2022 MRVSEA A-C Club Meeting Photos

Photos from the 2022 MRVSEA A-C Club Meeting have been added to the Photos page.

  Q2 2022 Club Newsletter Added

The Q2 2022 club newsletter has been added to the Newsletters section. Contact newsletter editor Kevin Bauer if you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter.

  In Memory - Bill Hoeppner

We are saddened to report the passing of charter member Bill Hoeppner (C153). Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hoeppner family.

Albert William “Bill” Hoeppner, 82, of Lexington, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 South St., Lexington, MO, 64067, 660-259-2245. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2022, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Lexington Memory Gardens in Lexington, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Mid-Missouri Tractor Club Scholarship Fund. Memories of Bill and condolences for his family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com or on our Facebook Page.

Bill was born on October 17, 1939, in Lexington, MO, to Albert H. and Alva O. (Woodruff) Hoeppner. He graduated from Mayview High School in 1957. After high school Bill enlisted in the United States Navy serving from 1957 until being honorably discharged in 1960. On June 11, 1961, Bill was united in marriage to Rosalea Karen Lambert in Brookfield, MO, at the Park Baptist Church. They have celebrated 60 wonderful years together. Bill retired after 32 years of service from the Gleaner Combine Plant in Independence, MO. He also farmed for many years. Bill was a member of the Steel Workers Union Local #1958. Bill had a passion for collecting Allis Chalmers Tractors and was a member of the Missouri Allis-Chalmers Club. With that passion, he and Jim Stewart founded the Mid-Missouri Tractor Club in 2009. Bill served as President of the tractor club from 2009-2020. To date the club has well over 100 members. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Bill enjoyed coon hunting. He will be greatly missed.

Bill is survived by his wife, Karen Hoeppner of Lexington, MO; two sons, Mark Allen Hoeppner and Andrew William Hoeppner, both of Lexington, MO; one sister, Norma Mittelhauser of Mayview, MO; two brothers, Wayne Hoeppner and wife, Dorothy of Warsaw, MO and Allen Hoeppner and wife, Becky of Mayview, MO; and many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Ann Hoeppner.

  2022 MO A-C Club Swap Meet - March 4-5

The Missouri Allis-Chalmers Club, Inc.'s 11th Annual All Allis-Chalmers Swap Meet will be held at the Lathrop Antique Show Grounds in Lathrop, Missouri on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, 2022, 8 AM to 5 PM. The event will once again be free - no admission fee and no vendor fee. If it is Allis-Chalmers, it is welcome. This is a rain, snow or shine event. It won't be postponed if there is bad weather, so mark it on your calendar and make plans to join us.

The Lathrop showgrounds are located at 2488 S.E. Highway 33, Lathrop MO 64465. Setup can begin on Thursday afternoon. For more information, or to reserve a vendor spot, contact Randy Grothoff at (573) 690-3033. See lathropantique.net/events for directions.

Please note that there will not be a club meeting at the swap meet this year. The meeting will instead be held at the Boonville show on 9/10/22.

  Auction Notice - March 5, 2022

Thornhill Auction will be conducting an auction for the late Gary Rutherford's (MOAC member C174) A-C collection on Saturday, March 5.

Click here to view the sale bill: https://thornhillauction.com/2022/01/brenda-rutherford-auction-late-gary-rutherford/

  Sealed Bid Toy Auction

The Upper Midwest A-C Club has made a generous donation of three replica toys to the MO A-C Club. We will be auctioning them via a “silent/sealed” bid auction. If you are interested, see the bid form below. You can mail bids to Kevin Bauer at the address listed on the bid from. Bids will be opened during the September MRVSEA show.

2022 MO A-C Club Toy Auction Bid Form




  Q1 2022 Club Newsletter Added

The Q1 2022 club newsletter has been added to the Newsletters section. Contact newsletter editor Kevin Bauer if you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter.

  In Memory - Shirley Grams

Shirley Ann Grams age 74 of Green Isle passed away on Sunday January 23, 2022 at her Home.

Funeral Service will held on Monday January 31, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia with Rev. Matt Schroeder as officiant. Visitation Sunday January 30, 2022 from 4-7 P.M. at the Johnson Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday.

