Hall of Fame Inductees

Archive Towle and Marie Schuette

Born: 04/05/1900
Died: 09/04/1945

Born 07/24/1923
Died: 10/09/2010

Marie Schuette and Archie Towle are a father and daughter team who made an impact on aviation for more than 75 years. Archie became involved in 1928. He barnstormed, was an aerobatic performer, provided a full range of expertise by managing the Wausau Airport and served as the airport's FBO giving flight instruction and maintaining aircraft. Archie also worked on and provided leadership to numerous local, state and national aviation committees seeing the industry move through its formative years.

Upon Archie's untimely death in 1945 Marie assumed responsibility for the FBO. This continued as the business transitioned into Grimm Flying Service and one of the state's largest flight schools. Marie, like her father, served on a number of state and national committees and association's boards. She has been recognized by numerous organizations and government agencies and featured in aviation periodicals. The aviation industry, on all levels, has benefited through the efforts of this father and daughter team.

Archie Towle
Archie Towle
(photo courtesy Bob Wylie
Archie Towle and his daughter Marie
Archie with Marie on the cowl of an Aeronca
(photo courtesy Bob Wylie)
Marie recieving award from Harry Chaplin
Marie receiving one of her many awards
(photo courtesy Bob Wylie)

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