Henry Fanselau -- 1980
Funeral services for Henry Fanselau were held at
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Burlington, Thursday, April 10, at 1:30 p.m.
The pastor of the church, Rev. Wayne Mesecher, officiated.
Don Monasmith was soloist for the song selections,
accompanied at the organ by Byron Monasmith.
Casket bearers were Herman Adolf, Doug Hillman, Harold
Karspeck, John Kuhn Dalwon Schaal and Carroli Schahrer. Interment was at
Henry August Fanselau was born near Idalia, on Feb. 28, 1890, to August
and Wilhelmina Fanselau. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran
church and grew to manhood in the Bethune area. On April 14, 1912, he was
married to Lillie Bamesburger. To this union were born three daughters.
Aside from several years in which they, lived near
Newburg, Ore., (1935-1942), Henry spent most of his life farming and ranching
in the Smoky Hill community. He is remembered as a good neighbor,
always willing to help in time of need.
Henry died April 6, 1980, at the age of 91 years,
in the Grace Manor Nursing Home, Burlington, where he had lived for the
past several years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie,
his parents, and his sisters, Matilda, Katie and Minnie.
Henry's survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Mildred
Stahlecker and Mrs. Leona Wiedman of Burlington, Mrs. Geneva Wahlgemuth
of Vancouver, Wash.; one brother, Edward of Denver; six grandchildren,
and 16 great-grandchildren.