| May/June 1968

  • Frank Miller

  • Frank Miller

FRANK MILLER, Route l, LaCrosse, Indiana. The death of Frank Miller leaves saddness to many hearts and terminates the expansion of what is perhaps one of Country's largest privately owned museums, which included about 250 old tractors and collectors items of every sort. He was born June 20, 1900, and passed away at his home of a heart attack on January 21, 1968. He was past president of The LaPorte Steam Show. Six members thereof, acted as pall bearers. Funeral services were held on January 24 at the Wiesjahn Funeral Home at Wanatah, with Rev. Joseph Haney officiating and burial at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, Indiana. Sent in by Mr. Gilmar Johnson.


Lawrence Lynas, born Aug. 12, 1889, who passed away Jan. 3, 1968. He was one of our faithful workers, always ready to take any job. He leaves us with one thing, of which we are very grateful for. He decided we needed a flag-pole in the center of the ground, and with the help of his wife, Peral, they took some pipe, some rope, an old croquet ball for the top, and some Aluminum paint made one. With help of some of the members it was set up before our show last year. At 10 o'clock each morning, he made sure the flag was hoisted to its top, and lowered each evening at 5 o'clock by the American Legion Post of Elwood.

We, the members will miss Lawrence, hustling along through the grounds doing his part. I, the writer, will not forget him calling me last Nov. asking if he could fire my Case engine once more on the sawmill. On Saturday we sawed walnut lumber all day. He never mentioned he was sick at that time, and neither did I know, that would be the last time, we would work together. Sent in by, Rudolph Shinholt, Secy, of Elwood Historical Club, Inc.

This is sent by Pearl Lynas, in memory of her husband Lawrence. Again the Angel of death has entered and taken from us, one of our members. We are grieved by his departure, and in solemn accord we give thanks, that we had the privilege of having him as a member of our Club, and as a friend. We shall always remember him as he really was, a true friend, who was dependable, and always willing to help. But he grew tired, and weary, so it was time for him to rest. Thru an open gate at the end of the road, we each must go alone, and there in a light, we cannot see, Our Father claims his own. Beyond that gate our loved ones finds happiness and rest. So there is comfort in the thought, that a loving God knows best. He giveth and He taketh away. By Pearl Lynas, Vice Pres. of the Ladies Auxiliary, of the Elwood Historical Club, Inc. Elwood, Ind.

F. J. FREIMUTH, of Torrington, Wyoming, passed away October 19, 1967, at the age of 75. He was very active with his Case '65' Engine, taking part in many, many county fair parades, several American Legion Convention parades, and just about any other occasion 'to fire-up' the old engine. He was the prime 'commencer' for a large threshing bee held on his farm in 1959, using the Case Engine, his Case Threshing Machine, and threshing oats bound up with his Case Grain Binder. Suffice to say, Mr. Freimuth and his Engine held a high state of popularity in the Community and the surrounding area.

Sent in by Mr. Gene F. Arp.


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