Garfield (Dick) Schlichenmayer -- 1960
The Bethune and Burlington
communities were shocked to learn of the sudden death of Garfield "Dick"
Schlichenmayer, 44, who lived northeast of Bethune. He was taken
to the Memorial Hospital in Burlington Saturday morning and passed away
about 8 pm. He had been in apparent good health and had been working
on the tractor that morning.
Funeral services were conducted
at the Hendricks Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. Don Flesner
Garfield Gottlieb Schlichenmayer,
son of Jacob and Christina Schlichenmayer, was born in Burlington Sept.
7, 1915. He was baptized in Immanuels Lutheran Church, Bethune, and
was later confirmed in the Congregational Church, Bethune.
He was born, raised and
lived on the same homestead all of his life. He was schooled in and
He as united in marriage
to Miss Ethelyn LaVangue Daffer in Burlington Nov. 9, 1937. To this
union was born one child, Judy Jane.
Garfield, known to his friends
as "Dick," passed away suddenly June 18, 1960, after suffering a heart
Besides his wife and daughter,
his many friends, neighbors and other relatives, he leaves to mourning
his departure seven brothers and three sisters; Jake, William, John, Tefield
and Harold, all of Burlington; of Bethune and Sechart of Elizabeth; Bertha
Crites of Burlington, Alvina Stutz of Denver and Leona Henry of Elizabeth.
A niece, Mrs. Madelyn Anderson Danills, now of Ruleton, Kan., joined the
family at the age of one year and made her home there after the death of
her mother, Mrs. Emma Anderson.
His parents and one sister,
Emma Anderson, preceded him in death.
Nephews served as pallbearers
and his brothers as honorary pallbearers. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.