Walter E. Dobler -- 1975
Memorial services were held for Dr. Walter
E. Dobler on Wednesday, July 7, at St. Luke's United Church of Christ in
He was born Jan. 8, 1918, at Bethune, the fifth
of six sons of John and Magdalena Stutz Dobler. He graduated form
Burlington High School in 1937, where he was valedictorian of the class
and also a cheerleader.
He graduated from Yankton College in Yankton,
S.D., the Andover Newton Theological School at Newton Centre, Mass., and
did graduate work at Harvard University.
He was married to Pauline Schillereff
at Fort Morgan, on June 12, 1942. This union was blessed with three
children, David, Margaret and Robert. Pauline preceded him in death
in 1980. In November of 1981 he was married to Freda B. Martin.
Dr. Dobler served as minister for several churches
throughout the northern and eastern areas of the United States. He
was associate conference minister for the Western Association of the Missouri
Conference of the United Church of Christ. He also had been secretary
for leadership development for the Christian Education Division of the
church, and had written for the United Church of Christ Board of Homeland
His parents, an infant sister, and three brothers, Bill, Ted
and John preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife Freda, two sons,
David of Yakutat, Alaska, and Rob of Kansas City Mo.; a daughter, Margaret
Monto. of Acton, Mass., two step-daughters, Janet Bredehoeft and Karen
Puhr of Independence, Mo.; eight grandchildren, and two brothers, Art and
Elmer of Burlington, as well as a host of other relatives.
Those attending services from Burlington were
Mr. and Mrs. Art Dobler and Kenneth, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dobler, Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Dobler, Mrs. Edna Dobler, Mrs. Lydia Dobler, and Mrs. Bonnie Witzel.