John Schritter -1987
The Burlington Record, Burlington, Colorado Thursday,
March 12, 1987
John Schritter, 78,
longtime resident of Burlington, died Thursday evening at his home. Funeral
services were March 9, 1987 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in
Burlington with the Reverends Mary Whato and Michael Greenwalt officiating.
Interment was at Kanorado Cemetery, Kanorado, with Hendricks Mortuary in charge.
Casket bearers were Paul Schritter, Steven Kramer,
Raymond Schritter, Allan Schritter, Gary Schritter, Terry Schritter, William
Schritter, Stanley Kramer, Richard Schritter, Nathan Kramer and David Schritter.
John Schritter was born on Aug. 21, 1908, at Neu Elf,
Bessarabia, Russia, the second child of Ernest and Paulina Reichenberger
Schritter. The family arrived in America on March 10, 1910,they were processed
at the Immigration Quarters located at Ellis Island.
John became a citizen of the United States of America on
April 18, 1917 and received his Certificate of Citizenship on Nov. 2, 1964.
After living in North Dakota, Idaho and Kansas he settled in
eastern Colorado, farming for many years north of Bethune. Upon retirement, due
to poor health, he located in Burlington.
In 1969 he and Avis Bader were married, making their home in
He had community spirit working with the Farm Bureau and
helped organize the Soil Conservation District in this area, as well as the new
telephone line for the Settlement Community. He was on the R.E.A. board from the
time the idea started and all the farms were energized. He also was one of the
pioneers of irrigation farming in Kit Carson County.
He was a good and faithful church member, helping with many
projects in Immanuel and St. Paul's Lutheran churches.
John and Avis were very active members of the Russian German
Club for many years, researching his German heritage.
He was a loving and caring father, spending many hours
entertaining his children and grandchildren with history and stories,
telling them in German and English.
John was preceded in death by his parents, one brother
Rudolf, and one grandson, Robert Lee Schritter. He leaves his wife, two sons,
Clarence (Lena), Alfred (Jean) and daughter Mildred (Max) Kramer, (1 grandsons,
three granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren. One brother Robert (Alberta)
and seven sisters, Christina (Ray) Carr, Martha (Adam) Schultz, Emma (Lawrence)
Eike, Regina (Jake) Krien, Elizabeth (August) Isenhagen, Helen (Dave) Schauer
and Pauline (George) Wall. Also one sister-in-law, Christine Schritter and many
nieces and nephews.