Lydia Adolf -- 2007
The Burlington Record,
Burlington, Colorado Thursday, February 1, 2007
Lydia Katherine Adolf passed away on Jan. 21, 2007 at Burlington
Care Center at the age of 96.
Lydia was born on Jan. 16, 1911, to John and Maria (Dobler) Stahlecker at their
home north of Bethune. She was one of 11 siblings born to this union. On Feb.
19, 1911, Lydia was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Lydia's family moved to Mosca in 1923 where she was confirmed in
Christ at her parent's home. In April 1925, Lydia was honored to travel by train
and present her speech "Greater Colorado" at the state Oratorical
Contest in Denver, a five-day trip with all expenses paid. While there she was
able to listen to the Senate in session at the Capitol, as well as shaking hands
with Gov. Billy Adams. She graduated from the 8th grade while in Mosca. In 1931,
the family moved back to Bethune.
John and Lydia were united in marriage on, Oct. 6, 1932 at Hope
Congregational Church in Bethune. To this union three children were born:
Harold, Wilford and Velda Adolf.
She was a member of Hope Congregational Church, and Hope
Missionary and Aid Society, as well as RSVP, and past member of the Hospital
Auxiliary, and East Central Council of Governments. She always looked forward to
quilting days at the senior center. After John's passing in 1974, Lydia worked
at Burlington Care Center as a cook for several years. She, herself, became a
resident there in May, 2006 and resided there until the day of her death. Lydia
was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John, five sisters and four
brothers. She is survived by her children, Harold and wife Marilyn Adolf
of Stratton; Wilford and wife Nikki Adolf of Bethune; and Velda Adolf of
Burlington. She is also survived by one sister Dorothea Klein of Wray;
sisters-in-law Vera Stahlecker of Colorado Springs, and Doris Stahlecker of
Six grandchildren, Shandra Adolf, Todd (Lorraine) Adolf, Sheri
(Jon) Thompson, Charlene (Dennie) Flock, Dawn (Brad) Jackson and Stony Adolf,
five great-grandchildren Tyler and Sydney Flock, Chayenne Jackson, Cody Adolf
and Makayla Adolf. She is also survived by five step-grandchildren Marc (Robbi)
Pottorff, Kim (Tracy) Davison, Jenny (Jon) Reeverts, Jill (Joel) Tanner and
Julie (Mike) Meyers and 14 step-great-grandchildren, Misti (Bryan) Russell,
Melissa Pottorff, Valoree (Jordon) Hudson, Dana and Colton Davison, Canaan,
Keala and Mackenzie Reeverts, Kaylynne, Dillon and Nathan Tanner and Mason,
Gavin and Dane Mayers and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Lydia were held on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007,
at 10:30 a.m. at Hope Congregational Church with Pastor Carl Rogers officiating.
Burial followed in the Hope Cemetery, Bethune.
Memorials may be made in Lydia's name to Burlington Care Center and may be left
at The Bank of Burlington, 410 14th St., Burlington, CO 80807.