Fellow farmers and friends of Gerald Allen Boldt came together Sunday to give their friend and colleague a final tractor parade of sorts during his funeral Monday.
More than 50 tractors and combines - from the newest models to collector's items - were lined up along Davenport's West Locust Street to commemorate Boldt, 73, who died Sept. 19 in an accident in Buffalo.
The line of tractors stretched from near the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds westward down Locust Street.
Boldt was an avid supporter of the fair, where he could be seen working at the information booth, grilling ribeye steaks, and participating in the tractor parade.
He also supported Scott County 4-H and the 4-H Auction, as well as a longtime member of the Scott County Cattleman's Association.
On Monday, Boldt's funeral was held at the Starlite Ballroom at the Mississippi Valley Fair. Cemetery in Walcott Cemetery is where a memorial was laid. The procession from the funeral home to the fairgrounds to the cemetery will go past the tractors and flags.
Family friend and fellow farmer Martin Paul, of Muscatine, said Boldt was always there when anyone in the community needed him and the line of tractors was the community's way of saying thank you.