David Postlethwait
3366 Whittier Rd.  
Springville, IA 52336
Phone 319-854-7259

Kevin Albrecht
44565 279th St. 
Marion, SD 57043 
Phone 605-925-4659

Roger Neate
14837 Greenville Rd
Van Wert, OH 45891
Phone 419-965-2284
Fax 419-965-2281

Don Klehm
13543 N. 2700 E Road
Forest, Il 61741

Charles R. Noonan
1585 Freysville Rd.
York, PA. 17402

Robert L. Rentzel
5380 Board Road
Mt. Wolf, PA

Mike Penas
18282 Lace Ave. Hutchinson, MN, 55350

WPO Rep.
Richard A.Pedersen
1405 NW 122nd St.
Clive, IA 50325
Phone 515-223-9565

David Law: Webmaster

United States Ploughing Organization
Updated on January 31, 2016

Minnesota Plowing Association
Why The Plow  

Marilyn Pedersen, 76, passed away early Monday morning, February 1, 2016 at Kennybrook Village in Grimes.

Marilyn was born in Malvern, IA on June 2, 1939 to Kenneth and Leona Henderson. She graduated from Malvern High School in 1957 where she was Homecoming Queen and first team all-conference in basketball. Marilyn then attended Simpson College where she was Home Economics Club Vice President, a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Whoís Who, Senior Class Vice President, and an Honors Graduate. She graduated with her Bachelorís degree, then attended Iowa State for her Masterís and was later Montessori certified. On December 29, 1963, Marilyn married Richard Dale Pedersen. She worked as a Home Economics and Science teacher until she and Dick started their family. Marilyn returned to teaching in 1982 and retired from Bergman Academy in 2012. She was an active member of Windsor Heights Lutheran Church, PEO Chapter HX, and Delta Delta Delta Alumni.

Marilyn is survived by her husband of 52 years, Dick Pedersen; children, Karla (Mike) Evans, Kara (Eddie) Olmstead, Richard Pedersen, Betsy (Brandon) Pratt; grandchildren, Luke, Benjamin, Elisabeth, Gabriella, and Jared Evans, Josiah Olmstead, and Henry and Harrison Pratt; siblings, Barbara DenHartog and Karen Wahle. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Richard Henderson.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hamiltonís on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, and the funeral service on Thursday, February 4 at 11:00 a.m. at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church, 1240 66th St. in Windsor Heights. Burial will be at Waukee Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Windsor Heights Lutheran Church or ChildServe. Condolences may be expressed online at

Newsletter January 2016

USAPO Results 2015


Did you see Gene Gruber came in 2nd place in the World's ploughing in Denmark.
Also Kevin Albrect came in 17th.  That is exciting.


2014 National Results: Send your Dues to:
Roger Neate
14837 Greenville Rd
Van Wert, OH 45891
Phone 419-965-2284
Fax 419-965-2281

News from the World Ploughing Organization:

First World Ploughing Vintage update

CONGRATULATIONS to World Ploughmen:

Austin Magnuson in 17th place in the Conventional Class
Dale Dircksen in 23rd place in the Reversible Class

Congratulations to:

Gene Gruber
Austion Magnuson
Joe Loehr, Jr.

Kevin Holl
David Linebaugh
Keith Gilmore

Brad Williams
Mike Chouandard
Aaron Egeberg


Joe Thompson
Digger Duin

Cody Dirksen
Kyle Fourman
Hailey Gruber

Gene Gruber
Hailey Gruber
Mike Rhoades