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Tractor Gathering for Curtis Nehm is Sunday, February 4, 2024

Washington County, WI – A Tractor Gathering has been slated for 27-year-old Curtis Nehm of Slinger, WI, who passed away recently following a farming accident.  The event will be Sunday, February 4, 2024, at Farmers’ Implement, 525 Railroad Street, Allenton, WI and tractors will begin arriving around 10 a.m.

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Matt Beck is organizing the gathering. He said he’s seen tributes to fallen farmers in other states and was inspired by the turnout and hoped to create something similar for Nehm.

“This is the farming community showing our love for the Nehm family in this time of sadness. We are gathering tractors of all colors, with hopes of most tractors being lined up by noon.  A shuttle bus will be transporting people from Farmers’ Implement to Faith UCC Church for visitation. Coffee, donuts, milk and hot ham will be served.”

“In Iowa and Illinois, it’s very common when a farmer passes away to have tractors line up on each side of the road, kind of just showing their respects more than anything,” he said.

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Farmers Implement in Allenton is where a majority of people got to know Nehm.

“He’s worked there 10 or 11 years already, since he was 16. So I reached out to our salesman down there and he, right away, jumped on the idea that we should do something.”

“What our plan is, anybody that helps organize, and anybody who was kind of closer to Curtis, we are going to put those tractors first,” said Beck. “Those are going to be right outside the Farmers Implement building and then we’re actually across the street, so we’re gonna line tractors up there as well.”

Beck is estimating about 150 tractors will turnout.

“The church that the funeral is being held at is very small. So, we figured we’re just gonna get all the tractors at Farmers’ Implement and we’re going to put something together, so if the family wants to see it,” Beck said.

A shuttle will also be available to transport people from Allenton to the funeral.

“If Curtis were looking down at this, I hope the message he takes away is that he’s going to be missed,” said Beck. “He was a very, very bright individual in the farming community and he held the farming community together a little more than I think everybody realized until he’s gone.”

Below is the initial posting of the obituary for Curtis Nehm.

January 30, 2024 – Slinger, Wi – Curtis R. Nehm, 27, of Slinger, Wisconsin, tragically passed away in a farm accident Saturday, January 27, 2024.

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Curtis was born May 7, 1996, in Hartford, WI to Susan (nee Herther) and William Nehm

Curtis loved Farming and was the proud owner of S&C Ag. Services LLC along with his brother Scott. He will be greatly missed behind the parts counter at Farmers Implement in Allenton.

He enjoyed showing steers at the county fair, snowmobiling, doing in-depth research, fixing and maintaining anything farm related and operating equipment. He will be fondly remembered for his witty commentary, big smile and laugh. He was a great uncle and friend to many.

Curtis is survived by his parents William and Susan; Sister Cheryl (Marcus) Asmus and brother Scott. Beloved nephew and niece Henry and God Daughter Leah. Grandmother Joyce Herther. Aunts and Uncles; Paul (Pat) Nehm, Godfather Russ (Ceil) Nehm, Judy Nehm, Rich (Sally) Nehm, Godmother Carol (Pete) Anderson, Sandy (Dan) Neuburg. Further survived by many cousins, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert (Audrey) Nehm and Ken Herther.

Funeral Services for Curtis will be held on Sunday February 4, 2024, at 5 p.m. at Faith United Church of Christ (2895 Slinger Rd. Slinger, WI 53086) Family will greet relatives and friends on Sunday at the church from 1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

 

**PLEASE NOTE: There is no available parking on site at the church. Please meet at Slinger High School parking lot for provided bus transportation to/from Faith UCC from 12:30 p.m. until after services.**

**PLEASE NOTE:  Though limited parking at the church, there will be additional parking at Slinger High School with provided bus transportation to/from Faith UCC from 12:30 p.m. until after services.**

Interment Monday February 5, 2024, at 9 a.m. at Faith UCC Cemetery Slinger, WI.

Special Thank you to the Hartford and Allenton Fire Departments and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.

In lieu of flowers memorials to Faith UCC Church, Hartford F.D. or Allenton F.D. AG rescue are appreciated.

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