“I love old tractors and I’m concerned about people in need. In this project, I can act on both of my passions.”
I was raised on a dairy farm, oldest of 8. As long as I can remember I always had a love of tractors. I would clean box stall all day just to get to spread it on the field and drive the tractor. I started wrenching one day when dad told me to take an old JD baler all apart and save all the bolt and welding iron. I progressed to greasing and changing oil and was soon fixing the hand clutch yoke on a WD Allis even though the AC dealer said it would have to be brought to shop and repaired. Next thing I knew I was working for him in my senior year of high school and upon graduating working as a wrench turner full time. Six years later, along with another partner, we started an IH dealership on a hand shake with two farmers who financed us. Thirty-six years later I retired.
Being raised in the CRC I was taught to care for those around you as you would have them care for you. I strived to do this through out my life and also my business. Now in my retirement years, I felt led by my Lord to take on this project of helping those in need. As I thought about helping others in need I realized that there is a great need for financial support. A volunteer without building material is a volunteer at a stand still.
So now here I am, about to embark on a summer-long journey around the United States on a 1937 COOP #2 tractor, accompanied by a ’53 International, raising funds for CRWRC and FRB. Together with the Lord’s help lets raise $$ for those in need.
Dave and Deb Wolfsen