Robert Otto Stahlecker-1999
Stahlecker was born on Nov. 15, 1910, at Bethune, to Fred and Jacobina
Stahlecker. He worked on his family’s farm assisting his father until he
married Mildred Fanselau on Dec. 11, 1934, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church north
of Bethune. At this time they moved to their farm near Bethune.
In 1935 Robert and Mildred moved to Newberg, Ore., due
to drought, dust storms and other farming conditions. They lived in Oregon
until October of 1936, at which time they returned to Colorado and resumed
farming near Bethune.
In 1957 they moved to Burlington where Robert worked as
a carpenter, painter, etc. He also worked for seven seasons at the Great
Western Sugar Co. where he was very proficient.
Robert read the scriptures often and loved the Lord
deeply. He was very concerned with the coming Promised Kingdom.
Robert’s hobby was playing the Hawaiian guitar, at
which he was very good. He would play duets with Mildred on the organ. He also
enjoyed going to the coffee shop every day.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; one foster
son, John Dennis; one grandson, Robert; and two sisters, Hulda Ziegler and
Amanda Schlichenmayer. He leaves his wife of almost 65 years and two
Robert passed away on Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at St.
Anthony’s Hospital in Denver. He will be greatly missed. He was a kind and
gentle person, loving husband and friend.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999,
at Hendricks-Love Mortuary Chapel in Burlington with Reverend Paul Barker
officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery in Burlington with
Hendricks-Love Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Darrell Wiedman, Garven Wiedman, Bud
Stolz, Dean Sigle, Lee Weisshaar and Kerry Stahlecker. Music was provided
by Denis Stahlecker and Velda Adolf. Memorial gifts may be made in Robert’s name
for individual choice.