Lillie Bamesberger Fanselau -- 1978
Final services for Lillie Dorothea Fanselau were
Monday, June 5, 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Wayne
Mrs. Fanselau, who died Wednesday, May 31, in Kit
Carson County Memorial Hospital at the age of 85, was interring in Fairview
Casket bearers were Rudy Schaal, George Hubbard,
Buster Jenkins, George Wells, Ernie Schick and Frank Seelhoff and organist
Jean Diekman accompanied Don Monasmith, who sang "Rock of Ages" and "Saved
Lillie Bamesberger Fanselau was born in Denver Feb.
18, 1893. She was baptized and later confirmed her faith in Immanuel
Lutheran Church, north of Bethune, where she grew up.
April 14, 1912, she joined her life in holy matrimony
to Henry A. Fanselau and the two of them homesteaded 20 miles southeast
of Burlington where they resided until 1935, at which time they moved to
In 1942 they returned to the Bethune-Burlington area,
where she lived until her death. Mrs. Fanselau lived the last five
years of her life in the Burlington Rest Home.
Lillie was a devout Christian and faithfully attended
church as long as her health permitted. She was an active member
of the Ladies' Mission Society for many years.
She is survived by her husband, Henry, of Grace Manor
Nursing Home; daughters Mildred Viola Stahlecker and Leona Gertrude Wiedman
of Burlington and Geneva Eleanora Wohlgemuth of Vancouver, Wash.; brother
Amos Holland of Loveland; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and
a host of friends.