THE GOLDEN ROLL

By Staff

Tom Buller, 72, of Sardinia, Ohio, died June
11, 2002, after a farm tractor rollover at his residence. A native
of Sault St. Marie, Canada, Tom operated Custom Craft Welding in
Xenia, Ohio, for several years.

He was well known as a welder, machinist and steam engineer. He
was active in several organizations, including the Miami Valley
Steam Threshers and the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Inc.

Survivors include his wife, Sirkka; a son, Terrence; daughters
Anne Cornell and Gina Barnett; and eight grandchildren.

His friendship, guidance and soft voice will be greatly missed
by many fellow collectors, friends and acquaintances. I am proud to
have had Tom Buller as my friend and mentor in the steam engine
hobby.

Submitted by Mark L. Rembis

Stanley Mouser, Washington, Iowa, passed away
on Feb. 4, 2002. It was his 92nd birthday. He will be missed by
many people met over a lifetime working with the Midwest Old
Threshers group in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Grandpa was a dedicated steam man. He loved to talk about the
old days of threshing and thought everyone should have an
appreciation for the past. He taught me the fun in running a steam
engine, and because of him I have been a steam fan since I was a
boy.

He never missed a reunion in Mt Pleasant. He was on the board of
directors starting in the 1960s, and he volunteered countless hours
working around the steam engines. I never saw him leave the house
to travel without a stack of handbills promoting the show. I
suspect he was one of Mt. Pleasant’s greatest salesmen.

Stan had a good memory for people because he enjoyed being
around them so much, and he will be remembered for his love for
telling a good story or joke. He is survived by his wife; two
children; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. We will
miss him.

Submitted by Jeff Pewitt

Kim Carlton Tuttle, 40, Howell, Mich., died
July 4, 2002. He was born July 3, 1962 in Battle Creek, the son of
Carl E. and Nancy A. (Gordon) Tuttle.

Kim was a member of the Michigan Steam Engine and Thresher
Association of Mason and the Oklahoma Steam Thresher Association.
He was superintendent of Livingston Aggregate, Inc.

Survivors include his children, Josh and Jordon; his father,
Carl; a sister, Rhonda Davis; and brothers Jeffrey and Rodney.

Submitted by Mark Corson

Walter Pohlmann, New Haven, Mo., passed away
April 3, 2002, at the age of 92. Walter was a dairy farmer for most
of his life. As a young man he worked the western wheat harvest and
there became interested in steam. He owned Advance-Rumely, Russell,
Peerless and Case traction engines and numerous tractors. He
attended the Owensville Threshers Assn. Steam Engine Show at
Rosebud, Mo., until 2000, when his health began to fail. Walter was
a kind and generous man whose warm smile will be fondly
remembered.

Submitted by Clifford Baumer

Lloyd E. Larson, Alexandria, Minn., passed away
Aug. 17, 2001, at the age of 85. Lloyd was a subscriber to
Iron-Men Album starting in the early 1950s, and he helped
start many Minnesota threshing shows, being the first person to
bring a sawmill to many of those early shows. He lived to see his
Jackson Lumber Harvester belted up to a steam engine. He had his
sawmill at Rollag, Dalton, Albany, Donnelly, Cottonwood, Canby,
Redwood Falls, and many others.

Lloyd was a lifetime member of the Western Minnesota Steam
Threshers’ Reunion in Rollag, Minn., and a member of the
Pioneer Power Club in Alexandria, Minn., where he displayed his
1925 Rumely Oil Pull. He also attended as many shows as he could
every year. He was known by many people as the ‘sawmill
man.’

His dad, Victor, started sawing in 1922, and he did custom
lumber sawing and stack threshing for many farmers surrounding the
Carlos, Minn., area. My dad taught me everything I know about
lumber sawing, and I’m very proud to carry on the tradition. He
loved to tell stories about his early years of farming, threshing
and lumber sawing.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy; three
daughters, Barb, Mary and Julie; a son, Rick; and 11 grandchildren.
Lloyd will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Submitted by Rick Larson

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