Reading this news is so difficult. Mike has been a great support
for many of us but for me on a personal level it is much more. He
bought the Bruder from me after my husband Bill died in 1982 and has
been a support system for me all these years, last working here in my
shop/museum in the fall. He always looked after me and had suggestions
for our next up dates on the instruments and we spoke often on the
His dedication for always doing fine work was beyond reproach. He will
be sadly missed by many, especially me.