On Oct. 15, 2006, Ron Bracken of Vestaburg, Mich., passed away at age 74. He was an accomplished machinist, mechanic and enjoyed building model engines from scratch. He also had a love for Model T Fords. Ron's career included a stint at GarWood and 25 years at the Ford Motor Co. in Detroit. He served in the Army from 1952-1954 and was stationed at Fort Knox. He attended many shows in Michigan and was famous for his animated washer woman, which gave many people a chuckle. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of 50 years and three sons, Rick, Jeff and Kevin. He was a great friend and will be missed by all.
Submitted by Don Kinsey of Lakeview, Mich.