THE GOLDEN ROLL


| September/October 1993



LYNN MIX, 83, Hastings, Michigan, passed away March 3, 1993. He was a journeyman electrician for over 30 years for a local auto parts supplier. He owned three steam traction engines in his lifetime and always kept them up in top shape. He will be remembered for his shingle mill that he and his son operated at several shows and events, but we think he will be best remembered as an extremely hard worker and a fair and honest man.

Lynn was a long time member of the Michigan Steam Engine and Threshers Club, the Kalamazoo Antique Machinery Club, Charlton Park Steam and Gas Engine Club, and several other antique machinery clubs. He loved to ride Harley Davidson motorcycles and owned and operated his own dealership for some years.

He touched many lives and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Submitted by his son, Larry Mix, P.O. Box 89, Freeport, Michigan 49325 and close friend, David Wachter, Holt, Michigan.

On March 22,1993, DONALD F. WERTH, retired farmer and antique enthusiast, passed away in Springfield, Illinois. He was born June 12, 1913, in rural Lincoln, Illinois, the community in which he resided throughout his life.

He was a founding member of Central States Threshermen's Reunion, Pontiac, Illinois; a lifetime member of Monticello & Sangamon Valley Railway Company, Monticello, Illinois; a member of International J.I. Case Heritage Foundation; member of Prairieland Heritage Museum; member of American Threshermen's Association, Pinckneyville, Illinois; a founding member of River Valley Antique Association, Chillicothe, Illinois; and a member of National Threshers Association. Don loved to follow developments in his past-time occupation, restoring antique farm related equipmentnamely, steam engines and windmills.