Simon Metzger, 65, retired Thresherman and lumber dealer, died June 23rd at his home in Poseyville, Ind. He and each of his five brothers owned and operated Keck-Gonnerman engines and separators. Also each owned and operated saw-mills all through Spencer and Warrick Counties in Indiana.
Mr. Metzger moved to Vanderburg County, Indiana, in 1924 where he operated a saw-mill and in 1935 he moved to Posey County and for many years threshed and saw-milled. In his last years he operated a retail lumber yard at Blairsville, Indiana, Posey County, until his retirement in 1960 after suffering a stroke.
Two steam engines still remain in the Metzger family. He attended many thresherman 's meetings through the country and was a member for several years. Mr. Metzger sold his last engine in 1960.
(Courtesy of Alta Metzger)
Loui A. Budenski passed away at the Methodist hospital in Rochester Minnesota on June 15th after a lingering illness at the age of sixty three years and two days.
The son of Loui and Mary Riggers Budenski he was born in Vasa Twp., Goodhue County, Minnesota, on June 13th, 1898 and lived his entire life in Goodhue County.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and had been a Director of the Zumbro Valley Threshermens Ass'n since its inception.
(Courtesy of R. H. Budenski)
George W. Tustin died May 20, 1961 at his home in Ashville, Ohio.
Mr. Tustin was a thresherman and sawmill man for over forty years in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.
For the past several years he was an employee of the Belmont Casket Company in Columbus, Ohio. He was 79 years and three months old.
(Courtesy of J. Russell Tustin, brother of the deceased.)