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Gene East
07-17-2007, 05:46 PM
Joe Rome asked me to list all the employees who worked at Quincy Welding throughout the history of the company.

I enlisted the aid of Chris's most loyal employee; Lucille Oshner.
Lucy ran the office for Chris for over 29 years and I can think of no one better qualified to provide this information than she.

Not all employees were involved directly in the racing operations, but all were vital to the success of the racing operations. The company could not have existed without the outside repair business.

We will begin with those who have preceeded us on the journey to "Lake Paradise"

O.F.Christner, J.W. Baxter, Harold Bockhaus, Elmer Crouch, Jim Donley, Gene Glasgow, Jim Griffin, Eldon Hall, Al Herrmann, Tony Hoebing, Earle Hull, Bob Kelly, LeRoy Kelly, Fred Kleemeyer, Mike Malaney, Jack McGrury, Elmo Smith, Vernon Van Velkinburg, Melvin Wagy and Herman Weber.

Rest in peace old friends!

Former employees still with us include:

Barry Anderson, Don Bockenfeld, Rick Bushnell, David Christner, John Christner, Paul Christner, and of course their sisters, Phyllis, Ann, Marilu and Hillary all worked there part time. Arlen Crouch, Floyd Donley, Gene East, Freddie Goehl, Shelby Griffin,
Mark Hummelsheim, Bob LaLande, Mike McNay, Gary Moore, Patrick Ohnemus,
Darrell Scott, Jim Schoch, Jake Schrand, Terry Steffen, Jeff Vancil, J. D. Van Zant, Frank Volker, Jerry Weisenberger, Richard Weisenberger, Ronnie Williams, Gary Willing, and of course "Lucy".

Thank you for all your help on this Lucy, and thank you for all you did in the nearly 30 years you were with Quincy Welding.

I look forward to seeing you at DePue next week.

07-17-2007, 06:23 PM
Thanks Gene For Helping Brf Preserve The Great History Of Quincy Welding. I Cant Wait For Next Week.

Gene East
07-18-2007, 04:04 AM

I can't wait either! This is going to be great.

I'd like to be there Thursday but due to my work schedule I can't make it before Friday.

If the boss wants me to work Friday, it's retirement time!

Tim Chance
07-18-2007, 06:30 AM
Reading that list of names - what a trip down memory lane.

Steve Crabtree
08-01-2007, 08:54 PM
Hi Gene,

Lucy missed one. My brother Harvey Crabtree worked at Quincy Welding for about 2 years in the late 70's as a welder. Lucy is a great gal, I got a big hug from her at the O.F.Christner Memorial race. :)

Steve Crabtree
08-01-2007, 08:58 PM

There was also a machinist named Jack Triplette that work there in the late 70's early 80's.

Gene East
08-04-2007, 05:14 AM

Thanks for correcting the over-sight.
Not even Lucy is perfect!
Glad to hear your surgery went well. Hope to see you back in a boat soon!