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Leona FANSELAU Wiedman-1852
Leona FANSELAU-1852
B. 30 April 1916
Smokey Hill Area, Burlington, Colorado
D. 16 Feb 2003
Burlington, Colorado

 

 

Children
 1. Darrel WIEDMAN-426
 2. Garvin WIEDMAN-427
   
 Notes:
Burial Place:
Fairview Cemetery
Burlington, Colorado


Notes:  Engaged to Edgar Stahlecker-1287 before his death.

 

Pedigree Chart
Grandfather
August FANSELAU-693
B. 11 Aug 1852
Germany
D. 4 May 1919
Burlington, Colorado
Henry FANSELAU-1846
B. 28 Feb 1890
Idalia, Colorado
D. 6 Apr 1980
Burlington, Colorado
Father
Whilhelmena WOLF-694
B. 19 Jan 1859
D. 8 May 1932
Leona FANSELAU-1852
B. 30 April 1916
Smokey Hill Area, Burlington, Colorado
D. 16 Feb 2003
Burlington, Colorado
Grandmother
Grandfather
         Mother
Unknown
Lillie BAMESBURGER-1848
B. 18 Feb 1893
Denver, Colorado
D. 31 May 1978
Burlington, Colorado
Unknown
Grandmother
Spouse
Married  2 Sep 1934  [Cert# 107]
Bethune, Colorado
George WIEDMAN-425
B. 9 Dec 1910
Yale, Settlement, Colorado
D. 20 Aug 2005
Burlington, Colorado

Obituary

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Leona Wiedman-2003

     Lifelong Burlington resident, Leona Gertrude Wiedman, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at Grace Manor Care Center in Burlington.  She was 86 years old.  Leona was born April 30, 1916, at Smokey Hill to Lillie (Bamesberger) and Henry Fanselau.  She was one of three daughters born to this family .  She attended school through the tenth grade at the Smokey Hill School and later received her GED.  On Sept. 2, 1934, Leona married George Wiedman at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune.  In the spring of 1935, George and Leona moved to Newberg, Ore., to escape the drought.  While in Oregon, their two sons, Darrell and Garvin were born.  After conditions improved in Eastern Colorado, the family moved back to their farm north of Burlington.

Leona was a devout member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Burlington, the church in which she was baptized and confirmed.  Leona always enjoyed the outdoors and loved being involved in farming and ranching activities.  She was also a good housekeeper, enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting and quilting.  Leona was a very caring person who loved helping other.  She especially loved and cared for all of her family and neighbors.

Preceding Leona in death were her parents, Henry and Lillie Fanselau.  Surviving Leona is her husband, George Wiedman, of Burlington; her two sons -- Darrell Wiedman of Denver and Garvin Wiedman and his wife Sherry of Arriba.  Leona is also survived by four granddaughters -- Kim Mehalko and her husband Mark, Vanessa Worden and her husband Doug, Alison Wiedman and Valerie May and her husband Steve; 10 great-grandchildren -- Laura and David Mehalko, Heather Wiedman, Canaan and Skylar Forslund, A.J. and Brett Worden, and Adam, Phillip and Samantha May; her two sisters, Mildred Stahelcker of Burlington, Geneva Wohlgemuth and her three sons and their families of Vancouver, Wash.

Services for Mrs. Wiedman were held Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Burlington.  Pastor Wesley Dunbar officiated the services and burial followed at the Fairview Cemetery in Burlington.  Memorial contributions may be made in Leona's name to the First St. Paul's Building Fund or to Grace Manor Care Center and may be left at the Bank of Burlington in Burlington.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Love Funeral Home of Burlington.

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