Shirley was born on April 22, 1947 in Reading, PA the daughter of Earl and Esther (Ketner) Shappell. On August 22, 1966 Shirley was united in marriage to Darrell Grams.

Shirley led a full and active life. She enjoyed travelling with her husband of 50+ years, specially to Arizona and Branson, MO. She was the “First Lady” of the Upper Midwest A-C Club and faithfully supported Darrell as the president of their Board of Directors. She delighted in heading across the country in that capacity, to tractor shows and get-togethers. In her leisure time, Shirley enjoyed many hobbies including quilting and embroidery. She was also an accomplished arborist, tending to her many house plants.

Shirley was very proud of her time in the United States Marine Corps. She worked tirelessly to become recognized as a certified Daughter of the American Revolution in 2019. Of all her accomplishments and loves in this life, Shirley’s greatest treasure was her family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the lights of her life.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Esther Shappell; mother-in-law and father-in-law Vivian and Lester Grams; cousin Bonnie Borky; great-grandson Parker Grams; niece Lisa Solarz; Uncle Milton Grams.

Shirley is survived by her loving family: husband Darrell; children Darrell Jr. and Dawn Grams of Arlington, Todd Grams and friend Lori Miller of Cologne, April Grams and special friend Rus Lesniak of Green Isle, Bradley and Brenna Grams of Hamburg, Aaron and Julie Grams of Norwood Young America; grandchildren Courtney (Alby) Foss, Paul Grams, Becca Grams, Erin Grams, Nick Grams, Wyatt Yanisch, Cameron Yanisch, Tyson Grams, Joe Grams, Olivia Grams, Lisa Grams, Hayley Grams, Hunter Grams; great-grandchildren Maci Schauer, Alice Foss, Bryan Lindberg, Ava Foss, Peyton Grams, Nicholas Lindberg; brother Robert and Pauline Shappell of Cedarburg, WI; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Lemoine and Lois Grams, LaVonne and Lloyd Solarz; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Casket Bearers were her grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials accepted will be donated to multiple charities that were close to Shirley’s heart. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. https://www.johnsonfh.com/obituary/shirley-grams

  Recent Donation

We would like to thank the former Vintage Machinery Club in Bowling Green, MO for their recent donation to the MO A-C Club. Their members recently voted to disband and donate a portion of their remaining funds to our club. We appreciate their generosity and consideration.

  2021 Christmas Banquet Photos

Photos from the 2021 Christmas banquet have been added to the Photos page.

  2021 Christmas Banquet and Club Meeting - 12/11/21

The Backer Family has graciously invited us back to their Wise Brothers dealership for our Banquet on Saturday, December 11. Times have CHANGED: doors open at 10am, the meal will be at 12noon, and the meeting at 1pm. A pork steak platter will be available for $12 per person (pay at mealtime); RSVP by December 1 with Randy Grothoff (call or text to 573.690.3033). We will hold elections for a number of Officers and Directors during the Club Meeting. If you would like to serve, contact Michael Crowe (816.898.7277; moacclub@gmail.com).

Toy Auction: Wise Brothers will have a toy auction at 5pm, after our Club Banquet and Meeting. The dealership is at 3361 Old Highway 40, Kingdom City, MO 65262; contact David Backer (573.642.6395) for directions. The Backer Family has supported the Club in many ways including donating the use of a loader at the Swap Meet (a Kubota, but it was orange) and hosting the Club for our Banquet and other fun events like plow days and equipment demonstrations.

  Q4 2021 Club Newsletter Added

The Q4 2021 club newsletter has been added to the Newsletters section. Contact newsletter editor Kevin Bauer if you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter.

  In Memory - Scot Cervenka

Scot was a member of the Upper Midwest A-C Club and a familiar face to those who attend the Orange Spectacular. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cervenka family.

Scot Ben Cervenka, age 58, of Askov, MN formerly of New Prague passed away unexpectedly on October 17, 2021.

