Carl Adolf, Sr. -- 1975
Carl Adolf, Sr. was
born Jan. 15, 1900, in Odessa, Russia, the son of William and Margaret
Adolf. Carl came to America with his parents where they made their
home in the Settlement north of Bethune.
Carl was baptized in infancy and was confirmed in 1914 in the Immanuel
Lutheran Church north of Bethune where he remained a member until his death.
He was united in marriage Jan. 29, 1920, to Clara Stahlecker. They
settled on a farm north of Bethune where they resided for 46 years and
raised eight children.
Carl and Clara celebrated
their 55th wedding anniversary Jan. 29. Mr. and Mrs. Adolf moved
to Burlington in 1966 where Carl resumed his work as a carpenter until
Mr. Adolf is survived by
his wife, Clara, seven children: Ray of Omaha, Neb.; Lillie Schaal,
Joan Carrol of Colorado Springs; Fern Jefferson of Alamosa; Clord of Canon
City; Carl Jr. and Everett of Bethune; three brothers, William of Oregon.
John and Chris of Burlington; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Meyer, Mrs.
Netti Hasart and Mrs. Freda Weisshaar, all of Burlington; 20 grandchildren,
3 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
One child, Erwin; one grandson,
Larry; his parents; two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held
Monday, April 28, at the Bethune Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Henry
Song selection, "How Great Thou Art," "Gott Ist Die Lieve," "Must Jesus
Bear the Cross Alone," "Jesus Savior Pilot Me" and "Sweet Hour of Prayer,"
were sung by Allen Barber and the congregation accompanied at the piano
by Louise Schlichenmayer.
Casket bearers were Jerry
Meyer, George Wiedman, Phil Stolz, Jim Hasart and George and Robert Stahlecker.
Honorary casket bearers were Don Perry, David Stahlecker, Ralph Adolf,
Reinhart Adolf, Ralph Horst, Ivan Stolz, Junior Weisshaar, Tom Hardy, Delmar
Adolf and Larry Horst.
Interment was made in the
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been
established at the Bank of Burlington with the proceeds to be used for
the support of the orphans of the Brotherhood and adult Sunday School of
Immanuel Lutheran church through Compassion, Inc.