Funeral services for William Christian Weisshaar were Friday,
Aug. 10, 1990, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Burlington with
Rev. Norm Femrite officiating. Song selections included Just As I Am, The
Old Rugged Cross and Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me. The Organist was
Kerri Floerke with singing being done by the congregation. Casket bearers
were Pete Schlichenmayer, Walter Stahlecker, Delmar Adolf, Allan Adolf, Terry
Weisshaar and Lee Weisshaar. Interment was at the St. John's Cemetery in
Idalia with Hendricks Moruary in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be
given to First St. Paul's Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice in loving
memory of Bill Weisshaar.
William Christian Weisshaar of
Burlington was born Sept. 23, 1902, in Bethune to John and Christina (Wilhelm)
Weisshaar. He was baptized and confirmed at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of
Bethune and attended Yale Country School for seven years. Following the
death of his father in 1916, he helped his Mother maintain the family farm.
On Oct. 8, 1929, Bill was married to Frieda Adolf. They continued farming
until his health forced him to leave the farm. In 1942 they went into the
grocery business, first at Brownwood store north of Vona and in 1943 at Idalia.
In 1953 they moved to Yuma, where in 1955 they opened the Yuma Shoe Store.
Following retirement in 1974 they moved to Burlington to be closer to family,
relatives and friends. Bill enjoyed reminiscing about old times of which he had
a vivid memory and enjoyed fishing and baseball. Bill loved all little
children, and his family was very special to him. But above all he loved
his Lord and his church of which he was a life long member.
Bill was called to his eternal home Aug. 6, 1990, at the age of
87 years, 10 months and 14 days at Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital following
a brief stay at Grace Manor. Bill is survived by his wife Frieda of
Burlington, three sons and one daughter. Junior and wife Jerry of Idalia;
Eileen Rheuark of Eugene, OR; Gene and wife Kathy of Montrose; and Dennis and
wife Janet of Grant [sic] Junction. There are 11 grandchildren and 11
great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters Margaret Stahelcker and
Anna Adolf of Burlington, Pauline Schlichenmayer of Longmont and brothers Jake
and Karl of Burlington. Bill was preceded in death by brothers Carl, in
infancy, John of Newberg, OR, sisters Lena Schlichenmayer of Bethune, Frieda and
Christina Fischer of Nebraska and Mary Adolf of Burlington. One
son-in-law, Paul Rheuark.