Scot was born on September 17, 1963, to Benjamin and Dorothy (Preslicka) Cervenka in New Prague, MN, where he lived until August of 1991. He attended New Prague Schools (K-12) and went on to attend Fairbault Area Technical Institute, specializing in marine and small engines. From there Scot attended Dakota Area Technical Institute completing his certification in heavy equipment mechanics. Scot wanted to put his knowledge to work and opened his own business, Allis Chalmers Sales and Services. On June 16, 1989, Scot married the love of his life Lori Ann Hrabe at St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Patrick, MN. In August of 1991, Scot and Lori made the move to Askov, MN where they lived until Scot’s death. Scot enjoyed spending time in church and sharing God’s love with everyone! He had a passion for hunting throughout his life and passed it down to his children. Scot also shared his passion and knowledge of hunting with all others. He loved taking his wife fishing every chance he had. Scot enjoyed trap shooting and anything that involved guns. Vintage snowmobiles and riding them was another one of Scot’s many hobbies. One of the top things that Scot enjoyed was taking his wife out for date night in his 54 Chevy pickup.

Scot is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Dorothy, his father-in-law, Albert Hrabe, and many aunts and uncles.

Scot is survived by his wife, Lori Cervenka (Hrabe) of Askov, MN; his son, Benjamin Cervenka of Askov, MN; his daughters, Sonya (Ricky) Koerner of Mora, MN, Casey (Jordan) Sprouls of Askov, MN, Hannah Cervenka of Askov, MN; brother, Brian Cervenka of Jordan, MN; sister, Sherry Cervenka of Farmington, MN; mother-in-law, Mary Ellen Simek of New Prague, MN; many brother in laws, sister in laws, nephews, and nieces.

A Celebration of Life is being held for Scot at the Church of Victory in Askov, MN from 12 pm to 5 pm on Friday, October 29, 2021.

Arrangements by Methven Funeral and Cremation Services of Sandstone, MN.

  In Memory - Dale Bauer

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of club member Dale Bauer on September 13, 2021. Dale was a charter member (C109) and a club director. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dale's wife Susan, son Kevin, and the entire Bauer family.

Asleep in Jesus, Dale Bauer passed away on September 13, 2021 at the age of 77 years. Dale leaves behind his beloved wife, Susan (nee Redecker), and son, Kevin, of Wentzville, MO. He is also survived by his brother- and sister-in-law, Charles and Betty Redecker of Warrenton, MO; nephew, John Redecker, and niece, Cathy Doyle; and many, many cousins on both sides of his family, and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, William L. Bauer, and mother, Paula E. Bauer (nee Hesterberg). Dale honorably served in the US Army in Vietnam. He studied and graduated from Ranken Technical and subsequently joined the Tool Design Department at McDonnell Douglas Corporation. From there, he transferred to Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) for designing and programming of parts for multiple companies. He also trained new design engineers, tested software upgrades, and wrote instructional manuals. Dale was baptized and confirmed into faith in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He served as an Elder, School Board President and Member, along with other boards and commissions, at Immanuel Lutheran, Wentzville.

Dale also loved the farm life and his Allis-Chalmers tractors. He was a Charter Member and a Director of the Missouri Allis-Chalmers Club. He was a friend to many and will be missed by all.

https://www.pitmanfuneralhome.com/obituary/Dale-Bauer

Visitation
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Wentzville
632 E. Hwy N
Wentzville, MO 63385

Funeral Service
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
10:00 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Wentzville
632 E. Hwy N
Wentzville, MO 63385

Archived video of Dale's funeral

  2021 Rosebud Show Photos

Photos from the Rosebud, MO show have been added to the Photos page (photos courtesy of Kevin Bauer and Ron Eggen).

  Q2 2021 Club Newsletter Added

The Q2 2021 club newsletter has been added to the Newsletters section. Contact newsletter editor Dale Bauer if you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter.

  10th Annual All A-C Swap Meet Photos

Photos from the 2021 swap meet have been added to the Photos page.

  Q1 2021 Club Newsletter Added

The Q1 2021 club newsletter has been added to the Newsletters section. Contact newsletter editor Dale Bauer if you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter.

  Q4 2020 Club Newsletter Added

The Q4 2020 club newsletter has been added to the Newsletters section. Contact newsletter editor Dale Bauer if you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter.

