Anna Adolf -- 1997
Anna Dorotha (Weisshaar) Adolf was born Oct.
14, 1904, on the family homestead, northeast of Burlington, known as the
Settlement. She passed away Dec. 9, 1997, at Yuma Life Care Center.
Anna is the last living descendent of a family
of 12. She is the second from the youngest child of John and Christina
Weisshaar, who emigrated to the United States from Russia in 1885.
Anna was baptized, confirmed and married in
the Lutheran Church in the Settlement. She met and married Chris
Adolf, April 15, 1928.
They farmed and survived through the depression,
dust bowl days and grasshopper plagues, Plus many more hard times.
Anna lived most of her life in Kit Carson County.
After the death of her husband in December, 1983, she continued to live
in Burlington and moved to Yuma in 1992, making her home in the High Plains
Manor Apartment to be close to her daughter.
To this union was born two children,
and Delmar. She is survived by Arnella and husband Bert Corliss of
Yuma and Delmar and Kathy Adolf of Grand Junction. Four grandchildren,
Sabrina and husband Bill Hammerich of Fort Morgan, Tony and wife Gay Dawn
Corliss of Yuma, Chris and Eva [sic] [Evan] Adolf of Grand Junction. Two great
grandchildren, Justin and Jessica Hammerich of Fort Morgan. Also
sisters-in-law, Nettie Hasart, Fredia Weisshaar and Martha Adolf, all of
Burlington plus a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at St. Pauls Lutheran
Church in Otis, with Pastor Bob Miller officiating. Graveside services
and burial beside her husband Chris in the Fairview Cemetery in Burlington.
Arrangements were handled by Spellman-Schmidt-Baucke Mortuary of Yuma.
Pallbearers were Tony Corliss, Bill Hammerich,
Justin Hammerich, Chris Adolf, Evan Adolf, Junior Weisshaar and Ralph Adolf.
Songs included "Amazing Grace," "Beyond the Sunset" and "How Great Thou