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Lydia STAHLECKER Adolf-135
Lydia Katherina STAHLECKER-135
B. 16 January 1911
Bethune, Colorado
D. 21 January 2007
Burlington, Colorado


 1. Harold ADOLF-1493
 2. Wilford ADOLF-938
 3. Velda ADOLF-939
Burial Place:
Hope Congregational Cemetery
Bethune, Colorado



Pedigree Chart
Friedenstahl, S. Russia
B. 19 Sep 1848
D. 24 Jan 1914
Bethune, Colorado 
Johannes (John) STAHLECKER-142
B. 1 Sep 1876
Columbus, Nebraska
D. 7 Feb 1943
Bethune, Colorado
Katherena JUENGLING-147
Friedenstahl, S. Russia
B. 13 Jun 1848
D. 11 Jul 1926
Bethune, Colorado
B. 16 January 1911
Bethune, Colorado
D. 21 January 2007
Burlington, Colorado
Christian DOBLER-149
B. 23 Nov 1838
Toeplitz, Bessarabiea, South Russia
D. 23 Oct 1923
Bethune, Colorado
Maria DOBLER-105
B. 14 Jan 1874
Nessel  Rode, South Russia
D. 27 Dec 1956
Burlington, Colorado
Dorothea HANDEL-69
B. 30 Aug 1844
D. 28 Mar 1889
Scotland, South Dakota
Married 6 Oct 1932   [Cert# A40]
Burlington, Colorado
John S. ADOLF-439
B. 24 Mar 1906
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado
D. 8 Apr 1974
Denver, Colorado


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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 Canyon, Texas.

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.


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