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Mildred FANSELAU Stahlecker-1877
Mildred FANSELAU-1877
B. 29 Sep 1914
D. 27 Oct 2009

 

Children
1. John Dennis  (foster son)
   
 Notes:
Burial Place:
Fairview Cemetery
Burlington, Colorado

 

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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
Mildred FANSELAU-1877
B. 29 Sep 1914
D. 27 Oct 2009
Grandmother
Grandfather
         Mother
Unknown
Lillie BAMESBURGER-1848
B. 18 Feb 1893
Denver, Colorado
D. 31 May 1978
Burlington, Colorado
Unknown
Grandmother
Spouse
Married  11 Dec 1934  [Cert# 130]
Bethune, Colorado
Robert STAHLECKER-1017
B. 15 Nov 1910
Bethune, Colorado
D. 30 Aug 1999
Denver, Colorado

Obituary

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Mildred (Fanselau) Stahlecker -- 2009

    Mildred Viola Stahlecker was born Sept. 29, 1914 to Henry and Lily Fanselau in the Smoky Hill community.
Mildred attended the Smoky Hill School through the 10th grade, always enjoying her studies. In 1928, Mildred won the Kit Carson County spelling bee and represented the county at the state level bee held in Denver. Having no brothers, Mildred often helped her father in the fields, and she was adept at hitching up a four-horse team.

Mildred married Robert Stahlecker in 1934, and they farmed two quarters and raised some cattle north of Bethune for several years, living in an adobe home built by Robert.

Robert played Hawaiian guitar and Mildred sang along with him. Mildred of-ten stated it was a happy life.
Mildred and Robert adopted their son, John Dennis, when he was nine years old. He was later killed in an automobile accident after relocating to live near his brother in Tennessee.

Mildred and Robert also sponsored a “daughter,” Mary Willingham, from Girl's Town many years ago, who now lives in the Tulsa, Okla. area. Mildred worked at the Ben Franklin store in Burlington for several years, and she enjoyed babysitting for several families as well as housecleaning for others after she and Robert moved into town. Reading was one of her favorite hobbies. In her later years, Mildred enjoyed helping the seniors at Grace Manor Care Center play bingo weekly.

Mildred died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 at the age of 95 years. Preceding her in death were her parents, her beloved husband, Robert, their son, John Dennis, and Mildred's sister, Leona Wiedman. Survivors include Mildred's sister, Geneva Wohlgemuth, who lives in the Pacific Northwest, grand-daughter Carol Ann Naugle of Sterling, nephews Craig, Loren and Mark Wohlgemuth of the Pacific North-west, Garvin Wiedman of Burlington, and Darrell Wiedman of Denver, niece Gladys Stolz of Burlington, Mildred's sponsored daughter, Mary Willingham, of the Tulsa, Okla. area, and several great- nieces and nephews.

Graveside services for Mildred were held on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Burlington, with Pastor Jeff Hanson officiating. Memorials may be made in Mildred's name to the Burlington Public Library and may be left at or sent to The Bank of Burlington. 410 14th St., P.O. Box 429, Burlington, CO 80807.

 

 

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