Paul Stolz -- 1971
Paul Robert Stolz, son of Herman
J. Stolz and Emma C. Stolz, was born Feb. 18, 1899 near Franklin in Franklin
County, Neb. He passed from his life Feb. 14, 1971 at the age of
71 years and 11 months.
The family moved to Colorado in 1906
and settled north of Bethune where Paul spent his boyhood. He was
baptized into the Christian faith in a Lutheran church near Franklin, and
was confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bethune.
He was united in marriage to Anna
Marie Stahlecker June 8, 1933. They made their home north of Bethune.
Three sons and two daughters were born into the family. He remained
a life long resident of the Settlement area. He was preceded in death
by his wife, Anna Marie, one daughter, Paulett Joyce, and three brothers,
Frank, Emil, and Henry.
Surviving Mr. Stolz are:
3 sons, Vernon of Lornita, California, Phillip of Bethune, Ralph of Sharon
Springs, Kansas; 1 daughter, Mrs. Robert Cox of Bethune; a sister, Alice
Holter of Eads; 3 brothers, Otto of Naponee, Nebraska, Albert of Loveland,
the Rev. Ernest Stolz of Greeley; 9 grandchildren and 52 nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held Feb.
17 at 1:30 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bethune. The Rev. Earl
Martell officiated. Music was provided by the men's choir with Mrs.
Vernon Schlichenmayer as pianist.
Casket bearers were William Stolz,
Howard Holter, Ivan Stolz, Carl Adolf Jr., Willard Stahlecker and Pete
Stahlecker. Final resting place was Immanuel Lutheran cemetery at