| March/April 1995

  • Tractor

    Montana Historical Society

  • Tractor

LLOYD ANDREW VAN REES, 73, of Mission, Texas, formerly of Sully, Iowa, died July 24, 1994, at the Pella, Iowa, Community Hospital. He was born on February 11, 1921, in Sully, Iowa, the son of Andrew and Antionette (De Jong) Van Rees.

On January 2, 1942, he married Thressa Van Heukelom in Pella. The Van Reeses farmed in the Lynville, Iowa area before moving to Texas 45 years ago. Lloyd did custom combining in south Texas. He was an enthusiastic operator of antique engines and was renowned for his expertise in the area of steam farm engines.

Mr. Van Rees was on the Board of Directors of the Rio Grande Valley Antique Machinery Club. He was a volunteer in the steam traction area at old threshers reunions and exhibited his steam engine. He received an Old Thresher Award in 1990.

Survivors include his wife Thressa; three daughters; a brother; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Submitted by his granddaughter Charlene Mitschelen, 8515 Park Lane #2108, Dallas, Texas 75231.

REINHOLD RODAMMER, a lifelong resident of Tuscola County, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 1994 at his winter home in Port Charlotte, Florida. He engaged in farming all of his life in Tuscola County, Michigan. In past years he was a member of the Richville Lions Club. Surviving him are one sister, Arlene, and her husband Henry Hohman of Vassar, Michigan; one brother, Rudolph, and wife Bea Rodammer of Glenwood Springs, Colorado; several nieces and numerous cousins.


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