Chris Schlichenmayer -- 2005
The Burlington Record, Burlington, Colorado Thursday,
October 27, 2005
Christian Frederick Schlichenmayer was
born on April 11, 1920 on the farm north of Yale to John and Anna (Jacober)
Schlichenmayer. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church north
of Bethune. He attended the Yale country school through the 8th grade.
He worked on the home farm and helped the neighbors until he
was drafted into the Army. He served in the 11th Mechanized Calvary as a
mechanic. He was in the 44th Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron at the time of his
discharge. He spent four years in the Army and served in the European Theater.
He took part in the Battle of the Bulge. He learned a lot of mechanical skills
during his time in the Army and after he was discharged he used these skills to
do some work for neighbors and friends during the winter months as well as doing
his own mechanical work.
Chris was married to Ruby Knodel on May 18, 1947. To this
union two sons were born, Roy and Tom. Chris was a farmer and he loved to
drive the tractor and combine, he loved raising cattle and really enjoyed going
fishing when he could find the time. Chris departed this life on Oct. 21,
2005. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Anna Schlichenmayer, his
wife Ruby, his sister Martha Schaal and brother-in-law Carl Schaal, his brother
Albert Schlicheiunayer and sister-in-law Alice Gramm. Chris is survived by his
son Roy and wife Marilyn and granddaughters Jessy and Molly of Burlington; his
son Tom of Bethune; sister-in-law Ester Schlichenmayer of Wray; sister-in-law
Esther Gramm and husband Edmund of Stratton; brother-in-law Paul Knodel and wife
Mildred of Lakewood, sister-in-law Jeanette Amman and husband Gene pf Ogden,
Utah; brother-in-law Melvin Gramm and wife Connie of Keenesburg; and many nieces,
nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005 at 10:30
a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church north of Bethune, with Pastor Roger Milheim
officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made in
Chris' name to Immanuel Lutheran Church and may be left at The Bank of
Burlington, 410 14th St., Burlington, CO 80807. Friends may send a
condolence to the family and sign their register book at
Funeral service arrangements were entrusted to Love Funeral Home in Burlington.