Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, June 1 1961
ADOLPH H. PFAU RITES HELD MAY 22
Funeral services for Adolph H. Pfau, longtime Holyoke resident, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 22 at the Methodist church with Rev. Hubert Wubben officiating. Interment was at Holyoke Memorial Park.
Mr. Pfau, who had lived in this community 43 years, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at the East Phillips County Hospital here. He was 74 years of age and had been in rather poor health for a number of years. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Lewis Funeral Home.
A son of John and Hilda Pfau, Adolph Herman Pfau was born February 5, 1887 near Graundenz, Germany. His childhood was spent in Germany where he attended school and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church.
At the age of 15 he came to the United States, the first of his family to do so. He first went to Lamar, Missouri where he worked for a great uncle for two years, saving as much money as possible to help other members of his family come to the U.S.
From Missouri he went to Sterling, Nebraska where he worked for four years, then he and his brother, Paul, started farming for themselves near Adams.
In July 1915 Mr. Pfau was united in marriage to Helen Faulhaber in Lincoln, Nebraska. To this union nine children were born, eight of whom survive. One son, Neil Russell, died in infancy.
Mr. and Mrs. Pfau and their oldest son, Loren, moved to a farm north of Holyoke in 1918, residing there until Mr. Pfauâ€™s failing health caused him to retire in 1947. Since that time the home has been in Holyoke.
Mr. Pfau became a member of the Holyoke Presbyterian Church in 1926. Survivors include his wife, Helen; six sons, Loren A. and Melvin E., Holyoke, Alvin E., Santa Barbara, California, Audre M., Olean, New York, Merle R, Sidney, Nebraska, and Dale K., Pagosa Springs, Colorado; two daughters, Doris Arlene, Mrs. Ted Sandall, Portville, New York, and Thelma Ruth at home; two brothers, Robert Pfau, Willmar, Minnesota, and Hugh Pfau, Chicago, Illinois; 19 grandchildren; one niece, Mrs. Burton Rierson, Willmar, Minnesota, and Hugo Pfau, Chicago, Illinois; 19 grandchildren; one niece, Mrs. Burton Rierson, Willmar, Minnesota and many other relatives and friends.
Mr. Pfau was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Paul and Otto Pfau; two sisters, Mrs. Hulda Arnett and Hilda, who died in infancy, and one son, Neil Russell.
Among those from out of town who wee here for the funeral were; Alvin Pfau; Audre Pfau; Merle Pfau and family; Mrs. Ted Sandall; Dale Pfau and family; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kayser, Mr. and Mrs. William Faulhaber and Mrs. Carrie Terpsma, all of Lincoln, Nebraska; Jesse McBride, Sidney, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Milan, Denver; Mrs. Winnie Rierson, Willmar, Kansas, and William Miller, Lodgepole, Nebraska.