Magdalena Schlichenmayer --
Funeral services for Magdalena Rosena Schlichenmayer
were Tuesday, March 28, 1989, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bethune
with Rev. Ron Powers officiating.
Song selections were Nearer My God To Thee,
The Old Rugged Cross and Going Down The Valley, Singers were the Men's
Choir and the congregation, with Jean Weisshaar being the organist.
Casket bearers were: Marvin Bauder, Larry, Edward, Roy and Tom Schlichenmayer,
and Junior Weisshaar. Honorary bearers: Wilford Adolf, Elmer
Ebeler, David Guy, Lawrence Gramm, Chris and James Schlichenmayer, and
Harold Weisshaar. Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
with Hendricks Mortuary in charge of arrangements. A memorial was
established for Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune and may be left at
the church, with Hendricks Mortuary or at The Bank of Burlington.
Magdalena Rosena Schlichenmayer was born June
1, 1886, in Talmage, Neb. to John and Christina (Wilhelm) Weisshaar.
She was baptized on Aug. 22, 1886. In 1887 at the age of nine
months she moved with her parents to a farm near Idalia. She was
confirmed in the Christian faith in the Lutheran Church near Idalia on
April 29, 1900. In 1901, the family moved to a farm 13 miles northeast
of Bethune. On Jan. 29, 1907, Lena was united in marriage with Gottlieb
Schlichenmayer in the Immanuel Lutheran Church where she remained a lifelong
member. The young couple moved to a homestead only a few miles from
her childhood home and lived there until April, 1987, when it became necessary
for her to move to the Grace Mano Care Center in Burlington. She
passed away on March 24, 1989 at the age of 102 years, 9 months and 24
Lena is survived by four sons: Pete and
wife Jean, Bethune; Lawrence of Bethune; Rudy of Burlington; and Vernon
of Rushville, Neb. Also surviving are her sisters Mary Adolf, Margaret
Stahlecker and Anna Adolf; her brothers, William, Jacob and Karl Weisshaar,
all of Burlington; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gottlieb; two daughters,
Freda Schaal and Hulda Bauder; four sons, Fredrick, Bernard, Elmer and
George; a brother John Weisshaar; two sisters, Christina Fischer and Freida
Eischer; and two great-great-grandchildren.