  In Memory - Carl Rhoads

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of club member Carl Rhoads on November 23, 2020. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the Rhoads family.

Carl Rhoads, age 87 of Linn, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020, at Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia.

Carl was born March 31, 1933, in Osage County, a son to the late Ambrose and Hulda (Helmig) Rhoads.

Carl attended Victor School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

On September 21, 1956, he was united in marriage to Bertha Rustemeyer in Jefferson City. She preceded him in death on April 1, 1997.

Carl was a lifelong farmer, a blacksmith who was known for his knives, and owner/operator of Rhoads Toy Store for the last twenty years

He was a member of Mint Hill Church, past member of the Trail Riders and a member of VFW Post #4756 where he served on the honor guard team.

Carl enjoyed gigging fish, participating and attending tractor pulls all over the state. He enjoyed selling farm toys either from his store or traveling to shows where he loved visiting with people. You always knew where you stood with Carl. He greatest love was spending time with family and friends.

Carl is survived by his four children: Carla Reinkemeyer of Linn, Steve Rhoads and his wife LeAnne of Holts Summit, Tamara Rhoads Cigliana of Linn, and Tom Rhoads and his wife Christa of Linn; nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents and spouse of 40 years, Carl was preceded in death by: a daughter, Marsha Bush; three brothers, Arthur, Mann and Don Rhoads; a half-brother, Beryl Rhoads; four sisters, Verna Schaeperclaus, Clara Rhoads, Emma Jean Rhoads, Velva Rhoads; and a son-in-law, Gary Reinkemeyer.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Morton Chapel in Linn. Interment will follow in Linn Public Cemetery with full military honors.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Mint Hill Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (573-897-2214), mortonchapel.com.

  In Memory - David Propst

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of club member David Propst on November 16, 2020. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the Propst family.

David Glen Propst, of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020, at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born on August 28, 1952, in Jefferson City, Missouri; a son of the late Clarence and Dorothy (Hemeyer) Propst. He was united in marriage to Cathy Loesch on August 6, 1977, in Lohman, Missouri.

He was a 1970 graduate of Eugene Cole R-V. After graduation, David was drafted into the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam war. Upon his return home, he was employed with the Missouri Department of Transportation in the Bridge and Maintenance departments. David was a lifelong farmer and shared ownership of Moreau Valley Farms with his brothers-in-law. He enjoyed collecting and restoring antique tractors and implements. He shared his passion by going to, and participating in, tractor shows all around the Midwest. He was a member of the Osage River Antique Power Association and Mid-Mo Pure Power Tractor Club. His restored tractors were showcased in various calendars and magazines. David was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Honey Creek. The greatest joy in his life was his family, especially his grandchildren. They will miss him greatly.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years Cathy Propst; daughters Kristin Newman (David) of Myrtle, Mo, and Michelle Frey (Mark) of Jefferson City Mo; grandchildren Cody and Ava Newman, Emma, Eli and Ethan Frey; brother Dennis Propst; sisters Peggy Heidbreder and Jane Schneider; and numerous nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his sister Darlene Propst; brothers Clarence Lee and John Propst.

Private family visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Honey Creek. Private family funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery with full military honors. Friends can tune in on channel 104.1 FM from the church parking lot to listen to the funeral service or log on to the Millard Family Chapels Facebook page to watch it live at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that expressions of sympathy be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School.

Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at millardfamilychapels.com.

https://www.millardfamilychapels.com/obituaries/David-Propst/#!/Obituary

  MRVSEA 2020 Show Photos

Photos from the MRVSEA 2020 show have been added to the Photos page (photos courtesy of Kevin Bauer).

  MO A-C Club 2020 Banquet Update

UPDATE 9/4/20: The MO A-C Club Christmas banquet has been cancelled.

  Wise Bros Show Update

UPDATE 7/6/20: The Wise Bros show that was scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2020 has been cancelled.

  Platte County Show Update

UPDATE 6/16/20: The Platte County Steam Engine Show (A-C Feature) that was scheduled for August 14-16, 2020 has been cancelled.

