Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Leonard And Erv. . .


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

LilysDad

    Cat Lover

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10443
  • 9,686 Thanks
  • 7,693 posts
  • Location: N. Illinois, DeKalb County

Posted November 05, 2013 - 08:29 AM

, lifelong members of our church, are two German bachelor farmers. Leonard is pretty simple. Hilda, their mother, made Erv promise to take care of his younger brother. so he never married. He was in his upper 70s, I believe.

 

A few weeks ago, Leonard was driving the tractor, bailing hay, and Erv was on the hay rack. Pulling on a bale, the string broke and Erv lost his balance and fell off the rack and landed on his back, breaking his neck.

 

Erv was in the hospital on life support. He eventually gained consciousness and some accounts said he got some feeling back in his hands and feet; however efforts to wean him off the ventilator didn't work.

The night before last, Erv passed on to Glory.

 

Leonard not so much! He is staying on the farm by himself for the moment, but that can't last. Ladies are bringing in food for sure, but he needs supervision. It remains to be seen how this plays out.


  • JimD, MH81, sacsr and 4 others have said thanks

#2 Alc ONLINE  

Alc

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1094
  • 5,459 Thanks
  • 6,628 posts
  • Location: Bangor Pa

Posted November 05, 2013 - 08:33 AM

Sorry to hear of such sad news, We'll be thinking and praying for those that are helping Leonard out , they sound like good people


  • LilysDad, oldedeeres and JRJ have said thanks

#3 JDBrian OFFLINE  

JDBrian

    Super Moderator

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2507
  • 9,574 Thanks
  • 14,136 posts
  • Location: Hubley, Nova Scotia - Canada

Posted November 05, 2013 - 11:14 AM

Sorry to hear this. It sounds like he was a man of his word and that he died working the farm. There are far worse ways to go. Prayers will be sent out for Erv, Leonard, their family and the good people of your church.


  • LilysDad, oldedeeres and JRJ have said thanks

#4 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,320 Thanks
  • 28,640 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted November 05, 2013 - 12:05 PM

Sorry to hear this. It sounds like he was a man of his word and that he died working the farm. There are far worse ways to go. Prayers will be sent out for Erv, Leonard, their family and the good people of your church.


About as much said there as can be.

Same here.
  • LilysDad, oldedeeres and JRJ have said thanks

#5 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

toomanytoys84

    Aaron

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 45129
  • 8,243 Thanks
  • 5,082 posts
  • Location: Ohio

Posted November 05, 2013 - 01:20 PM

I'd rather go out working, then any other way.

 

Nothing more honest a man can do, than work.

 

Was there something wrong with Leonard that Erv had to devote his life to him?


Edited by toomanytoys84, November 05, 2013 - 01:21 PM.

  • Team_Green, LilysDad and oldedeeres have said thanks

#6 Dieselcubmike OFFLINE  

Dieselcubmike
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 11127
  • 1,327 Thanks
  • 1,511 posts
  • Location: Southwestern,Pa

Posted November 05, 2013 - 01:53 PM

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family


  • LilysDad said thank you

#7 LilysDad ONLINE  

LilysDad

    Cat Lover

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10443
  • 9,686 Thanks
  • 7,693 posts
  • Location: N. Illinois, DeKalb County

Posted November 05, 2013 - 05:53 PM

 

 

Was there something wrong with Leonard that Erv had to devote his life to him?

As was said in the OP, Leonard was pretty simple minded. He could do a lot of farm work with supervision. He would usher at church. I don't know how much he could do without instruction and reminders. I assume he will have to go into a home, and that will be so hard on him.


  • oldedeeres said thank you

#8 KC9KAS OFFLINE  

KC9KAS
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 10038
  • 4,783 Thanks
  • 4,303 posts
  • Location: Holland, IN

Posted November 05, 2013 - 06:08 PM

Sorry for the loss of your church family member.

Sounds like 2 old farming fellows and their sister....none of them married and they all lived in the same home they were born in....and many, many years later died in.


  • LilysDad and oldedeeres have said thanks




Top