DELOSS THOMPSON, of Bird City, Kansas, passed away November 18,
1994 at the age of 76.
Dee, as he was known by all, was born in Mason City, Iowa, but
grew to man hood in Ft. Lupton, Colorado. He en listed in the Navy
in December 1943 and served in the South Pacific aboard PT boats as
an electrician’s mate until his discharge in December 1945. He
then moved to Denver, Colorado, where he was an electrician on many
large construction jobs until his retirement in 1980.
He and his wife then moved to Bird City, where the family was
active in the Tri-State Antique Engine and Threshers Association.
Dee helped with construction at the show site, and oversaw the
stationary gas engine row with his wife during the four days of the
Dee was a friend of many, and will be missed by not only the
Antique Association but the town also. He was a life member of the
V.F.W. Post #3971 in Denver, and a life member of the American
Legion Post #352 in Bird City. A military memorial service was held
November 28, 1994, in Bird City.
Dee is survived by his wife Margaret, daughters Peggy Ertler and
Deanna Nervig and their husbands. His son William, also an antique
buff, preceded him in death.
Submitted by Margaret Thompson, Box 138, Bird City, Kansas
DAVE BOLT, 56, of Millerton, Pennsylvania, passed away July
1994. He was born January 31, 1938. Dave is survived by his
wife, Fran Avery Bolt, and their five children and 12
Dave worked for Local #1358 for 27 years until he retired in
1988 for health reasons.
Dave collected gas engines and antique tractors for over 30
years. He could be found every summer with family and friends
traveling to engine and tractor shows. He would lend a hand
wherever a hand was needed. He held member ship in several
Aside from collecting and displaying his restored engines and
tractors, Dave got enjoyment from seeing young people taking an
interest in the hobby of collecting engines and tractors. Many
times Dave would stop whatever he was doing to go help another
collector who was having a problem. He gave advice to anyone who
asked for itnot only on engines and tractors but on any subject
Dave will be sadly missed by his family and all those who knew
him as a friend.
Submitted by Tioga County Antique Engines and Tractors Inc. of
Halsey Valley, New York.