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  • Deceased AMCA Members in 2022

    When members pass away, we are sometimes notified by other members or family members. In some cases we find out through this forum or chapter newsletters but we felt it would be best to build a list for each year. At the very minimum to list those members we have lost. This is by no means a complete list, only those we have been notified of. If you know any of them and have more information, please start a new topic with their name and pass along more information, bio's, stories, etc. Help keep members names alive by sharing their stories - Keith

    Member #, Name, City/St, Member Since
    #17298, Dennis Ackley, Adrian, MI, member since 2019
    #1336, Richard Adams, Seabrook, NH, member since 1994
    #8657, Randy Ames, Wauseon, OH, member since 1998
    #2495, Walter Curro, Staten Island, NY, member since 1984
    #16, Johnny Eagles, Orange, CA, member since 1983
    #7541, Ed Fisher, Imperial Beach, CA, member since 1999
    #18291, Mark Fritz, Buffalo, NY, member since 2010
    #17340, John R. Griesbach, Manitowoc, WI, member since 2010
    #4834, David Lee Hinshaw, Racine, WI, member since 1991
    #9692, C. William Hoffert, Rockford, IL, member since 2000
    #4319, Uwe Illgner, Friedberg, Germany, member since 2007
    #36121, Charles Logan, Moscow, TN, member since 2019
    #40275, Rick Marek, Momence, IL, member since 2020
    #5892, Gary Maucher, Ivyland, PA, member since 1996
    #2298, Harry McGill, Imperial Beach, CA, member since 1984
    #13209, Scott (Scooter) McLaughlin, Port Huron, MI, member since 2007
    #4376, Arvil Leonard (Lenny) Miller, West Sacramento, CA, member since 1999
    #7529, Phillip Miller, Palmetto Bay, FL, member since 2003
    #1327, Brian Frank Mitchell, Fort Atkinson, WI, member since 1999
    #1296, Kenneth S. Motyka, Lackawanna, NY, member since 1993
    #2189, Ernie Mofran, Mountain Mesa, CA, member since 1984
    #11771, Henry (Buddy) Muirhead, Jr., member since 2003
    #5116, Robert Musgrove, Phoenix, AZ, member since 1999
    #2775, Jeff Pave, McAlpin, FL, member since 2001
    #1746, Jim Oldsberg, Shakopee, MN, member since 1990
    #259, Howard Outten, Mesa, AZ, member since 1983
    #44314, Morris D. Patterson, La Crosse, WI, member since 2022
    #656, Ronald L. Pontier, Beloit, KS, member since 1989
    #14022, John Prosje, Fort Lauderdale, FL, member since 2008
    #3620, Bill Provance, Princeton, IL, member since 1989
    #11301, Larry Rezin, Warrens, WI, member since 2002
    #14314, Chris Ritter, Bethel, PA, member since 2009
    $15150, Ron Roberts, Stratham, NH, member since 2009
    #25329, Rockwell Rookey, East Windsor, CT, member since 2014
    #23572, Wes Scott, Blair, NE, member since 2015
    #2348, Robert “Bob” Shedd, Omaha, NE, member since 1984
    #42653, Gene Wilhelm, Sheboygan, WI, member since 2021
    #9668, Mike Williams, Mt. Hope, KS member since 2007
    #10006, Bob Young, Liverpool, NY, member since 2001
    Last edited by Keith Kizer; 05-29-2023, 08:54 AM.

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    Henry "Buddy" Crisler Muirhead, Jr.
    of Searcy, AR
    July 20, 1928 - April 14, 2022

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    Henry Crisler (Buddy) Muirhead, Jr (age 93) passed away peacefully at home in Searcy, Arkansas on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Buddy was born July 20, 1928 in Greenville, Mississippi to Henry Crisler Muirhead, Sr, and Lillian Davis Muirhead.

    He married the love of his life, Alice Cothran Muirhead in 1956 and they had 3 children. He lived in Vicksburg, Mississippi with his wife and children for many years before moving to Searcy.

    Buddy served in the Navy from 1946 1948 and the Air Force from 1950 1954. After he married Alice, he worked as a towboat and steamboat captain. He will be remembered as a loving christian husband, father, grandfather and friend. Buddy loved the river, antique motorcycles and traveling. He was known among his loved ones for his storytelling, ability to fix anything and his generosity.

