Our Past President Max Brockhouse has sadly passed away on July 11, 2019.  Max was the founding Vice President of the club.

Max E. Brockhouse, 73, of Chapin, died Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born June 4, 1946, in Jacksonville, the son of Eugene E. and Helen Esther Bourn Brockhouse. Max married Mary Rae Lakamp on June 17, 1967, at the Concord United Methodist Church, and she survives.

Max is also survived by three children, Julie (Mike) James of Downs, and Andrew (Genna) Brockhouse and Alex (Stephanie) Brockhouse, both of rural Chapin; seven grandchildren, Lauren James, Tyler James, Brandon James, Cori Brockhouse, Cal Brockhouse, Anley Brockhouse, and Tesly Brockhouse; one brother, Rex E. (Kathy) Brockhouse of Chapin, and one double-cousin, Wendell (Sharon) Brockhouse of Saginaw, Texas. He was preceded in death by one infant son, Chris Andrew Brockhouse.

Max devoted his life to farming the land he loved in Morgan and Scott counties. He also served as caretaker of Concord Cemetery for 54 years. As a devoted member of the Chapin and Concord communities, Max served on the boards of directors for Tropia Schools, Chapin Farmerís Elevator, and the Chapin Rural Fire District, and was president and trustee of the Chapin Village Board. In addition, Max was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and Harmony Lodge #3, A.F. & A.M. He also served in the Army National Guard as a young man.

Max loved Corvettes and owned several over the years. He was a founder, president, and board member of the Solid Axle Corvette Club, and a founding member of the Western Illinois Tractor Club. He also enjoyed woodworking, stained glass, upholstering, and welding.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Williamson Funeral Home, with burial at Concord Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Concord Cemetery.  Send check to:
Dale Nickel
c/o Concord Cemetery
1362 Literberry Triopia Road
Arenzville, IL 62611

. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.


Our founding President Noland Adams, who literally wrote the book on restoration, has passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2017.  Noland succumbed to illnesses.  Noland was 84.  

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