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Anna ZIEGLER Strobel-355
Anna ZIEGLER-355
B. 26 Dec 1911
Bethune, Colorado
D. 15 Jul 2000
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado


1. Florence STROBEL-609
2. Julia STROBEL-610
3. Leland STROBEL-611
Burial Place:
Hope Congregational Cemetery
Bethune, Colorado


Pedigree Chart
William ZEIGLER-1147
John ZEIGLER-349
B. 20 Aug 1872
Deniwitz, Russia
D. 14 Jan 1971
Denver, Colorado
Barbara FRIEDRICH -1148
Anna ZIEGLER-355
B. 26 Dec 1911
Bethune, Colorado
D. 15 Jul 2000
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado
Christina BOEPPLE-350
B. 14 Jan 1876
Deniwitz, Russia
D. 19 Nov 1963
Burlington, Colorado
Married  26 June 1933  [Cert# 19]
Bethune, Colorado
Obituary and family story relate that marriage was in Berthoud, Colorado.
Emil J. STROBEL-543
B. 2 Dec 1908
D. 8 Aug 1995
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado


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Anna (Ziegler) Strobel - 2000

The Burlington Record, Burlington, Colorado
Thursday, July 27, 2000

       Anna Marie (nee Ziegler) Strobel went on to be with the Lord on July 15, 2000, at the age of 88 years, 6 months, and 20 days.
       Anna was born on Dec. 26, 1911, on the John Ziegler homestead, north of Bethune, to John and Christina (nee Beopple) Zielger of Bethune. Anna was the 6th of 10 children born to the union.
       Ann attended Union School for 8 years, located a few miles from her home. In her teen years, she worked at the Jim Knodel home, than [sic] in her late teens and early 20s, she worked for Dr. Remingtion, in Burlington.
       On June 26, 1933, Anna married Emil Julius Strobel, in Berthoud. To this marriage were born 3 children - Florence Elizabeth, Julia Christina, and Leland John. They lived on the Jacob Strobel homestead north of Bethune. In 1949, Anna and their children moved to Burlington, so Florence could begin high school. Emil built a home there and they lived there until Julia and Leland completed their high school years. Anna and Emil made many sacrifices so their children could have a good education and a nice home and Emil still keep the farm going. In those years Anna was no longer a stay-at-home mom. She was employed at Lloyd's Cleaners, then McDonald's Clothing Store and finally at the Gamble Store. In those years, there were many trips to and from the farm, to Stratton for music lessons and out and back to Hope Church.
       In the early '50s Anna was head cook with her sister Lena in the Burlington school. At the end of the '50s they rented their home and moved back out to the farm and then in the onset of the '80s they moved to the John Adolf farm and lived there until Emil passed away in 1995. They enjoyed 62 wonderful years of marriage.
       Anna then stayed with her son Leland and family and took turns visiting her daughters. In December 1998, Anna moved to the Parrish Care Center in Flagler, where she lived until her death.
       Anna was a most loving, caring, and devoted wife and mother, grandmother, great, and great-great-grandmother. She delighted in her family with much pride and joy and it showed in everything she said and did. She blessed her family and friends with all she had and could give. Her love, her time, things, she made and grew, and sharing her knowledge and her many talents, her witness and love of the Lord, were all part of her wonderful, beautiful attributes.
       She had a love and compassion for people of all ages and knew no strangers. She was always willing to help where she saw a need. The Christmas seasons were some of the most special days of the year at Anna and Emil's home. There was such a spirit of giving and sharing. There were from 50 to 70 homemade coffeecakes (Kuchen) dishpans and roaster pans full of cookies, like pepernuts, datenut cookies, baking ammonia cookies and more. Popcorn balls, fudge and caramel candy, jars of jelly and jam and home-canned beef, all to share and give to her children and their families and close relatives and their many friends.
       Anna was active in her home, church and community, in that order. Her home was always clean, neat and orderly. She loved to decorate and make her own drapes.
