Locals donate their time and resources for good neighbor deed helping Steve Vos

Some of those helping on Oct. 10 are, from left, Dale De Penning, Kevin Van Maanen, Duane Ver Ploeg, Mark De Cook, Duane Olivier, and Alex Huyser. Not pictured is  Galen Rozenboom. The 2023 New Holland CR8.90 combine was used as a machine demonstration.

By Margaret Vander Weerdt


Alex Huyser and Kevin Van Maanen visit with Steve Vos when he was able to stop by for a time to see the demo New Holland combine at work during a good neighbor deed Oct. 10.

Due to health issues, Steve Vos of Sully is unable to harvest his crops this fall. Good neighbor deeds have been underway for him with 100 acres of corn harvested Tuesday, Oct. 10, a couple miles southwest of Sully at what Vos calls his “homeplace.” Alex Huyser of Kruseman Implement in Sully was able to have a 2023 New Holland CR8.90 combine with a 12-row cornhead as a demonstration unit there for the harvest. “The inventory unit that day was to help out Steve in appreciation for his business through the years,” Huyser said. New Holland product specialist and territory manager were also there to answer questions and set up the combine for harvest. A few took turns running the combine with Kevin Van Maanen of Sully operating the combine most that day.

Dale De Penning and Duane Ver Ploeg also harvested corn before and after the Oct. 10 good deed at the “homeplace.”  Thursday, Oct. 12, Judson, Pam, and Joel Vos harvested 35 acres at the Johnnie and Delia De Jong farm, which Steve Vos rents three miles south of Sully. On the west side of the road at the De Jong farm, Clint Vonk and his crew with two combines also harvested 35 acres of corn.

Steve Vos and his wife Diane said, “Thank you for the work, it was really a blessing for the work done for us. Also thanks to the community for all their prayers. Until something like this happens to you, you have no idea what it really means to a person.”



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