The Model T hobby lost a very good friend. John Dansuer passed away Sat night, November 22nd. John and his wife Karen made many parts available for those on the Hillbilly tour and other Model T tours. John had several medical issues the past several years. John passed away in the arms of his wife Karen. John will be sorely missed by the Model T fraternity and many, many friends including myself. Bud Redding, Director, Model T Ford Club of America.
Terry, I'm sorry to hear about John's passing. He was always helpful and one of those people it was a joy to be around at car events.
I'll miss seeing John at auctions and at Chickasha.
Rest in peace John. I will miss seeing your name here on the forum.
I met John last year, when I drove out to his farm in Fulton, MO to pick up a set of tire savers. Despite his illness, he and his wife invited me in and we had a long and pleasant visit.
Rest in peace, John.
Rest easy John. Thanks for your parts and help over the years. You will be missed by all.
My condolences to the Dansuer family. We shared e-mails anytime I was looking for parts. A very friendly and helpful fellow. He will be missed.
Bummer. John was a TT guy. A superior breed of men.
Will miss you, John.
That's a terrible loss to the t and tt community his tt knowledge was amazing and he was always ready to help you .
my condolences to his family .
he will be missed .
Rest in peace, John. Our sympathy to Karen and the family.
I've known John since 1976 and always found him to be helpful and friendly. I'll miss him for sure. Our hobby has lost a good man.
Our condolences to the Danuser family
I spoke with John on only one occasion but he was very helpful and friendly. My condolences to John's family.
John was a great guy. Always saw him at least twice a year at the Indy swap meet and Chickasha.
He will be missed.
I'm so sorry!
So very sad. Even though we all knew it was coming, it is still a bit of a shock to lose one that was so much of a friend to so many. I never had the opportunity to meet John in person. But I will very much feel his loss on this forum. I know that he had many good, close, friends that will miss him dearly.
My special condolences to John's family,
I'm very sorry to hear about John. I've kept hoping he'd get better. I've bought some stuff from John at Chickasha but more important, had some good conversations with him.
Our sympathies are with John's family. Karen and Bob
Rest In Peace, John.
We lost a grand old Gentleman and he will be missed by a lot of people. I met him 20 years ago when I bought a Mag Drive for a T from him. I asked for an address over the phone so I could send him the money and he said it would be on the Package when they delivered it. He will be in our prayers, Karen
He just sent us a water outlet upper water elbow for our Speedster.
So sad. I bought many items from John over the years and meet him at Chickasha in 2010.
Great guy, John will be missed... My condolences to John's family.
Sad news. I enjoyed talking with him at Chickasha & Covered Bridge tours in IN. He helped me repair my Touring car front spring late one night during the Covered Bridge Tour.
Rest in peace.
I am sorry to read of his passing.I met him at Chickasha in 08. My condolences to the Danuser family .
John was just a great guy. His health had just taken it's toll on him. He was not able to haul his trailer around anymore because of the CDL physical so he hadn't made Chickasha for the past couple of years. I tried to post his obituary but couldn't get it sized properly to download. His funeral is Saturday. His wife Karen is just a sweet heart of a lady. He has been trying to get a speedster built for his grandson and his health just kept getting in the way. He is in a better place now, but my heart goes out to Karen and the rest of the family.
Nice fellow, always was kind and pleased to answer questions, and look for parts that you needed.
Will miss seeing him at swap meets, usually riding around in that gas powered front platform scooter of his.
God be with him now, and thoughts go out to his family.
Very sorry to learn of John's passing, he helped me with parts starting out. My condolences to his family and the Model T forum family.
Sad news. RIP John, you will be missed.
We are diminished.
Respectfully to John,
Rest in Peace John..Thoughts & Prayers for John and his Family for our family......The Sorenson's
Wow, so sorry to hear this. I dealt with John several times long distance and only once had the opportunity to stop in. He was a very gracious host, opening up his entire place to talk "T's". He was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed.
Karen, my condolences to you and the family,
Kevin & Pam Fielding
I've known John for longer than I can remember. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family.
I knew John was having medical issues and was hoping for the best. When I read the topic of this thread I had no idea it was about him.
I have known John for many years. I even bought several loads of hay from him. It was always a pleasure to visit Sky Go farm.
John told me that his grandfather was a blacksmith and his dad was the guy that started Danuser Equipment at Fulton Mo. You might have seen one of their post hole augers.
It won't be the same going past Fulton knowing there won't be a chance for a visit with John.
Oh no, I was just thinking about him yesterday regarding posters that haven't been here for awhile. Only met him once but he treated me like we had known each other for years and were long lost friends. The hobby has lost a true legend.
