Strobel - 2000
The Burlington Record, Burlington,
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
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,
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
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.