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Clara STAHLECKER Adolf-1250
B. 31 Aug 1903
D. 21 Jan 1990


1. Ervin ADOLF-1524 (child)
2. Ray ADOLF-1520
3. Carl (Dick) ADOLF, Jr.-530
4. Everett ADOLF-531
5. Lillie ADOLF-638
6. Joan ADOLF-1521
7. Fern ADOLF-1522
8. Clord ADOLF-1523

Burial Place:
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Bethune, Colorado

Carl & Clara Adolf Wedding
29 Jan 1920

(photo from of great-granddaughter Teila CARROLL Tankersley)

Photo of children Ray & Lillie

Pedigree Chart
Friedenstahl, S. Russia
B. 19 Sep 1848
D. 24 Jan 1914
Bethune, Colorado 
Gottlieb STAHLECKER-155
B. 18 Nov 1878
D. 18 Nov 1953
Loveland, Colorado
Katherena JUENGLING-147
Friedenstahl, S. Russia
B. 13 Jun 1848
D. 11 Jul 1926
Bethune, Colorado
B. 31 Aug 1903
D. 21 Jan 1990
Carl WEISS-234
B. 9 April 1837
Old Areis, Russia
D. 11 November 1920
Bethune, Colorado
Whilhelmina (Minnie) WEISS-156
B. 31 Dec 1881
D. 29 Oct 1964
Apolonia JUENGLING-232
B. 16 Feb 1853
Friedenstal, Bess.
D. 13 Oct 1932
Greeley, Colorado
Married: 29 Jan 1920 
[Cert# 1205]
Bethune, Colorado
Carl Adolf, Sr.-342
B. 15 Jan 1900
Odessa, Russia
D. 25 Apr 1975
Burlington, Colorado


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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 of arrangements.
        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 country church.
        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." 

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