Clyde L Schurman of Woodland, WA passed away Dec 10, 2006 at the age of 92. Clyde was born Sept 10, 1914 in La Center, WA to Frank and Evangeline Schurman. He was preceded in death by his wife Millie in Oct 2005. He is survived by daughters Linda Wyttenburg and Janice Schurman, two sons Gerald, and Roger Schurman, brother Paul, sister Florence Thompson, two grand children and numerous nieces and nephews.
Clyde started into business at an early age repairing farm equipment. This led him into the design and manufacturing of saw mill equipment still in use today. Clyde was a collector of early industrial revolution artifacts and a long time member of Branch 15 of EDGE&TA. Clyde had the honor as an inductee into their Hall of Fame. His love of Early Cars, Steam Engines, Electrical Motors and Generators, Gas Engines and Mechanical Antiquities was evident by the twinkle in his eye and made him many friends over his life time. He was always willing to share his knowledge and collection with anyone that would take the time to look and listen. Clyde was more than willing to help others with their projects, be it advice or loaning parts and pieces to be copied, helping them complete there collections. Clyde was a wealth of knowledge and had the knack of seeing the true historical value others often passed by. He was a man of principals and always seen the good in everyone, never speaking a harsh word. Clyde was loved by all and will be missed by many!