Frederick Adolf -- 1980
Frederick William Adolf,
69, passed away early Saturday morning, Aug. 9, 1980, at the Washington
County Public Hospital in Akron.
He was born May 16, 1911,
to Andrew and Margaret Schlichenmayer Adolf, at Kit Carson. In June
1911, he was baptized and in April, 1925, he was confirmed in the Immanuel
Lutheran Church in Bethune. As did his sisters and brothers, he received
his education and grew to manhood in the Bethune area. Fred farmed
for several years until he joined the Army to serve in World War II.
After serving four years, he returned home and continued farming.
On June 1, 1946, he was
united in marriage to Hazel Irene Thomas in Goodland. To this union,
one son, Stanley, was born.
Because of health reasons,
Fred and Hazel sold their farm and moved to Akron. After moving to
Akron he worked for the Norka Hotel as custodian and then later became
custodian at the Akron High School. In 1977, he retired because of
his health. Fred enjoyed being outdoors and hunting with his brothers.
As a hobby, he enjoyed working about in his shop.
He is preceded in death
by his parents, an infant brother, and two brothers, John in 1974 and Bill
in 1980. Those surviving to mourn his passing are his wife Hazel
and his son Stanley of Akron; three brothers, Jake and Emmanuel Adolf of
Sterling, and his twin brother David of Burlington; three sisters, Frieda
Gramm and Martha Weiss of Burlington, and Carrie Gollie of Brewster, Kan.
Also surviving are 11 brother and sister-in-laws and families. Fred
will be sadly missed by his family, relatives and friends. A memorial
has been established I his memory in the Foursquare Church in Akron.
Funeral services were held
on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1980, at 10:30 am, form the Akron Foursquare Church,
with the Rev. Ted Griffis, officiating. Mrs. Ted Griffis was organist,
and she accompanied herself as she sang, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "How
Great Thou Art".
Serving as casket bearers
were: Henry Florian, Darrel Adolf, Gene Hottinger, Connie Dannar,
Mike Watson and August Shaner. Burial was in the Akron Cemetery,
with military graveside services, by the Akron Veterans post. Yeamans
& Gordon Memorial Chapel of Akron was in charge of services.