Neighbors Harvest Wheat After Farmer's Death

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

CHENEY, Kan. (AP) _ When Raymond Rosenhagen of Cheney died unexpectedly, he left his family with acres of wheat ready to harvest.

On Tuesday, friends and relatives showed up at Rosenhagen's farm to help his family bring in the crop.

Rosenhagen died May 15 while getting ready for the upcoming harvest. He had already passed on most of the responsibility for the farm near Cheney to his son, Mark, but still was active in the operation.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Mark Rosenhagen told people he could handle the harvest himself. But the neighbors showed up Tuesday and had four combines working in adjoining fields.

Rosenhagen says the helpers were showing respect for his 76-year-old father, who was a quiet man but built up loyalty through the years by always helping others.

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