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Tractors belonging to local farmers lined the road across from St. Lawrence Church in Otter Creek Nov. 15 to pay respect to David “Red” Phillips. Phillips, 72, died on Nov. 12 from complications of COVID-19. Gary Kunde, who has known Phillips since they were teens and is a fellow farmer, said the death of his friend from the coronavirus hit hard. He decided to organize the tractor drive to honor Phillips and his family since a traditional celebration of life won’t be held until after the pandemic. Phillips, Kunde said, “was just a great guy.”

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