Obituaries

Steven A Swan, an account manager with Kenosha WI-based Powerbrace Corp, died June 20, 2006, from lung cancer. He was 48. Born Sept 30, 1957, he was a 1979 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Before Powerbrace, Swan worked for Wells Mfg Co in Fond du Lac WI, most recently as national sales manager. Survivors include his wife, Debra; three daughters, Kaarin, Kelsey, and Katrina Swan; a stepson, Craig (Angela) Joeckel; his parents, Robert and Shirley Swan; and one brother, Scott (Merry) Swan.

Jack Blubaugh, whose trailer industry career spanned four decades, died May 9, 2006. He began his career with Brown Trailer in the mid-1960s and was the innovator of the first truly national trailer parts distribution network. Blubaugh joined Trailmobile in the mid-1970s and was promoted to director of parts and service to emulate his success at Brown. He joined Polar American in 1980 as vice-president of sales and marketing and moved on to Utility Trailer in 1983, serving there as Western Division sales manager and national sales manager. Blubaugh rejoined Trailmobile in 1989 as vice-president of sales and marketing and retired as president in 1995. He is survived by his wife, Irene.

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