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Pauline KRAMER Kloeckner-89
Pauline KRAMER-89
B. 10 Apr 1902
Yale, Bethune, Colorado
D. 19 Dec 1990
Burlington, Colorado


 1. Heldigarde KLOECKNER-96
 2. Vera KLOECKNER-143
 3. Alvin KLOECKNER-97
 4. Anton KLOECKNER-98 (child)
 5. Dorene KLOECKNER-99
Burial Place:
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Bethune, Colorado

Archive File:
1910 Census
Wedding Party Photo
L-R (Amelia Kramer, John Adolf, Pauline & Walter Kloeckner, Bill Kramer, Fredia Adolf.)

Pedigree Chart
Jacob (Jake) Clause KRAMER-71
B. 1820
D. 1896
Brighton, Colorado
Franz (Frank) Krämer, Sr-67
B. 26 Dec 1853
D.14 Dec 1933
Bethune, Colorado
Barbara Christina LUTZ-72
B. 20 Aug 1868
Hotnungsthal, Russia
D. 9 Mar 1958
Brighton, Colorado
Pauline KRAMER-89
B. 10 Apr 1902
Yale, Bethune, Colorado
D. 19 Dec 1990
Burlington, Colorado
Christian ADOLF-85
B. 15 Nov 1839
Brienne, Bessarabia, South Russia
D. 3 Aug 1925
Bethune, Colorado
Fredericka ADOLF-68
B. 26 Dec 1860
Bessarabia, South Russia
D. 30 Nov 1916
Bethune, Colorado
Fredericka STEGG-86
B. 19 Feb 1842
Brienne, Bessaeabia, Russia
D. 1924
Bethune, Colorado
Marriage 23 Feb 1922
[Cert# 1395]
Bethune, Colorado
Immanuel Lutheran Church

B. Aug. 13, 1887
Pittsburg, Kansas
D. 23 Dec 1936


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Pauline Kramer Kloeckner -- 1990

        Funeral services for Pauline Kloeckner were held Friday, Dec. 21 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Burlington. Officiating was Rev. Norm Femrite. Organist was Kerri Floerke. Casket bearers were Kloeckner's grandchildren. Song selections were "How Great Thou Art", "Amazing Grace" and "Rock of Ages." Final resting place was Immanual Lutheran Cemetery near Bethune.
       Pauline Kramer Kloeckner was born April 10, 1902, north of Bethune, to Frank Kramer and Fredricka Adolf Kramer on a farm homestead by her mother. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church north of Bethune.
       Pauline married Walter H. Kloeckner on Feb. 23, 1922. This union was blessed with two sons and three daughter; Hildegarde, Vera, Al, Dorene, and Anton, who died at two months. They lived on a farm north of Bethune until the fall of 1936 when Walter's health deteriorated. When he died on Dec. 23, 1936, Pauline was left alone to raise four young children, ages 10 months to 14 years during the depression and dust storm years. Her determination to keep the children together, to raise them to adulthood, to get them educated, and to bring them up in the Christian faith was truly a labor of love, faith, hard work, tears and many prayers.  She worked by doing washing and ironing, as a waitress in cafes, as a clerk in the Kings Variety Store, J.C. Penney and J.M. McDonald and the Gambles Store, and for a time she operated a dress shop.
        Pauline had a massive stroke on Feb. 11, 1988. After being in hospitals in Colorado Springs she entered the Grace Manor Care Center on May 15, 1988. The stroke left her paralyzed on the right side and unable to talk but she remained cheerful and alert until the last few weeks.
        Pauline was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune from birth until January 1937 when she and her family became members of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Burlington. She was a faithful member and committed her total life to her Lord.
Pauline passed away at Grace Manor on Dec. 19, 1990 at the age of 88 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter, infant son, Anton; brother Chris Kramer, and two sisters, Katie Jurgens and Amelia Stahlecker and half brothers Frank Kramer and Henry Kramer and half sisters Margaret Gerdes, Rose Hardwick, Mary Maul, and Christina Harmes.
        She is survived by her daughters Hildegarde Aeschlimann of Burlington, Vera Stahlecker of Canon City; Dorene Kloeckner of Burlington; and her son Al Kloeckner of Mosca, brother William Kramer on Bethune, 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

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