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Since 1985



Pat Bauman
Bob Berg
John Bouchillon
Carl Bowen
Wilbert Brewton
Martha Byron
Jack Combs
Bob Craven
Jeane Crawford
Ed Dinges
Bob Frey
Dave Heck
Bob Heinrich
Danny Hill
Dee Kley
Don Kley
Bill Kuhn
Tonya McFarland
Paul Medlin
Richard Meroney
Tom Mortellaro
Richard Mueller
Art Repovich
Wyatt Sample
Charles Sapp
Walter Schmierbach
Moe Schmitz
Bill Steele
Glenda Taber
Dick Weber
Rich Weitzman
Richard Wempe
Al Westfall

In Memory of Don Wilson

Don retired in 2001 from the auto parts business. He served as district manager for a parts manufacturer, a store owner, and a store manager during those 35 years. He also spent nine years as a meat cutter, and four years in the military as a procurement specialist buying meat and dairy products.

He was a member of the St. Charles Area Woodcarvers, National Wood Carvers Association, Ozark Mountain Woodcarvers, and Mid America Wood Carvers.

Don was a long time member of the club, a former board member and show judge. He will be missed.

In Memory of N.L. "Doc" Claybourn

Dr. Norman "Doc" Claybourn, a retired general practitioner in Granite City, died Nov. 2, 2005 of diabetic complications at Blanchette Place in St. Charles. He was 85. Dr. Claybourn was born in Pekin, Ill. He received a bachelor's degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and a medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City, Kan.

In 1942, Dr. Claybourn married Louise Luffel of Fort Scott, Kan. Two years later, Dr. Claybourn was drafted and served in the Army during World War II. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of captain.

During a 40-year career, Dr. Claybourn worked in Missouri, Texas, Kansas and Illinois. He had worked as the Granite City Steel company doctor and as an emergency room physician at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Granite City. Later, he opened a private practice in Granite City. He retired at age 70.

Dr. Claybourn was a member of the Shriners, the St. Charles Wood Carving Club and the Masonic Lodge. He will be missed.

In Memory of Arnold Fritz ( 9/11/35 - 2/4/05)

Arnold was a middle school teacher for the Fort Zumwalt School District before retiring in 1993.

He was a member of the St. Charles Area Woodcarvers, Mid America Woodcarvers and the New Galilee Christian Church near Winfield.

His wife, Joyce, and his sister, Lorainne Wollard, are also members of the SCAWC. He will be missed.

In Memory of Stanley (Red) Cross

Red retired from General Motors in 1986 and started carving a few months after that.

He was a member of the St. Charles Area Woodcarvers

Red carved, took up woodburning to go along with the carving, and taught woodburning at the Cultural Arts Center for two years. He also made carving knives.

He will be missed.

In Memory of Garald Hook

Garald was a retired production foreman for McDonnell Douglas Corporation where he worked for 31 years. He was also a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1943 to 1946.

He was a member of the St. Charles Area Woodcarvers, Mid America Woodcarvers and the New Galilee Christian Church near Winfield.

Garald Hook was a member of our club for many years. He was instrumental in it's formation, an early president, and participated in all of our activities.

He was particularly interested in children and in helping people. In the photo he is at one of our camp outs showing passerby's how to carve a twig flower. He helped senior citizens with their income tax for 15 years as a volunteer for the AARP in St. Charles County and was also an administrator for them. He will be missed.

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