Margaret Stahlecker - 1993
Margaret Weisshaar Stahlecker was born on Nov. 5, 1894, at
Idalia to John and Christina Wilhelm Weisshaar. She departed this life at Grace
Manor Care Center in Burlington on May 26, 1993 at the age of 98, 6 months, 21
Margaret was baptized at Idalia on Dec. 9, 1894, the family
moved to the Settlement north of Bethune in 1901. She was confirmed at the
Immanuel Lutheran Church on April 4, 1909. In 1914 she was untied in marriage to
Christian Adolf. To this union one daughter, Lenora was born. This marriage
ended soon after. She was married to Edward Stahlecker on Sept. 30, 1917. To
this union three sons and three daughters were born. Due to Edward's ill health,
they moved to Burlington in 1956.
Margaret was active in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Ladies
Aid, Hospital Auxiliary and the R.S.V.P. She was a lifetime member of the
She was a homemaker and enjoyed baking for her family and
friends. Her hobbies were quilting and gardening. In later years she made a
quilt for each of her children and grandchildren, all were pieced by hand.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edward,
son Edgar, grandson Eilert Weiss and great-grandson Carl Beringer, son-in-law,
Lawrence Scott, 11 brothers and sisters. Survivors include daughter Lenora and
husband Otto Weiss of Bethune, son Walter and wife Margaret of Arvada, daughter
Helen Gates and husband Ray Gates of Warrenton, Ore., daughter-in-law Jeanette
Stahlecker of Burlington, son Martin and wife Dorothy of Golden, daughter Irma
and husband Ray Chubbuck of Burlington, daughter Wilma and husband Glenn Maddox
of Burlington, sister Anna Adolf of Yuma, and brother Karl Weisshaar of
Burlington. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and
16 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Margaret were held Sunday, May 30, 1993,
at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial at Fairview Cemetery in
Burlington. Rev. Ivan Amman officiated at the services.
Pallbearers were Tom Maddox, Kelly Weiss, Gene Johnson, Lance
Scott, Kerry Stahlecker and Jay Morrow.
Honorary pallbearers were the grandchildren, great
grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Music was provided by the Immanuel
Lutheran Church men's choir. Song selections were "Take My Hand Precious Lord"
and "Alone with God". The congregation sang "How Great Thou Art"
Accompanists were Jean Weisshaar and Rudy Schlichenmayer.
Hendricks-Love Mortuary of Burlington was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials can be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or Grace
Manor Care Center.