THE GOLDEN ROLL


| March/April 1994



WILLIAM F. SIEVERT, 'Oil Pull Bill,' of Canby, Minnesota, died on December 16, 1993 at age 98.

Bill was born February 19, 1895 at Worth, Illinois to Frank and Wilhelmine (Benck) Sievert.

He and Marie Weseloh were married in 1931 in Blue Island, Illinois. Bill and his brother operated an auto repair service at Oak Lawn, Illinois. In 1939, the couple moved to Princeton, Illinois, where they farmed for several years. Marie passed away in 1981; in 1982 Bill was married to Amanda Benck Schmidt. He was active in Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Canby.

Bill was a member of the Small Engines Antique Club at Atkinson, Illinois. He enjoyed showing his Rumely tractor at the Atkinson and Pontiac, Illinois, shows. Bill's article, 'My Life With the Rumely Oil Pull,' was featured in the The Iron-Men Album, January/February 1992 issue.

He is survived by his wife, Amanda; granddaughter Leslee Beams Stacker and her husband David; son-in-law Delmar Beams; sister Hermine Holm; stepson Loren Schmidt and his wife Darlene; stepdaughter Aria Lage and her husband Jim; seven step grandchildren; and eight step great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Amanda Sievert, 201 7th St., W., Canby, MN 56220.