Chris Adolf -- 1984
Funeral services for
Christian Adolf were Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 1:30 pm in St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Burlington. Rev. Wayne Mesecher officiated and Hendricks
Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
The singers and song selections
included: Monasmith family, "Old Rugged Cross"; Don Monasmith, "How
Great Thou Art"; the congregation: "What A Friend We Have In Jesus".
The organist was Karen Ziegler. Casket bearers were Junior Weisshaar,
Jim Hasart, Norman Meyer, Ralph Adolf, Herman Adolf, Carl Adolf Jr.
Honorary casket bearers were George Weidman, Lester Vinduska, Ernie Schick,
Dr. R.C. Beethe and Dwight Johnson. Burial was in Fairview
Cemetery in Burlington.
Christ Adolf, son of Wilhem
and Margretta Adolf, was born Oct. 24, 1905, in Michaefeld, Russia.
Chris' father brought him and the boys to America when Chris was a young
boy. Three months later they were joined by his mother and two sisters.
Chris was baptized into Jesus Christ and his body, the church, as an infant
while living in Russia. He later affirmed that faith through the
Rite of Confirmation of June 6, 1920, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church,
north of Bethune, commonly referred to as "the Settlement."
On April 15, 1928, Chris
joined his life to the life of Anna Dorthea Weisshaar, in holy matrimony
at Immanuel Lutheran. To this union, one daughter and one son were
born. After their marriage Christ and Anna farmed north of Kanorado
until about 1941, when they moved to the "Settlement" area north of Bethune.
They farmed there until ill health hastened his retirement in 1956, when
they moved to Burlington to live out their lives together. Chris
was devoted to his family and his church throughout his life. He
and Anna became members of first St. Paul's in 1956, where he served both
God and others faithfully.
Chris passed from this life
to his eternal home on Dec. 26, 1983, at Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital
at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 2 days. He was preceded in death
by his parents, and three brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife,
Anna, of Burlington; 2 children Arnella Corliss and husband Bert of Yuma;
Delmar Adolf and his wife Kathy of Grand Junction; 4 grandchildren, Sabrina
Hammerich and her husband Bill of Greeley; Tony Corliss of Yuma, Chris
and Evan Adolf of Grand Junction, two great-grandchildren, Justin and Jessica
Hammerich of Greeley; two sisters, Nettie Hasart of Burlington, Frieda
Weisshaar and her husband Bill of Burlington; two brothers, William of
Newbury, Ore., John Adolf and his wife Martha of Burlington; and many other
relatives and friends.