FAIRFIELD, Ill. - Nelson Kirkwood, 58, national sales manager of Airtex Automotive, died March 14. His career at Airtex, an aftermarket manufacturer of water and fuel pumps, spanned 31 years. He played a key role in the success of the Airtex Education Partnership, a nationwide program for automotive students.
WEST BEND, Wis. - Webster Tennies, 83, founder of Tennies Buick Inc., died March 16. He founded the dealership here in 1946 and remained active at the dealership until his death. He ran the business with his son Edward.