Jacob Adolf -- 1992
Jacob Henry Adolf, 92, of
Burlington, passed away at the Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital on April
Funeral services were held
Saturday, May 2, 1992, in Sterling with Rev. Don Forbes of Sterling and
Rev. Ted Meter of Burlington officiating. Interment was in Sunset
Memorial Gardens in Sterling. Pallbearers were grandsons, Steve Adolf,
Matthew Adolf, Nathan Adolf, Jack Peake, Steve Roberts and Mike Schaffer.
Song selections were "The Old Rugged Cross" sung by Denis Stahlecker and
Rev. Meter, and "The Easter Gate" sung by Velda Adolf and Denis Stahlecker.
Velda Adolf was the pianist.
Jacob Henry Adolf was born
Dec. 5, 1899 at Yale to Andreas and Margaret (Schlichenmayer) Adolf.
He was raised in the Settlement north of Bethune.
He married Ruth Meracle
of Stratton on June 3, 1928. To this union were born two children,
Glenn and Lois Pearl. They farmed north of Bethune until moving to
Sterling in 1947. He worked as a washerman at Sterling Laundry until
the business closed in 1956, then he worked for Safeway Stores as a custodian
for 18 years.
Jacob was a member of Faith
United Methodist Church in Sterling and married Myrtle Killmer there on
Sept. 26, 1960. Jacob and Myrtle left Sterling six years ago and
moved to Littleton; then in 1987 Jacob moved into the Grace Manor Care
Center in Burlington. The highlights of Jacob's later years were
family, visitors and taking part in different activities and programs at
He is survived by his wife
Myrtle of Louisiana; children, Glenn (Josie) Adolf of Sterling and Lois
Pearl (Ron) Peake of Bethune; five step-children, 8 grandchildren and 13
great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Freida Gramm and Martha Weiss;
one brother, David Adolf of Burlington, two sisters-in-law, Lydia Adolf
of Bethune and Regina Adolf of Sterling; one brother-in-law, Albert Weiss
of Burlington and other relatives.
Memorials may be taken to
the Bank of Burlington. Tennant Funeral Home in Sterling was in charge