Father who lost son gets help from farmers

4:20 AM, Nov 25, 2012   |    comments
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CASNOVIA, Mich. (WZZM)- A group of Kent County farmers spent Friday out in the fields,  in memory of their friend's son,  who was recently killed in a car crash.

"[I am] very, very emotional. It means a lot," says Kreigh Freeland.

In October, Freeland lost his 22-year-old son, Kelby, in a crash along M-20 near Peach Ridge. Kelby lost control of his vehicle and it hit a tree. He was the oldest of three boys and often helped his dad on the farm.

"He was a big teddy bear, 6' 5", very protective. I love him with all my heart," says Freeland. 

Manning the combines and grain trucks,  fellow farmers insisted on doing Saturday's work in honor of Kelby.

"[It's] just tremendous. [It's a] tremendous feeling that they would all take the time, their efforts, money, gas and fuel to come out and help," says Freeland. 

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