Rudolf Schritter -- 1977
Rudolf "Rudy" Schritter,
70, 1101 Arcade, Goodland, died early Sunday morning, May 22, at the Northwest
Kansas Medical Center after a short illness.
Services were arranged by
Koons Funeral Chapel. Services were held Tuesday, May 24.
Born Feb. 7, 1907 in Neuelft;
Bessarabia, Russia, he was the son of Ernest and Paulina Schritter.
He sailed to this country with his parents and a brother, John, in 1910,
docking in New York. From there the family went to Kulm, N.D., where
they worked in nearby Fredonia for two years. After that they homesteaded
in Idaho for 12 years, moving to the St. Francis area in 1924.
On June 19, 1934, Rudy and
Christina Lippert were married in St. Francis. The couple farmed
west of St. Francis from that time until 1941 when they purchased a farm
30 miles northwest of Goodland. The farm is still in the family today.
In 1973, they moved to Goodland to make their home.
Besides his widow of the home, other
survivors include 2 sons; Herbert, Kanorado, and Albert, Stafford, Kan.;
2 daughters; Gertrude Swayne, Kanorado and Vivian McClung, Goodland; 12
grandchildren; one great grandchild; 2 brothers, John, Burlington, and
Robert, Ft. Lupton, and 7 sisters, Christina Carr, Manitou Springs, Martha
Schulz, Vancouver, Wash., Emma Willt, Colorado Springs, Regina Krien, Fort
Morgan, Elizabeth Isernhagen, Boulder, Helen Schauer, Bakersfield, Calif.,
and Paula Wall, St. Francis.
His parents and an infant
daughter preceded him in death.
He was confirmed into the
Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church in American Falls, Idaho, in 1922, became
a member of the Salem Lutheran Church, St. Francis, in 1934, and joined
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Goodland, in 1973.