PIERCE COUNTY LEADER; Pierce, Nebraska; Thursday, October 31, 1957
Funeral Rites Held Sunday For Christ Herbolsheimer
Funeral rites for Christ Herbolsheimer, 77, for sixty-three years a resident of Pierce County, were held Sunday afternoon at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church east of Pierce with the Rev. Jordan Arft officiating.
Two songs by the congregation, "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", and "Rock of Ages", and one by the choir "Heaven Is My Home", were accompanied by Robert Bendixen at the organ.
Many beautiful floral pieces banked the chancel and memorial gifts made showing the esteem in which the departed was held.
News of the passing of Christ Herbolsheimer last Thursday evening, October 25, about 7:00, came as a shock to his family and friends, as he had not been ill and had as usual driven his car uptown during the day. He was sitting in the kitchen in his home when fatally stricken by a heart attack.
Christ, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Herbolsheimer, was born May 10, 1880, in Carroll co. Iowa, and was baptized and raised in the Lutheran faith.
He came to Pierce county with his parents when he was about 13 years old to a farm north of St. John's church and where the family held membership and Christ was confirmed.
On February 27, 1907, he was married to Emma Buckendahl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Buckendahl, who farmed south of St. John's church, uniting two large pioneer families. They were the parents of eleven children, one son, Alfred, dying in infancy.
He spent his entire life on a farm until retiring in 1942 and moving into Pierce.
One of the highlights of his life was the observance of their golden wedding anniversary last February. He was modest and unassuming man, a kind father and husband, who felt his children were always doing too much for them although pleased at their kindly attention.
He leaves to mourn his passing his widow and ten children, Raymond, Pender; Arnold, Arcadia, Calif.; Harold, Koshkonong, Mo.; Arthur, Pierce; Mrs. Gotthilf (Alta) Jaeger, Winside; Mrs. Alvin (Hilda) Bargstadt, Winside; Mrs. Harold (Ethel) Thanel, Norfolk; Mrs. Monroe (Ada) Magdanz, Falls City; Mrs. Lee (Barbara) Otto, Milwaukee, Wisc.; and Mrs. Bob (Marion) Zimmer, Pierce, and twenty-five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Also two sisters, Mrs. Herman (Rose) Miller, Dohinda, Saskatchewan, Canada and Mrs. Mary Hilgert, Scottsbluff, Nebr., and one brother, Henry Herbolsheimer, Pierce.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters and one son.
Interment took place in St. John's Lutheran cemetery with six nephews as pallbearers, Marlin Herbolsheimer, Edgar Herbolsheimer, Lorenz Herbolsheimer, Henry W. Herbolsheimer, Louis Hilgert and Myron Herbolsheimer.
All of his children were present for the last rites except Arnold in California.
The church was filled to capacity for the last rites with many from out-of-town coming from Lincoln, Omaha, Norfolk, Winside, Falls City, Milwaukee, Wisc.; Koshkonong, Mo.; Pender and Sioux City.