John Adolf -- 1984
Funeral services for John
Adolf were Friday, April 6, 1984, at 1 pm in the Immanuel Lutheran Church
in Bethune. Rev. Michael Greenwalt officiated with Hendricks Mortuary
in charge of arrangements.
Song selections were "How
Great Thou Art" and "The Old Rugged Cross". The organist was Jean
Weisshaar and the singers were the Men's Choir. Casket bearers were
grandsons Duane Weisshaar, Wes Adolf, Danny Schlichenmayer, Jerry Adolf,
Philbert Trujillo, James Lightle, Michael Willis, Randy Adolf, Wayne Adolf,
Rudy Adolf Jr., Kent Weisshaar, Bill Hensey, Steve Rosenberg, Tom Serres.
Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Bethune.
John Adolf, son of William
and Margareta (Buchfink) Adolf, was born Feb. 6, 1904, in South Russia.
In 1908, he came to America with his parents who homesteaded northwest
of Burlington in the area which is commonly referred to as "The Settlement".
John was baptized into the
family of God as an infant while living in Russia. He later affirmed
his faith received in Holy Baptism by Confirmation on April 14, 1918, at
Immanuel Lutheran Church, north of Bethune.
On Oct. 25, 1925, John was
married to Martha Sophia Stahlecker at Mosca. To this union four
children were born; Rudolph, Esther, Ernst and Louise. John and Martha
farmed in the settlement area until ill health hastened his retirement
in 1966. In 1978, they moved to Burlington. The last four weeks
of John's life were spent at Grace Manor Nursing Home in Burlington.
John was devoted to his
family and to his church, being a life long member of Immanuel Lutheran
Church, north of Bethune. He and Martha served Immanuel as church
custodians for many years.
John passed from this life
on April 3, 1984, at Grace Manor Nursing Home, at the age of 80 years,
one month and 27 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, four
brothers, and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife
Martha, four children; Rudolph and his wife Barbara of Fort Morgan, Esther
Weisshaar and her husband Harold of Burlington, Ernst and his wife Hazel
of Boise, Idaho, and Louise Schlichenmayer and her husband Vernon of Hay
Springs, Neb. There are also 16 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren,
two sisters; Nettie Hasart and Frieda Weisshaar of Burlington, one brother
William of Newberg, Ore., and many other relatives and friends.