Clara Adolf -- 1990
Funeral services for
Clara Magdelena Adolf were Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1990, at 10:30am in the
Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bethune with Rev. Ronald Powers officiating.
The organist for the service
was Jean Weisshaar and the special singers were the men's choir, with "The
Old Rugged Cross" and "Goin' Down The Valley". The congregation sang
"Shall We Gather At The River", "The Strife Is O'er".
Casket bearers were David
Adolf, Daren Carroll, Joe Adolf, Mark Adolf, Doyle Adolf and Jeff Tankersley.
Honorary casket bearers
were Marva Jean Kothman, Elmyra Schaal, Raelene Adolf, Arlinda Thomas,
Sue Holmes, Kathy Witzel, Melody Garrabo, Cheryl Jefferson, Kimberly Adolf,
Alegra Adolf, Teila Tankersley, Tona Carroll and Marla Davis.
Interment was in the Immanuel
Lutheran Cemetery at Bethune with Hendricks Mortuary of Burlington in charge
Clara Magdelena Stahlecker
Adolf died Jan. 21, 1990, in Colorado Springs, of cancer. She was
86 years old.
She left behind many friends
and family, and is now with her Lord.
Clara was born Aug. 30,
1903, to Gottlieb and Minnie Weiss [this should be
Gottlieb and Minnie Stahlecker]. She met the man of her dreams,
Carl Adolf, and married him on Jan. 29, 1920.
Carl and Clara took up farming
near Bethune, where she raised eight children. Clara was a member
of Immanuel Lutheran church in Bethune, where she was confirmed, married
and taught Sunday school. She loved the old familiar hymns in the
She was involved in the
senior citizens band, enjoyed crocheting and playing a good game of aggravation.
She was an inspiration to her friends at Grace Manor Nursing Home.
Family was an important part of her life.
She was preceded in death by husband Carl in 1975, an infant son Erwin
in 1921, as well as brothers Bill Stahlecker, Gottlieb Stahlecker and Otto
Stahlecker, and sister Anna Stolz.
She is survived by her other
seven children: Ray Adolf of Nebraska, Lillie Schaal of Colorado
Springs, Carl Adolf Jr. of Bethune, Everett Adolf of Burlington, Fern Jefferson
of Alamosa, Clord Adolf of Canon City, and Joan Koss of Colorado Springs;
one brother, John Stahlecker, two sisters, Emma Zimmerman and Bertha Stolz,
all of Loveland; 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Her family and friends wish
to say, "Thank you, Clara, for the precious memories, the warm and loving
hugs, the inspiring words of faith and for all your prayers throughout
the years. We shall all miss you."