John S. Adolf -- 1974
John Solomon Adolf
was born March 24, 1906, to Andreas and Margaret Adolf at Bethune.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran Church. In
1932 he became a member of the Hope Congregational Church and was and active
member in all church functions.
On Oct. 6. 1932, he was united
in marriage to Lydia Stahlecker at the Hope Congregational Church by the
Rev. Chris E. Maiedchke. To this union was born three children.
John spent his entire life farming north of Bethune. He was
a loyal and loving husband, father and grandfather.
John enjoyed good health
up to the final four months of his life of which he spent in and out of
the hospital. He passed away at the age of 68 years and 15 days at
St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver April 8.
He was preceded in death
by his parents and one infant brother. He is survived by his wife,
Lydia; two sons, Harold of Villa Grove and Wilford of Bethune; one daughter,
Velda of Bethune; two daughters-in-law, Judy and Nikki; six grandchildren;
five brothers, Jake and Emanuel of Sterling, Fred of Akron, William and
Dave of Burlington; three sisters, Carolina Galli of Brewster, Kan., Fredia
Gramm and Martha Weiss of Burlington.
Funeral services were held
April 11 at the Hope United Church of Christ, Bethune, with Rev. Ruben
Isaak officiating. Song selections, "My God and I," were sung by
Butch and Sandee Strobel while the men's choir sang "Beyond The Sunset;" accompanist
was Mrs. Beulah Lambert. Casket bearers were Chris,
Lawrence and Raymond Schlichenmayer, Junior Weisshaar, Ralph Adolf and
Max Kramer. Interment was made in the church cemetery.