EARL L. TROUT of Douds, Iowa died May 24, 1971. He was born in 1899. He leaves his widow, three sons and two daughters and 23 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a long time steam sawmill operator and attended many of the steam shows.
Submitted by Wm. A. Safer, Pres. Midwest Old Threshers.
LLOYD I. BIRCKELBAW passed away recently. He was born in 1892 and was a long time resident of South Lyon, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Engineering in 1914 and served in World War 1. He was an original and active member of the Early Engine Club at the Henry Ford Museum and will be missed by all of us.
Submitted by Thomas R. Stockton, Box 2053, Dearborn, Michigan 48121.
DIEDRICH L. DALKE, 89, of 14 Auburn Ct., Alexandria, Virginia died March 11 of a heart attack at the Masonic Temple in Alexandria. Born in a sod house on the prairies of Nebraska in 1882, and required to leave school at the age of 12 to work on the family farm, he returned to high school at the age of 21 and pursued an academic career, earning a Master's degree from the University of Kansas in 1911. He was superintendent of schools in the middle west from 1912-21, dean of Missouri Wesleyan College, Cameron, Mo. from 1921-31, head of German department of Baker University from 1931-33 and director of educational services in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1935-41. He then served with the Department of Agriculture in Washington, after which he taught in Swanson Junior High School.
He was a member of DelRay Methodist Church, a charter member of Pioneers of the Cherokee Strip, Enid, Oklahoma, a life member of Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge and of many other professional groups.
He leaves his wife, Anna Belle, two daughters and two grandchildren.
WARNER LAIRD passed away December 1, 1970. He was a retired railroad worker. His age was 65.
Submitted by his friend, Herman Stockmaster, Route 2, Bellevue, Ohio.
LLOYD B. HAYES, age 79 of 128 S. Main St., Batavia, New York died June 8, 1971. He was stationary engineer at two of the Implement Manufacturing Companies here. He was a member of the New York Steam Engine Ass'n.
CLARENCE BROWN, 88, of Hamilton, Indiana died in April, 1971. He was an old-time thresherman in and around Hamilton. He attended the steam shows at Montpelier and Wauseon, Ohio. Also the Old Time Thresher's show north of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and he ran big Jim Whitbey's engines at the shows.
Sent in by Emery Vestal, Rt. 1, Waterloo, Indiana 46793.
LLOYD ERICKSON: I respectfully move that the following resolution be adopted by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors of the Northern Illinois Steam Power Club (The Sycamore Show) and be included in the records of the corporation:
BE IT, AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED: that in the memory of our good, faithful and loyal friend Lloyd Erickson, we pause for a moment of prayer and consideration in respect and thanks for his untiring effort in behalf of our organization; the many services he performed for us, the miles and miles he traveled, and the tons and tons of equipment that he hauled for our shows . . . always with good nature and a smile. He traveled many miles to attend the many director meetings and his cooperative attitude, that was always constructive, reflected a wonderful personality and a great heart. To all of the members of our club it was a pleasure to know him and work with him, and we will all miss him. He has been a helpful and dominant influence in the guidance of our club and its activities and our gratitude can hardly be expressed in words.
Lloyd was a true friend and a hard worker ... a great credit to our organization. Our sympathy and our prayers are a sincere offering to his family. His memory will long be a pleasant one in our thoughts despite the sorrow that he can no longer join us in the fellowship of our club.
(adopted by a unanimous vote at the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Northern Illinois Steam Power Club on February 20, 1971, and included in the permanent records.)