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Walter E. DOBLER-494
Walter E. DOBLER-494
B. 8 Jan 1918
Bethune, Colorado
D. Jul 1982


 1. David DOBLER-499
 2. Margaret DOBLER-501
 3. Robert DOBLER-502
Burial Place:
Hope Congregational Cemetery
Bethune, Colorado

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Pedigree Chart
Christian DOBLER-149
B. 23 Nov 1838
Toeplitz, Bessarabiea, South Russia
D. 23 Oct 1923
Bethune, Colorado
John Dobler-279
B. 6 Nov 1875
Teplitz, Bessarabia, South Russia
D. 21 Jul 1948
Goodland, Kansas
Dorothea HANDEL-69
B. 30 Aug 1844
D. 28 Mar 1889
Scotland, South Dakota
Walter E. DOBLER-494
B. 8 Jan 1918
Bethune, Colorado
D. Jul 1982
Frederick STUTZ-1101
B. July 6, 1860
Plotsk, Bessarabia, Russia
D. September 28, 1929
Magdelena STUTZ-486
B. 21 Dec 1881
Plotzk, Russia
D. 18 Nov 1954
Burlington, Colorado
Marie BALTZER-1103
B. August 18, 1862
Plotsk, Bessarabia, Russia
D. January 26, 1928
Married:  12 Jun 1942
Second Wife
Married:  Nov 1981
D. 1980
Freda B. MARTIN-1554


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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 Independence, Mo.
     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 Ministries.
     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.

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