  Voris Family Show Update

UPDATE 5/9/20: Dean Voris has informed us that the Voris Family Show and Fish Fry scheduled for Monday, May 25, 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19.

  Q2 2020 Club Newsletter Added

The Q2 2020 club newsletter has been added to the Newsletters section. Contact newsletter editor Dale Bauer if you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter.

  Celebration of Life for Don Bradley

UPDATE 5/22/20: The celebration of life for Don Bradley has been postponed indefinitely.

 

Our Club and the Allis-Chalmers Family lost a dear friend in Don Bradley (Club Charter Member #114) on 22 February 2020. Don’s family will host a Celebration of his Life on Saturday, 18 April 2020, from Noon until 4:00 PM at the Holden CAC Building (100 S Market St, Holden MO 64040). This will be a potluck celebration; the Family will provide pulled pork and attendees are asked to bring a dish to share.

The Family requests RSVPs to be made with Bobby Bradley at (660) 909-5406 so that adequate seating and arrangements can be made.

Our sympathies are extended to his family and friends.

  9th Annual All A-C Swap Meet - 2020

Photos from the 2020 swap meet have been added to the Photos page (photos courtesy of Kevin Bauer).

  Q1 2020 Club Newsletter Added

The Q1 2020 club newsletter has been added to the Newsletters section. Contact newsletter editor Dale Bauer if you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter.

  In Memory

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of club member Don Bradley on February 22, 2020. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Donald Rand Bradley, age 62, of Bates City, MO passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Holden Manor Care Center in Holden, MO. He was born August 16, 1957 in Lee’s Summit, MO the son of Elmer Bradley and Marjorie (Venable) Bradley, who preceded him in death.

Donald was a mechanic by trade. He was known for being able to get anything to run. He was a member of the Mid-Missouri Allis-Chalmers Club. He was of the Christian Faith.

Donald is survived by his girlfriend, Gayla Clark (Bates City, MO); two sons, Bobby Bradley and wife Jacque (Louisburg, KS), Thomas Bradley and wife Lilly (Belton, MO); two daughters, Audrey Wright and husband Chris (Wheeling, MO), Amy Glenn and husband Josh (Bethany, MO); two step-sons, Brian Scoggins and wife Megan (Chattanooga, TN), Thomas Clark and wife Ericka (Las Vegas, NV); one step-daughter, Amiee Davis and husband Jonathan (Ringgold, GA); three brothers, Roger Bradley and wife Marylynn (Humboldt, SD), Mike Bradley and wife Toni (Lone Jack, MO), Doug Bradley and wife Judy (Grandview, MO); eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bobby Bradley in care of Campbell-Cast Funeral Home. Arrangements entrusted to Campbell-Cast Funeral Home, Holden, MO.

https://www.castfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Donald-Bradley-8/

  Q4 2019 Club Newsletter Added

The Q4 2019 club newsletter has been added to the Newsletters section. Contact newsletter editor Dale Bauer if you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter.

  MO A-C Club Apparel

We had a nice supply of t-shirts ($13 each) and zip-up hoodies ($45 each) with our Club logo at the MRVSEA show in September and were surprised at the demand. We sold 54 items out of the initial 146 we ordered. We sold out of some sizes/colors during MRVSEA but have placed another order to fill in our gaps. By the December banquet we should have MOST sizes/colors of t-shirts (gray or orange) between adult Medium and 4XL. We should have at least 4 in each size hoodie (gray), too. Both the shirts and hoodies have our logo on the front and back. Mike Hayden is coordinating sales. Contact him at (573) 253-1775 or mhayden1953@gmail.com if you would like a shirt/hoodie.

  A-C Three-bottom Plow - UPDATE

Many thanks to club member Gary Rutherford for donating the three-bottom A-C plow below to go with the club's Model UC tractor. Watch for the UC-plow combination at a future plow day.

UPDATE: Jeff Burns volunteered to paint the plow and Billy Wayne Johnson donated the tires. Thanks again to all those who have contributed to this project. Mr. Henggeler, the original owner of the UC who donated it to the club, is looking forward to plowing with the UC and plow at the upcoming Wise Bros plow day.

