To The Many Friends of The Mahnkes':
On June 21, 2003 our mother Mary, the wife of Milan (Mike) G. Mahnke unexpectedly passed away. On learning of Mike's death, many members of this community wrote and contacted our mother to pass along their sympathies and and heart-felt condolences. We know that she greatly appreciated your kind words and thoughtful prayers.
Together, over the past three decades, Mary & Mike attended and participated in Gas Engine Shows through out Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and several other Midwestern states. Mike was deeply committed to the restoration and showing of IHC specific engines. They especially enjoyed traveling to the shows in the Thumb Area of Michigan , Baraboo, WI, Escanaba, MI, and Eagle River, WI.
We will greatly miss both of them and are deeply saddened by their loss. We pray for their enternal peace.
We hope in the next year or so, that the Antique Gas Engine community will find safe and appreciative homes for this wonderful and well maintained collection.
The Family of Milan G. (Mike) & Mary Mahnke, Bessemer, MI