September 24, 1908 – April 18, 2010
Edmund E. Bethke, age 101 of Marlin entered into rest Sunday, April 18, 2010. Services will be 10 A. M. Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lewis Wunderlich officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. at Adams Funeral Home.
Mr. Bethke was born September 24, 1908 in Otto, Texas to Edmund Otto and Annie Schraeder Bethke. He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of Falls County. He was a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church in Marlin where he served as a trustee and secretary-treasurer for many years. Mr. Bethke loved to tend his garden and do carpentry work. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Wegwerth Bethke, brothers, Alvin Bethke and Herbert Bethke, sisters, Hilda Komar and Emma Quiram and his parents.
Survivors: Daughters – Gertrude Kunkel of Temple Gladys Whitehead of Lubbock Dorothy Hicks of Chilton Doris Simmons of Whiteville, NC Brother – Walter Bethke of Lorena Sisters – Erna Buro, Lena Drews and Laverna Tucker, all of Marlin Special Friend – Shirley Smith of Marlin 7 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren
Memorials may be made to: Grace Lutheran Church or Providence Hospice
- Funeral Service Thursday, April 22, 2010
- Visitation Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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April 23, 2010
You and your precious family are in my prayers. May you feel His presence as you walk through this valley of grief.
Bonnie Kuehl, Temple TX
April 22, 2010
We will miss you very much. All our Love to your Family at this time.
Love, Tim,Cherie and Michaela Kunkel