Click here for our previous article on the club's Model UC tractor.

  2019 MRVSEA Show Photos

Photos from the 2019 MRVSEA show in Boonville, MO have been added to the Photos page (photos courtesy of Kevin Bauer).

  Q3 2019 Club Newsletter Added

The Q3 2019 club newsletter has been added to the Newsletters section. Contact newsletter editor Dale Bauer if you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter.

  2019 Macon County Show Photos

Photos from the 2019 Macon County, MO show have been added to the Photos page (photos courtesy of Kevin Bauer).

  MO A-C Club's Model UC At Work

Here is the club's Model UC at work at the Macon County, MO show on 7/27/19 (photos courtesy of Randy Grothoff).

  In Memory

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of club member Gary Siefert on July 15, 2019. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Gary Richard Seifert, 75, of Morrison, MO, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 on his farm.

Gary was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on May 24, 1944, a son of the late Richard & Mary (Schneider) Seifert.

He was the widower of Delma S. (Walker) Seifert. They were united in marriage on June 4, 1966, at Assumption Church, Morrison. Delma preceded him in death on September 29, 2016.

Gary was an active member of Assumption Church, Morrison, American Polled Hereford Association, and the Knights of Columbus.

Gary was a salesman for Seifert & Lalk Farm Equipment, of Morrison, during this time he was also actively farming. He was awarded the salesman of the year for several years for Allis-Chalmers Company. Later he went into farming full time. He sold Polled Hereford Cattle and was one of the largest breeders in the state.

Gary enjoyed working on the farm, hunting, and riding his mule. He especially enjoyed going to tractor pulls and collecting Allis-Chalmers Tractors.

Gary is survived by two sons, Darren Seifert & wife Linda; and Ronnie Seifert & wife Tina, both of Morrison; by three grandchildren, Tyler, Haylee, & Levi Seifert, and great granddaughter, Heidi Seifert, by two sisters, Marlo Bockting, of Morrison; and Mary Ann Lamb & husband Danny, of Morrison; by a sister-in-law, Pat Baker & husband Waymon, of Cooper Hill, Missouri; and a brother-in-law, Mark Owens, of Linn, Missouri. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a son, David Seifert.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 18th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann.

A funeral mass was held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Assumption Church, Morrison, with Father David Means officiating.

Burial was at Assumption Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Assumption Church or Assumption Cemetery. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.

https://www.toedtmanngrosse.com/notices/Gary-Seifert

  Q2 2019 Club Newsletter Added

The Q2 2019 club newsletter has been added to the Newsletters section. Contact newsletter editor Dale Bauer if you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter.

  Display Case Donation

We would like to thank Charles Daehler for donating a display case to the club. This will allow the club to display the various items and collectibles that have been donated, and allow others to enjoy them at future shows and club meetings.

  Rick Maldeney Estate Items

The club has several items for sale that have been donated from the Rick Maldeney estate (see photo below). All proceeds will benefit the MO A-C Club. Please contact Dale Bauer at (636) 357-9286 or bauerd44@yahoo.com if you are interested in making an offer for these items (no firm price). The items will be available during club meetings in Lathrop (June 15) and Macon (July 27).

  8th Annual All A-C Swap Meet - 2019

Photos from the 2019 swap meet have been added to the Photos page (photos courtesy of Ron Eggen).

  Q1 2019 Club Newsletter Added

The Q1 2019 club newsletter has been added to the Newsletters section. Contact newsletter editor Dale Bauer if you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter.

  2019 Mid-Atlantic A-C Club Show

The 4th annual Mid-Atlantic Allis-Chalmers Club tractor show and swap meet will be held on August 3-4, 2019 at Wertz Farm & Power Equipment in Glen Rock, PA. You can view the show flyer here.

  2018 MO A-C Club Christmas Banquet

The 2018 MO A-C Club Christmas Banquet on 12/8/18 at the historic Wise Bros A-C dealership was well attended. Members enjoyed a wonderful meal of pork steak with sides, and a good time of fellowship. The club would again like to thank David Backer for hosting the banquet and donating the proceeds of the meal to the club. Officer changes have been posted to the Contact page and photos have been posted to the Photos page.

