row.

Gone, but never forgotten