Adeline Birkholz

Adeline Birkholz, age 81 of Waconia, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at her daughter's home in Waconia.

Adeline was born Dec. 18, 1917, at Watertown Township, Carver County, Minn., the daughter of Frank and Augusta (Hoeft) Bahr. She was baptized Jan 13, 1918, at Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer, by the Rev. F. W. Erthal; and confirmed by the same March 29, 1931.

On June 4, 1941, Adeline married Harold W. Birkholz at Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer, by the Rev. Elmer Schwandt.

Adeline worked at Tonka Toys for many years. She was a member of the Waconia American Legion Auxillary, and a past member of the Waconia Senior Citizens. She was also a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Adeline enjoyed fishing and playing cards. She was a wonderful mom and grandma.

Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Leply of Chaska and Phyllis Jenneke of Waconia; grandchildren: Kristine and Tom Groschen, Angela Ficara, Andrea Lepley, Michele Lepley, Jeffrey Jenneke, and Jason Jenneke; and great-grandchildren, Tayler, Trevor, Tiffany, and Joshua.

Adeline is further survived by her brother and sisters-in-law, Albert and Idella Bahr of Waconia; Vernetta Bahr of Mayer; Minnie Bahr of San Diego, Calif.; and Sevilla Birkholz of Lester Prairie; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Leonard and Barbara Zebell of Montana, and Marvin Birkholz of Annandale; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Adeline is preceded in death by her husband Harold; parents, Frank and Augusta Bahr; sister, Leona Zebell; brothers, Henry and Edwin, and brother William in infancy.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, 2 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waconia, with the Revs. Dean E. Mahlum and Peter Peitsch officiating. Interment was at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Waconia.

Casket bearers were Jeffrey Jenneke, Jason Jenneke, Angela Ficara, Andrea Lepley, Michele Lepley, and Tayler Groschen.

A Legion auxillary memorial service was Monday evening, Oct. 18, at the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

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