  Q4 2018 Club Newsletter Added

The Q4 2018 club newsletter has been added to the Newsletters section. Contact newsletter editor Dale Bauer if you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter.

  In Memory

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of club vice president Rick Maldeney on November 15, 2018. Rick was a dedicated member of the MO A-C Club. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Rick Maldeney, 69, fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Beloved husband of Louann Maldeney (nee Becker) for 46 years; loving father Karen (Jay) Wohlschlaeger, Joyce (Tommie) Hoth, Jill (Donny) Zykan, and Jim (Tiffany) Maldeney; cherished grandfather to Clare, Charlie, Braden, Brenna, and Trevor; dear brother to Joanne (Lynn) Wannemacher and the late Charles Maldeney. Dear cousin, uncle, and friend.

Rick was a manufacturing engineer for Emerson Electric and Nidec Inc. for more than 30 years. He had a passion for antique tractors and was an officer in the Missouri Allis Chalmers Tractor Club. Rick was a volunteer at Barnes Hospital, mentoring cardiac patients during difficult times. He was very interested in his ancestry and was even able to visit the home of his ancestors in France last month.

SERVICES: A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 9am – 11am at Immaculate Conception Church, 7701 Hwy N, (Dardenne Prairie), with a Funeral Mass immediately following at 11am. Memorial contributions appreciated to Heart Transplant Association of St. Louis or St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Immaculate Conception Church.

https://hutchensfuneralhomes.com/obituary/rick-maldeney/

  Wise Bros Plow Day - October 20

Take a look at the following Youtube video taken by Nathan Rackers. This drone footage provides a great view of the Wise Bros plow day hosted by David Backer on October 20, 2018.

  Eldon Show Photos

Photos from the 2018 Eldon show have been added to the Photos page (photos courtesy of Kevin Bauer).

  2018 MO A-C Christmas Banquet

The 2018 MO A-C Club Christmas Banquet will again be hosted by David Backer at the historic Wise Bros. A-C dealership on December 8, 2018. Visit the Wise Bros. website at wisebrosinc.com for directions. The meal will begin at 2:00 PM.

  Recent Events


ILL-MO Invitational Spring Crank-Up (April 28)

"Rick Maldeney and family visited the Daniel Boone Home in Defiance, MO for a day of historical re-enactments, period homes and businesses, craft displays, antique tractors, and hit-and-miss engines. Rick brought his WD45 to represent A-C and had a fun day at the first show hosted by the St. Charles County Parks Department and the Illinois-Missouri Tractor & Engine Club. This may become an annual event to keep an eye on."


Carlinville, IL Spring Festival (May 26)

"Dale and Kevin Bauer joined Rick Maldeney and family at a rainy Carlinville Spring Festival featuring A-Cs. Overall, this was a bigger show that included craft vendors, demonstrations, and the like. Dale picked up a very nice “woodcut” plaque crafted with an antique pedal-operated reciprocating saw featuring a ??? and a pair of A-C factory gloves. The plaque will be at the December Banquet. A-Cs will again be featured at the Fall Festival."


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  Adrian, MO Club Hosts 2023 GOTO

We were recently notified that the Western Missouri Antique Tractor & Machinery Association in Adrian, MO will be hosting the 2023 Gathering of the Orange. The official show dates are June 23-25, 2023. We will post additional information as it becomes available. Visit WMATMA online at frontiervillagemissouri.com or on Facebook.

  History of the Nebraska Test Allis-Chalmers UC Tractor

Harry Clark is the oldest known owner of this 1935 Allis-Chalmers UC, Tractor Serial Number UC1704, Engine Serial Number UM2364, purchasing the tractor sometime in the 1930’s. Mr. Clark was from the Emmerson, Iowa area. It is thought that Mr. Clark may have purchased the tractor new from the A-C dealership in Shenandoah, Iowa. Mr. Clark died in 1984, and not long before that, he sold the tractor to his nephew, Mr. Leroy Henggeler, of Stanberry, Missouri for $200, which was what Mr. Clark had paid to have a replacement head installed with new valves, etc. Around 2000, the electric starter was installed, the motor was overhauled and the tractor restored and painted. Mr. Henggeler nicknamed the UC the “Beast”. Mr. Albert Salsbury painted the tractor. At that time, it was discovered that the tractor was the actual tractor that had been tested at the University of Nebraska in January 1935 pursuant to that state’s laws.


