Wallace E. Shriner

Elected:           April 13, 1996 Inducted:        August 16, 1996 We are here to honor a man who had accomplished many goals, and has overcome many obstacles to become the successful entrepreneur that he is. I once heard one of his parts suppliers refer to him as the “John Wayne of Service Station Dealers”.  A description like that…

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Rodney Nakoa

Elected:           April 13, 1996 Inducted:        August 16, 1996 Born:                 Born on February 4, 1942 in Honolulu, Hawaii Family:             Rodney and Patricia have four children, Conrad, Lara, Muzzette and Kevin and 7 grandchildren.  His first son, Conrad, has been in the business with him many years and is currently in charge of the day-to-day operations.  As…

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Norbert (Bert) Bertling

Elected:       April 13, 1996 Inducted:    August 16, 1996 Born:            September 2, 1942 – Worthington, Iowa Married:      Virginia Kuebrich – April 25, 1990 – Las Vegas, Nevada Children:    Tammy Walkner, Michele Huber, Dennis Bertling & Katherine Lund History:      Bert, having been raised on a farm near Worthington, Iowa has had a life-long appreciation and love for…

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Marshall A. Pieczentkowski

Elected:           April 13, 1996 Inducted:        August 16, 1996 Born:                Ski was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on March 1, 1939.  He attended grade and high school in Colorado, California and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico.  He married Jan and they have six children and seven grandchildren. History:           Ski attended the University…

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John R. Howell

Elected:       April 13, 1996 Inducted:    August 16, 1996 Born:            John was born on September 1, 1931 in Oceola Township.  Howell, Michigan.  He attended Rumsey County School, was graduated from Howell Public Schools and attended Adrian College and is an alumnus of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.  He is a member of the Methodist Church. Married:      John…

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Joe Sroga

Elected:           April 13, 1996 Inducted:        August 16, 1996 Born:                Joe was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 19, 1947 Family:            Joe married Rosalyn Zqutowicz on June 8, 1968.  They have 3 children; Joalyn, Jason and Jeremy History:           Joe’s interest in tow trucks started when he was very young.  From the age of eight and up…

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Eugene A. Bertani

Elected:       April 13, 1996 Inducted:    August 16, 1996 Born:            July 19, 1929 – Detroit, Michigan Married:      Yvonne Hunt – February 1956 Children:    Gene and Yvonne have four sons.  Ronald is the first born.  He works for Ford Motor Co.  Then along came David, Angelo and Andrew, all of which work in the family business. History:     …

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Charles W. Morris

Elected:       April 13, 1996 Inducted:    August 16, 1996 Born:            Charles William (C.W.) Morris was born to Elijah and Cora Lee Morris on January 22, 1921 in Lawrence, Kansas.  Charley, as he was then known, moved with his parents and three siblings to Joplin, Missouri at the age of 4. History:      Charley attended school in Joplin…

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