Frank Stolz -- 1954
Funeral services for Frank H.
Stolz, 63, a resident of the Burlington community for 48 years, were held
Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 4, at the Immanuel's Lutheran church in the Settlement.
Rev. L. C. Johnson of Sterling, a former pastor of Immanuel's, officiated
at the services. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Frank Herman Stolz was born March
26, 1891, in Germany to Mr. And Mrs. Herman Stolz and was baptized in infancy.
When he was two, his parents moved to Franklin county, Neb., near Republican
City, where he received is complete elementary education. In 1906,
at the age of 15, they moved to Kit Carson county, where Herman Stolz homesteaded
north of Bethune, where Frank lived to the end of his life.
In 1908 he was confirmed into the
Lutheran faith at Immanuel's Lutheran Church of Bethune, to which church
he belonged the rest of his life. On Aug. 27, 1918, he was inducted
into the U. S. army and served until discharged Jan. 31, 1919. He
returned home and was married in Burlington to Bernice Blanche Brown on
Feb. 25, 1919. Five children were born to this union, four of whom
Mr. Stolz was active in his church,
serving some years on the church council, and took part in community life
and responsibilities, serving 25 years on the local school board.
In June of 1954, he became
ill and was taken to the Memorial hospital in Burlington Oct. 24, where
he remained until he passed away at noon of Dec. 31, 1954.
One daughter preceded him
in death, passing away in infancy. He leaves to mourn his wife and
four children: Mrs. Esther Schlichenmayer, Laird; Mrs. Blanche Beckstrom
and William of Burlington; Henry of Bethune; three grandchildren, his mother,
who lives at Wray; five brothers, Emil, of Vona; Otto, of Naponee, Neb.;
Albert, of Loveland; Ernest, of Lincoln, Neb.; Paul, of Bethune; one sisters,
Mrs. Alice Holter of Eads, and a host of friends.