The sale to Mr. Henggeler contained the stipulation that the tractor was never to be sold. Mr. Henggeler kept true to his word. At the 2018 Orange Spectacular presented by the Upper Midwest A-C Club, Mr. Albert Salsbury introduced Mr. Henggeler to a member of the Missouri Allis-Chalmers Club and the two discussed the tractor and how it could be donated to the Missouri A-C Club. Mr. Henggeler said he was not 100% sure he was ready to make a decision, but a few phone calls later, on August 2, 2018, two members of the Missouri A-C Club drove to Stanberry and had a nice visit with Mr. and Mrs. Henggeler and picked up the Allis UC.


The Missouri Allis-Chalmers Club owes a huge thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Henggeler for such a wonderful and historic donation. The club plans to display the Allis-Chalmers UC at the Osage River Antique Power Association’s annual show in Eldon, Missouri on August 24-26, 2018. Mr. Henggeler said he would love to plow with the tractor one last time, so we are looking for a 3 bottom pull-type A-C plow to put behind the Beast.


Official Nebraska Test Report for the UC (PDF)

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Mr. Leroy Henggeler with the Nebraska Test Model UC


Leroy with the UC after loading


Engine SN of the Nebraska Test Model UC


Tractor SN of the Nebraska Test Model UC

  Q2 2018 Club Newsletter Added

The Q2 2018 club newsletter has been added to the Newsletters section. Contact newsletter editor Dale Bauer if you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter.

  7th Annual All A-C Swap Meet - 2018

Photos from the 2018 swap meet have been added to the Photos page (photos courtesy of Rick Maldeney).

  MO A-C Club Membership Map

VP Rick Maldeney has compiled this map showing the distribution of club members throughout the state of Missouri, as well as adjoining states. We welcome Allis-Chalmers collectors and enthusiasts from all states! [PDF]

  December Banquet and Meeting Pictures

Pictures from the 2017 club banquet have been added to the Photos page (photos courtesy of David Backer and Dale Bauer).

  MO A-C Club Building Improvements

Several new improvements have been completed recently on the MO A-C Club Building including a flag pole and concrete floor. The club building is located on the MRVSEA Brady Showgrounds in Boonville, MO. Additional photos have been added to the Photos page.

  Plow Day Photos

Photos from the June 3 plow day at the Brady Showgrounds have been added to the Photos page.

  6th Annual All A-C Swap Meet

Photos from the 2017 swap meet have been added to the Photos page.

  MO A-C Club Newsletter

Thanks to Dale Bauer for compiling our first expanded newsletter. Member submissions are welcome. Contact Dale for more information. Check out the new Club Newsletters section on the right to view the newsletter in PDF format.

  Donation from Wise Bros Auction

David Backer presents Danny Friedrich with a donation to the MO A-C Club at the Christmas Banquet on December 10, 2016.

  2016 Boonville GOTO Photos

  2016 GOTO Caravan Photos

Check out the Photos page for pictures from the 2016 Gathering of the Orange Tractor Caravan coordinated by Rick Maldeney.

2016 GOTO Tractor Caravan

  New Membership Contact

Dale Bauer is now handling new membership requests. See the Membership page for more information.

  2016 Boonville Swap Meet Photos

See the Photos page for more photos of past swap meets.

  A-C Sign For New Club Building

At the Platte City club meeting, the Club voted to purchase the A-C dealer sign below from Joe and Mark Austin of Austin Salvage. They offered the sign to the Club at a very generous price, for which the Club wishes to express its sincere appreciation. The sign will be a perfect addition to the new Club building.

  New Club Building at Boonville

The new Missouri A-C Club building is now complete! It is located at the MRVSEA showgrounds in Boonville, MO. We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of those involved in the building project from start to finish.

 

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