September 27, 2022

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Thomaschefsky retires after 41 years as an automobile mechanic in Merrill

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Now he’ll be wrenching on a ‘65 mustang of his personal

TINA L. SCOTT
EDITOR

Harvey Thomaschefsky is retiring from employment as an automobile mechanic immediately after 41 many years and 5 months of turning a wrench, but he’s not placing his resources down entirely. Retirement means that now he’ll be in a position to flip his consideration to a aspiration task of his own.
“Harvey came to work as a mechanic at Bloechl Motor Corporation in 1980 and stayed on when we bought the dealership in 1988,” reported Jim Brickner, President and co-operator of Brickner’s Park Metropolis in Merrill.
“Harvey arrived with the dealership …,” he stated. “Harvey and I are the last of the first 7 men and women who ended up with the dealership when we begun functions.”
“Harvey is a single of those men that all people in town knows,” Brickner claimed. “He has probably fastened most everybody’s automobile a single time or a further, and is one particular of these superior fellas that we have been lucky to be blessed to have performing with us.”
“Harvey cared about his shoppers. He would try and resolve each and every auto in a way to enable continue to keep the price down for the client, would propose correcting only what was required, and was generally on time, and on job,” he stated. “Harvey is a accurate mechanic. He often experienced the suitable resources and expertise and experience to deal with almost anything at all.”
“We generally joke that Harvey’s been close to so prolonged he at the time set Jesus’s donkey cart,” Brickner added, laughing.
More importantly, he experienced the variety of operate ethic and mindset any employer would envy. “Harvey always has a smile on his deal with,” Brickner stated.
“So now is a little bit of a momentous working day here at the dealership,” he claimed on Might 25, 2022. “Harvey Thomaschefsky is retiring.”
“He will be hard to swap,” he added. “One of the most effective folks you will ever satisfy.”
Thomaschefsky is not disappearing totally from Brickner’s nevertheless. “I’m still going to function part-time, but comprehensive time is done,” Thomaschefsky said. “Just like routine maintenance stuff – not operating on cars any longer. Getting care of gear … oil furnaces and stuff like that, general servicing that I have already been carrying out.”
On the mechanic side of factors, “We have been really privileged to have employed a extremely knowledgeable youthful person who is relocating here from Montana, and we are quite energized to see how he does,” Brickner said.
And Thomaschefsky is enthusiastic, much too. “I acquired a ‘65 mustang that I’m restoring,” he said. “It just bought it painted yesterday.” [That was Thursday, May 26, the day immediately following his official retirement!] It is a darkish metallic blue, not a standard colour, but a shade he seriously favored, he stated. His goal is to have it on the highway subsequent calendar year. “I bought it in a box,” Thomaschefsky mentioned. “It was stripped down to the shell. I have to put it all back together.”
When he’s not wrenching on this common restoration, Harvey and his spouse, Terri, hope to “get in a small additional tenting,” claimed Thomaschefsky who will turn 69 in July.
They have a great deal of life left to are living, and Thomaschefsky isn’t throwing away any time acquiring ideal to it.

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