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Ruby KNODEL Schlichenmayer-1387
B. 26 Oct 1923
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado
D. 30 Aug 2005
Burlington, Colorado


 1. LeRoy (Roy) SCHLICHENMAYER-1388


Burial Place: 
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Bethune, Colorado

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Pedigree Chart
Gottlieb KNODEL-1003
B. 6 Jan 1869
Hoffnungsfeld, Bessarabien, Russia
D. 29 Jan 1940
Ft. Collins, Colorado
Gottlieb (Jim) KNODEL, Jr.-3360
B. 21 Apr 1896
D. 27 Mar 1941
Christina GEHNER-1004
B. 6 Oct 1867
Wuettenberg, South Russia
D. 6 Dec 1933
Settlement, Kit Carson, Colorado
Ruby KNODEL-1387
B. 26 Oct 1923
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado
D. 30 Aug 2005
Burlington, Colorado
Matthias SCHAAL-553
B. 19 Mar 1867
Bendendorf, Bessarabien, Russia
D. 1 Dec 1949
Bethune, Colorado
Dorothea (Dora) Eva SCHAAL-559
B. 3 Apr 1900
D. 12 Feb 1929
B. 28 Dec 1863
23 Nov 1927
Hospital, Denver, Colorado
Marriage 18 May 1947 
[Cert# 627]
Bethune, Colorado
B. 11 April 1920
Bethune, Colorado
D. 21 Oct 2005
Burlington, Colorado


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Ruby Helen KNODEL Schlichenmayer  --  2005

     Ruby Helen Schlichemnayer was born to Jim and Dora (Schaal) Knodel on Oct. 26, 1923 on their farm north of Bethune.   Ruby was baptized and confirmed at Hope Church north of Bethune. After the death of her mother Dora, Ruby and her sister Esther lived with her Knodel grandparents until the age of seven when her father was married to Vera Dobler.  Ruby attended school at the Blue View country school north of Bethune. She went to school through the 8th grade, until she was needed to help at home after the death of her father. Ruby worked at various places in Burlington including Bell Telephone as a switchboard operator, a job she, held until her marriage to Chris Schlichenmayer in 1947. The couple was married at Immanuel Lutheran Church. To this union were born two sons, Roy and Tom. Ruby enjoyed living on the farm and driving around looking at the crops and cattle. She was active in her church and made many quilts for the church as well as for her family. Ruby lost her battle to cancer on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Dora Knodel; her stepmother Vera Strobel; her sister-in-law Martha Schaal; her brother-in-law Albert Schlichenmayer and her half-sister Alice Gramm.  Ruby is survived by her husband Chris Schlichenmayer of Bethune; her son Roy and wife Marilyn and granddaughters Jessy and Molly of Burlington; her son Tom of Bethune; her sister Esther Gramm and husband Edmund Gramm of Stratton; her half brother Paul Knodel and wife Mildred of Lakewood; her half-sister Jeanette Amman and husband Gene of Ogden, Utah; her sister-in-law Esther Schlichenmayer of Wray; her brother-in-law Melvin Gramm and wife Connie of Keenesburg; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
     Funeral services for Ruby were held on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church north of Bethune, with Pastor Roger Millheim officiating.  Burial followed in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Bethune. Memorials may be made in Ruby's name to Caring Hands Hospice or to the church and many be left at the Blank of Burlington.  Funeral service arrangements were entrusted to Love Funeral Home in Burlington.

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