Amelia Kramer Stahlecker -- 1964
Mrs. Amelia Stahlecker, daughter of Frank Kramer
and Fredericka nee Adolf, was born June 21, 1903 near Yale, a post office
which no longer exists, but is a part of the Bethune community. She
was baptized in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune on Oct. 25, 1903, and
remained a member of this congregation all of her life. Her church
aided her parents in giving her a Christian training. On Artd 1?? ,
1917, she was confirmed in Immanuel Lutheran Church.
She grew to maturity in the Bethune settlement and
on Oct. 17, 1929, was united in marriage with William Stahlecker.
To this union were born four sons and four daughters.
Mrs. Stahlecker lived in the Settlement all of her
life. She was always actively interested in her church and the activities
of the Mission Society, both of which she attended regularly. Mrs. Stahlecker
was ill much of her life. She last submitted to surgery in September
1961. After this she got along quite well until January 1962.
She died in Memorial Hospital at Burlington on Jan. 12, 1964 at the age
of 60 years, 6 months and 22 days.
She is survived by her husband, William Stahlecker
and seven of her eight children: Clarine, now Mrs. Robert Fergus of Wray,
George and Willard of the home, Margie, now Mrs. Danny Rose of Stratton,
Iva, now Mrs. Orlon Crist of Burlington; Ivan of Fort Carson and Jean of
the home, and by 3 grandchildren. Her second child, Elmer, died at
She is also survived by three half sisters and a half brother, Mrs.
Christina Harms of Wymore, Neb., Mrs. Rose, Hartwig, Cheyenne, Wyo., Mrs.
Margarite Gerdes, Englewood, and Frank Kramer, Loveland.
Also among the survivors are two brothers and one
sister, Chris Kramer, Burlington, William Kramer, Bethune, and Mrs. Pauline
Kloeckner, Burlington. A sister Mrs. Katie Jurgens, Sidney, Neb.,
preceded her in death by only eight days. Mourning her passing are
also many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 15, at
Immanuel Church, Bethune, with the Rev. Herbert Schauer officiating.
Burial was in the cemetery of Immanuel Church.