Our Friend Geezer

Post pictures of your dealer decals here and Geezer will organize them. this is a nice place to browse around in to see where our little tractors came from.

Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby vince_o » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:08 pm

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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby Merk » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:45 pm

A.W.Gonya wrote:Saint Peter watches the long road between mortal life and Heaven. In the distance a patch of orange and white appears on the horizon. As the dust settles the angels hurry to open the gates as wide as possible to let a battered U-haul van through. As the van pulls up Peter looks in the window and at old man holding a coffee cup. "You don't need all that Bill" says Peter, "we have a place all ready for you." With a smile the man replies, "No, I'm all right, I'm all set up in the back.".. "But if you have an outlet for my extension cord..."

Welcome home Geezer. Rest in peace.


Well said Aaron.

I remember the time Geezer came to Ohio Plow Day. His next stop was the mile of IH plowing in Noblesville, Indiana. The plan was for Geezer to stay at Aaron's place for a few days and drive to stay a few days at my place. Some how during the drive to my place Geezer's GPS system had him make a wrong turn-who knows.......anyway he ended up in Indiana. Aaron and I were in a panic mode because we would have never heard the end about loosing Geezer. The 70 to 80 minute trip between Aaron's place and my place ended up being a 4 to 5 hour trip.

It was a privilege to know you. You will be miss.
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby ReicheP » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:55 am

BigMike wrote:We had only know one another an hour or so if that, but we sat and had dinner like old friends.


Oh that's the truth! Only had the pleasure of one sit down meal with Bill, but I still remember it from time to time.
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby VScott » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:38 pm

My condolences to the DeTurck family, and all here who knew him personally. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but did enjoy his presence here.
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby cbingaman » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:04 pm

I had the privilege to meet Geezer quite a few times. He was truly an ambassador to our little hobby with a huge wealth of knowledge that he eagerly shared with everyone. He always had a story to tell, he will be greatly missed in our hobby.

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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby SWilliams » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:03 pm

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Farewell Geezer. Your wisdom and humor will be missed.
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby Dave C » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:38 pm

Thanks steve for posting that.... it wasnt clear to me if he had passed yet or not.... very sad news
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby l palma » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:55 pm

Sorry to hear about Geezers passing,I met him one time at the Pa plowday.He will be missed.
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:42 am

Geezer was a good person ,I sold him the M&W he was looking for his whole life,he will be missed.
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Postby Doog M » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:04 pm

Geezer loved shows and plowdays! He was one of a kind!!
And will truly be missed!!
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby DaveKamp » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:40 am

Since the day I met Bill... "Geezer"... He has been immortal to me, and will forever be... As a man, he was a man at least twice the size of his own life-sized poster. Ride on, Bill... we're all behind you, and will catch up to join you at the end of the row... ;)
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby jpackard56 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:20 pm

Sorry to hear this. As many have said Bill "Geezer" was special. First time I met him was at Fort Allen several years back he was riding with Scott that day I think. It was a small turn out and I think they even cancelled the dinner that time, but some us still talked for hours. He was always willing to share his wealth of knowledge freely with any of us Cub nuts. I remember couple years back talking with him about the Mott I had picked up in Tennessee and how it always blew clippings back on you when cutting, "well Jim you got the belt on backwards" says Geezer. Now we've all seen mule drives and a belt is a belt right? I thought he was pulling my leg, so he draws me a picture, I come home, fool with the belt the way he showed me and viola ! no more clippings in the face !
That kind of knowledge and his ever present smile will be missed at Fort Allen and National Pike (the two shows I always met up with Bill at)
Praying for strength for his family as they go through the tough times.
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby red82s » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:55 pm

Condolences to Geezer's family.
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby Jeff in Pa » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:41 am

I missed this earlier. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. He was full of knowledge and from what I read and dealing with him on the forum, a great guy.

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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby bbaker » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:47 am

A.W.Gonya wrote:Saint Peter watches the long road between mortal life and Heaven. In the distance a patch of orange and white appears on the horizon. As the dust settles the angels hurry to open the gates as wide as possible to let a battered U-haul van through. As the van pulls up Peter looks in the window and at old man holding a coffee cup. "You don't need all that Bill" says Peter, "we have a place all ready for you." With a smile the man replies, "No, I'm all right, I'm all set up in the back.".. "But if you have an outlet for my extension cord..."

Welcome home Geezer. Rest in peace.


Well said AW...

While I didn't know Geezer as well as some of you, he was truly an ambassador for our hobby. God Speed Bill and thanks for your kindness as that's how I remember any of our interactions as you were one of the kindest people I have ever met.
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby wham » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:14 pm

Hollywood had "the Duke",
College Football had " The Bear",
And we, the Cub Cadet Collectors Community, had "the Geezer".

And I say this with sincerity and respect for the Geezer. He was one of the first I remember getting to "know" on the registry and carried on with this site. I never got to meet him in person but felt like I knew him. He always offered good advice when he had something to add and it was always with a friendly response and maybe with a little humor.

Condolences and prayers for the DeTurk family from the Ham family

RIP Geezer.

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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby John Norcross » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:29 am

I just learned that Bill passed from Joe Motuzick at the CAMA show site last night.
I am still shocked by this news. Like others have stated, he was always ready to help out and give you a hand. It was always good to see him when he would drive all the way up here to Connecticut for the Kent and Colechester shows. He helped me with some parts transportation a few years back.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He is a true " Original" and he will be missed.

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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby vince_o » Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:25 pm

My friend Marc just sent me these.
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby ReicheP » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:27 pm

Great photos of Geezer!
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby JSheehe » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:45 pm

I can't believe it ! I thought that good old boy would live forever. It was a busy summer and not much internet time, I never knew about the passing of this unique gentleman until Jim Bagley called me and said he read the bad news in the Red power Magazine. William was always a warm, welcoming, interesting, knowledgeable, hilarious (pull my finger type of person) who always made my wife and me feel part of the activities. HE WILL BE MISSED ! As many have already said, Rest in peace, William.
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby Guest » Mon May 09, 2016 7:52 pm

I met greezer and really enjoyed all the stories and knowledge he help me with, I boughi edit from him a while ago but ending selling her because I also began to health problems too. ive start to sell my collection also,i have 3 tractor trailers full of parts and tractors so I know how tough it was for him to sell edit. I have all the tractors from a 3 digit o thur 147plus a trencher left. he surely is missed don
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby cholloway » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:06 am

I'm just now reading of Bill's passing. I've been away too long!
It was an honor to have met him in person. Quite a remarkable fellow.
RIP Geezer... You are missed by so many.
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Re: Our Friend Geezer

Postby SWilliams » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:50 am

Was going through all my "safe keeping" materials yesterday and found the items William had sent me as a prize in a contest he had run back on the old forum. It's a print of the M&W transmission and a framed watercolor of Ted ! I had put them away to keep them safe and actually forgot that I had them. I'll see about getting a couple pics later in the day.
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