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Posted: 2/26/2017 7:40:21 PM
   

Vic Lauer

I know some of you knew Vic Lauer as he was a big Massey Collector and my neighbor. He passed on last week and I thought I would post his obituary  along with the funeral home.
Victor E. "Vic" Lauer, 96, of Mt. Union, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Henry County Health Center, Mt. Pleasant. He was born June 26, 1920 in Mt. Union to Howard and Esther Bird Lauer. He married Alma House at Nashua. She died in 1985. He was a lifelong farmer who enjoyed attending horse sales at Kalona and Farmington, watching sports on television and was on the elections board. He was also a collector of restored Massey-Harris tractors which he showed at Old Threshers. 
He was a 1938 graduate of Mt. Union High School and a member of the Mt. Union United Methodist Church.
He is survived by one daughter, Judy (David) Adamson, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one sister, Maurine Bolick and her son, Joe Bolick.
Funeral services for Mr. Lauer will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Elliott Chapel, New London with interment being held in Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Rev. Randy Moser will officiate. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday and the family will receive friends one hour prior to the ceremony. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the Mt. Union United Methodist Church
http://www.elliottfuneralchapel.com/obituary/178808/Victor-Vic-Lauer/




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Posted: 2/27/2017 1:45:00 AM
   

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Dan,

Thank you for posting the sad news of Vic's passing, I first met him at Mount Pleasant in 1992, I was admiring his Wallis K in the line up of Massey Harris tractors and we soon got talking, from then on we communicated by letter and often meeting up at the Annual Wild Harvest events around the US. around 1999 Vic sold me the K and its still just as Vic restored it all those years ago. Each year at Christmas time a tube would arrive in the mail from Vic with a tractor calendar. Recent years we lost touch and you helped revive our connection Dan when you started participating on this website, greatly appreciate you keeping Vic informed.

RIP Vic your Wallis tractors will continue to be looked after well here in England.

Malcolm.



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Posted: 2/27/2017 4:08:47 AM
   

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DanP
       I was saddened to hear of Vic's passing, through Malcolm I bought his 12/20 which has proved to be very reliable and is used fairly often.  It will always be' Vic's tractor' as long as it's in my custodianship and I like to think that all of his tractors stand as a memorial to him.
                                    Jack.


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Posted: 2/27/2017 3:04:26 PM
   

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This is a picture from his funeral of Vic on his 12/20 the gentelman leaning on the fender was my father Wendell Peterson.

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Posted: 3/1/2017 4:18:53 PM
   

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Hi Dan,

Thanks for sharing the pics and information about Vic!  He was one of our early MCA members and loved his masseys!  I had the opportuntiy to meet him several years ago and always thought he could teach several seminars on the old iron.  He will be missed.

Thanks again,

Gary


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Posted: 6/23/2017 3:42:13 AM
   

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Recently I had a pleasant surprise email from Vic's daughter Judy Adamson, whilst clearing through Vic's home in Mt Union, Iowa she thought the painting of the Wallis K hanging in the room should be re united with his old tractor, it was not many days before a package arrived here in England, a lot of care had been taken to make sure it travelled across the ocean well.
Vic's legacy lives on and here they are re united again after living 18 years apart.

Thank you very much Judy.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 8/24/2017 8:13:08 AM
   

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Its coming up to Labor Day Weekend again very soon in the US, two of may favourite US Shows, Mount Pleasant in Iowa and Rollag in Northern Minnesota are held that weekend.

As Mount Pleasant was one of Vic Lauer's local shows I thought it very fitting to post something special and appropriate to him at this time.

1984 his Wallis K tractor was featured on the brass show plaque for the event, he was proud to give me one of those when I bought the tractor from him, so here we are 33 years on from that and thought we should give it a mention on here.

Malcolm.





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Posted: 8/25/2017 2:16:20 PM
   

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Vic enjoyed Old Threshers as long as he could, he was very proud of his tractors.


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Posted: 8/31/2017 1:44:05 AM
   

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Old Threshers must be gearing up now for a busy few days ahead, here is an old photo of Vic getting ready for the parade several years ago and another of him parading the K through town.

Malcolm.

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Posted: 5/14/2018 8:23:09 AM
   

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It's a few years since Vic's Wallis K has been out to a rally, so last weekend it made it's debut for 2018 at The Stradsett Rally in Norfolk.

It was part of our promotional stand for advertising our up and coming "Carrington Rally" on the 27th and 28th May, this year will be the 59th Rally and we hope to celebrate in style for our 60th in 2019.

Malcolm.


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