Original "Blue Shirt" Dave Chamberlain Has Passed

It is our sad duty to report the passing on Monday, April 30, of Dave Chamberlain, 86, of Custar, Ohio. Mr. Chamberlain was a charter member of the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pullers Association, promoters of the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green. He was an active participant in all 51 editions of the event to date and was inducted into the NWOTPA's Hall of Fame.

A Korean War veteran, Mr. Chamberlain continued his service to his country and community as mayor and village councilman of Custar. He was a lifelong farmer in Wood County and a member of its Agriculture Society, and he additionally worked as a mechanic for Heermier Implement and Spoerl Implement.

Mr. Chamberlain was preceded in death in 2012 by his beloved wife of 57 years, Barbara. He is survived by his sister Mary, brother Paul, daughters Beth (Ronald) Nagel and Sue (Jeff) Dauer, sons Robert and Richard (Sonja),  11 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. His full obituary may be found here.

We mourn with the Chamberlain family and all of Pulltown on their loss.

Contact Info

National Tractor Pullers Association
6155-B Huntley Road,
Columbus, OH 43229

PHONE: (614) 436-1761

FAX: (614) 436-0964