       She was a beautiful seamstress and sewed for herself, her children and grandchildren. She would make things of what others might think was nothing to keep or work with. She made countless quilts, some yet unfinished that she never got the chance to finish.
       Anna decorated many wedding cakes that her sister Lena baked and she was also a most wonderful cook. She loved gardening and canning, growing all kinds of flowers and house plants.
       Yet with all that, Anna always made time to worship and serve in her church, Hope Congregational Church. She was confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church north of Bethune. She later, in her early teens, leaned to play the piano and also played the saxophone in the Lutheran Band in the early '30s. In later years she helped in Sunday School and joined the Ladies Aid Society at Hope Church. She was church historian for several years.
       In the community, she was a girl's 4-H leader and taught sewing and cooking. She was active in Farm Bureau and helped with the booths at the county fair and participated in the county fair exhibits for many years, showing off their crops and vegetables and received quite a few champion and first-place ribbons for their efforts and work. Anna liked helping with the elections in her district too.
       Anna loved life and she worked hard. Yes, Anna was caring, sharing, giving and loving and that's what made her so special. Anna gave her heart and life to the Lord at an early age and even though was afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, and the enemy robbed her of her mind, he could not touch her soul and the spirit of Good within her, for she kept her faith in God to the end, only to now receive her full inheritance in Eternity with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
       Anna is survived by her 3 children Florence (Thomas Scott) of Byers, Julia (Ventura Liufau) of Haxtun, and her only son Leland (Lee) of Bethune; her 7 grandchildren - Karen Potter (Gordon) of Loveland, Thomas Scott Jr. (Debra) of Grand Junction, Sharon Ehmann of Coshocton, Ohio, Cindy Mostek (Ron) of Aurora, Renee Uili (Jake) of Aurora, Ronald Liufau (Carol) of Mesa, Ariz. And Amber Strobel of Bethune; her 13 great-grandchildren - David, Aaron, Marc,, Michael, Charlene (Bill), Scott, Eric, Daniel, Kevin, Christina, Nicholas, Peter, and Andrew; her 1 step-great-grandchild Matthew; her 4 great-great-grandchildren - Madison, William, Breanna Maria, and Dakota; her 2 twin sisters - Emma Dobler (Art) and Elma Stahlecker (Ralph) of Burlington; her sister-in-law Hilda Ziegler of Burlington; her brothers-in-law Carl Arends of Burlington and John Strobel of El Cerrito, Calif.; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. Anna was preceded in death by her parents; John and Christina Ziegler; her in-law parents, Jacob & Katherine Strobel; her beloved husband Emil Strobel; her 4 brothers - Richard, William, Otto, and Fred; her 3 sisters - Lena, Clara, and Esther; her 3 bothers-in-law - Albert and Theodore Strobel and Jacob Schaal; her 8 sisters-in-law - Hulda and Hilda Ziegler, Emma Schaal, and Emma, Rose, Lydia, and Margaret Strobel; her 3 nephews - Rueben, Ernie, and Charlie; and her 4 nieces - Leona, Ella, Nartia, and Betty.
       Services of celebration and praise in her honor were held at the Hope Congregational Church north of Bethune, at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2000. Pastor Richard Keith officiated.
       Soloist Sharon Keith, accompanied by Beulah Lambert on the organ and Velda Adolf on the piano, provided musical selections "Blessed Assurance," "In the Garden," and "How Great Thou Art."
       Casket bearers were Ron Liufau, Aaron Howell, Tom Scott Jr., Mar Howell, David Howell, Eric Scott, and Scott Ehmann.
       Honorary escorts were Anna's grandchildren Karen Potter, Sharon Ehmann, Cindy Mostek, Renee Uili and Amber Strobel; and great grandchildren Christina and Nic Uili, Peter and Andrew Liufau, Charline Walp, Mickey Potter, Danny and Kevin Scheid, Matt Mostek, Dakota Howell, Madison Willie and Breanna Walp.
       Her final earthly resting place Hope Cemetery of Bethune. Hendricks-Love Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
       Memorial gifts may be made to Hope Congregational Church and left at First National Bank in Burlington.

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