John was a good friend. Always had time to talk to you and help the hobbyist in any way he could. I have met him and his wife at several auctions by chance and we always had a nice visit. Rest in peace John - my life was richer because you were in it.
I had heard of John but the first time I met him was some years ago when Sam Atkinson from our local club was driving down to Fulton to pick up some parts from him. I went along and he gave us a tour of his place. I saw him many times since then on various tours. It won't be the same without John. The title of this thread has it exactly right...
John was a good friend and Karen still is. Example given: on a tour a few years back my T started acting up going up hill with a large log hauler right behind me...finally found a place to pull over, was down and under draining carbureator, hoping to get going....gently pulling up behind me were John and Karen. Seems like they were there everytime I needed help. John is probably overseeing our T families as we reminisce. We all will miss him. Karen, our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
John always treated me very well. He will be missed.
Iím very sorry to hear about the loss of John. While I was only privileged to know him a short while, the friendliness and hospitality he and Karen showed me will never be forgotten.
My prayers go out to John's family, and for the repose of his soul. God bless him and them.
Rest in Peace John. Karen if there is anything I can do please let me know.
My condolences to Karen Danuser. John was a good man and a friend to our hobby. Both my son and I will miss him. We've lost another caretaker of our cars.
We learned of Calaway County and the potato chip story during a very interesting day with John. My son got to see his first coyote that day when John had a trapper catching them off his farm. My son still talks fondly of that trip.
Sorry to hear the passing of a fellow T man.
Rest easy John. Hope there are T's for you to work on up there.
As we say: John was good folks. My thoughts to his family.
So sorry to hear. Be in peace John, you'll be missed.
I knew John also . Been to his place twice and he and his wife were always joy to be around. when I visited the first time he took us on a tour. I swear he had every thing to build 20Ts. And his landing field was impressive too. I'll miss seeing him when I'm back there. G Bless his soul. John !! say high to my dad for me.
Never met him, but a wealth of knowledge on this forum that had come from. I thought he was doing better and recovering some. This is a very big loss for his wife and fellow Model T'ers. Very, very sad news.
I only knew him on the Forum. He always seemed like a "How can I help" kind of guy. He will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. John added so much to the forum and our Model T community. Rest in peace.
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I never had the pleasure to meet John in person, but I have spoken to him over the phone and purchased parts from him. This was a shock to me. A lot of times I open these type threads and do not recognize the names, but this one....well, my heart sank. I'm really sorry to hear it and I will keep the family in my prayers.
My prayers go out for the Danuser family
It is apparent that John will be missed by many.
I am going to miss seeing Johns name on the forum. A great loss to the Model T hobby. My thoughts and prayers go out to Johns family.
Sad to hear, R.I.P. John.
A question for those who knew John better than I, ... what was John's health issue ? He spoke of it slowing him down, but I never asked for specifics.
You were on my list of people to have a conversation with someday.
John is in a better place, my condolences to his family and friends.
Burger, he discussed his heart problems in this thread: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/342385.html?1361858024
My most heartfelt condolences to Karen and the family!!! John will be and is already missed.
I first met John at our first tour in Keystone, SD I'm guessing 7-8 years ago. To a newbe, he was most gracious and helpful with advice, needed supplies to this newbe, and discussions of life in general. I rekindled the friendship with him at the 100 year anniversary when we were parked just across from him and Karen. They both treated Teresa and I like family! I'll miss his hearty laugh, friendly smile, and down home advice. This is a sad week in the Model T community. Rest in Peace and may God bless you with all the rewards you so richly deserve, John.
The T Family lost a great one. So sorry to hear and prayers to Karen and the family. I remember him so well at Chickasha.
I'll add my condolences to John's family and friends. I met him for the first time several years ago at Chickasha. Bought a Wilmo combination manifold from him at that time and I remember having a very nice discussion with him at that time. Last time I went to Chickasha, there was one very big empty hole in the vendors displays outside next to the west wall of the one building where John always set up his display tables and trailer full of Model "T" parts. Sadly, that "spot" of his at Chickasha is not the only place where John will be missed, but we all know that he is now in a better place. "R.I.P." John.
Rip John:?( guess I won't have the chance to meet you when I come back to MO. Our condolences to the family.
Sorry to hear. Condolences to his family and friends.
Burger, last couple of times I saw him he looked like he might be having diabetic issues.
I say this because my dad had similar issues. But that's just a guess on my part.
I, too, enjoyed many fellowship opportunities with John. Even sold him the pancake Hasslers for his grandson's speedster. I'll miss having to get out of the way of his 'Grasshopper' at swap meets. He was a swell guy. . .
I always looked forward to seeing John at Chickasha. He was always kind and considerate to those around him and was a true gentleman. Our hobby has lost a GOOD one!