    Buddy is survived by his children: Denise Muirhead Jackson (Craig) of Wesson, MS, Lisa Muirhead Valentine (Stan) of Searcy, AR, and Henry Crisler (Cris) Muirhead, III (Crystal) of Searcy, AR and his grandchildren: Clayton Jackson, Nathan Jackson and Brady Jackson of Wesson, MS, Megan Valentine of Rogers, AR, and Mandy Valentine of Nashville, TN.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Alice Cothran Muirhead, a son, William Michael Muirhead, a grandson, Wesley Craig Jackson, his brother, Gerald Muiorhead and his sister, Rose Muirhead Evans.


    • #3
      Founding member of the Driftless Chapter

      On August 17, 2022, Larry s 5+ year struggle with cancer ended. He often said how the disease was perhaps one of the most important events in his life. It heightened and intensified his faith in God and his love and appreciation for family and friends.
      Larry David Rezin was born in Tomah on January 24, 1955, and spent 7 years as a youngster with his parents, David and Doris Rezin and sister Julie on their cranberry marsh in Hayward. After high school graduation in 1973, he became involved on the cranberry marsh in Warrens as a 5th generation grower. It became more than a way of making a living but rather a way of life. Marrying Sue Linehan, daughter of Mike and Helen Linehan, on November 13, 1976, and raising their two children, Matt and Amy, were what he deemed his greatest joys. Five wonderful grandchildren were his pride, joy, and gifts from God. He found peace, joy, and excitement in the knowledge of an eternal life.
      He leaves behind his wife Sue, son, Matt (Jessi) Rezin, daughter Amy (Justin) King, grandchildren, Grace, Aubrey, Bruce, Shelby, and Lawson, his father, David, sister, Julie (Dan) Draeger, and many relatives and friends.
      He was preceded in death by his mother Doris, a nephew Jeremiah, grandparents Dan and Beulah Rezin and Vic and Cora Bloyer.
      There will be a private family service. Larry asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Hospice Touch and to simply take a moment for prayer and to praise God.
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      Last edited by Keith Kizer; 08-26-2022, 03:26 PM.


      • #4

        John Richard Griesbach, 65, of Manitowoc, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County in Two Rivers.
        He was born on October 1, 1957 in Manitowoc to the late John and Betty (Neuser) Griesbach. John grew up in Manitowoc and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1977. He enjoyed playing baseball, softball, racing dirt bikes, and hunting. He loved being outside riding his motorcycle or restoring one of the many Camaros that he worked on over the years. John was a member of the Badger Heritage Club and the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA). As an animal lover, John raised cattle, pigs, and chickens on his hobby farm, in addition to enjoying the companionship of his dog. John was employed for many years as a machinist at Parker-Hannifin.
        Survivors include his sons, Thomas Griesbach and Matthew Griesbach; siblings, Steven (Bonnie) Griesbach, Michael (Jeannene) Griesbach, Mark Griesbach, Kristine (Michael) Appel, Luke (Megumi) Griesbach, and Paul Griesbach; granddaughter and goddaughter, Mya Griesbach; and nieces, nephews, and friends.
        He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Betty Griesbach; twin-sister, Terri Towell; brother, Dave Griesbach; and loving dog, Shadow.
        A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home with Deacon Steve Zimmer officiating. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Cremation has taken place at the Harrigan Parkside Crematory and Chapel. Online condolences to the family may be sent to
        A special thank you from the family to the staff of Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County and also to Jane and the staff of Aurora at Home Hospice for the care John received.


        • #5
          Arvil Leonard (Uncle Lenny) Miller Obituary

          Keith, Long time AMCA member and Fort Sutter Chapter member "Uncle Lenny" Miller left the building this morning and will not return. He was my very good friend for some forty years and we turned many a wheel together. He leaves his wife Marna Miller and brother Jim Miller behind. He was a sprint car and speedway bike racer, bouncer, a farm produce trucker, and retired as a cracker plant operator for Chevron. He was the toughest man I ever met. He fought his illness and it's "cure's" side effects for sixteen years. He was in his 70th year. Every one who rode on National road runs from the west coast to the east coast knew Lenny and his bone original 1926 JD with the "leg" affixed to the rear rack. It hangs in my shop now. He will be missed greatly and long remembered. he suffers no longer and has laid his burden down. God's speed Lenny, Rich (Rich Ostrander, Fort Sutter Chapter)

          Leonard Miller memorial services
          Friday 9am Dec. 30,
          River Cites Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule Street, West Sacramento 95691, coffee/ sweets.
          Celebration of life TBA later.

          This photo includes Uncle Lenny's original paint 1926 JD in the middle. The rusty one.
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