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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
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 original layout and named after him.
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.
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 original layout and insured that it was built to last.
Derek M. Piaskowski
1985 - 2002
father into model railroading and enjoyed it very much. Trains
fascinated him when he was very young. Sadly, his father left us in
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 R. Piaskowski
1951 - 2014
Terry was one of our founding members who wrote our Constitution and By Laws. He 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.
Carter S Pawlus
1929 - 2018
was a long time member and past President who guided us through some of
our earlier years. He was instrumental in helping us acquire our
current building. His
wisdom and sense of humor was appreciated. The main display room was
dedicated to him. As he said many times, he is "Welcome to train heaven". He is greatly missed.
Gone, but never forgotten
Updated January 26, 2019