Mary Gundrum liked to be in the driver's seat, but only if it was on a motorcycle.
She started back in the 1930s, when she was often the only woman riding with local clubs. She kept riding after marriage and motherhood, and through the 1950s.
"It came in quite handy if I needed to run into town for grocery items or visit family in Beaver Dam," Gundrum said.
She finally sold her last Harley-Davidson in 1961.
Gundrum died of congestive heart failure Thursday. She was 96.
The former Mary Trapp was born and raised in Beaver Dam, which is where she first decided to try motorcycle riding, soon after graduating from high school in 1934. Her older brother Jim began a local Harley-Davidson dealership, and her younger brother Mike was involved in the business, too.
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