Carl Charles Leopold Stolzenburg

Carl Charles Leopold Stolzenburg

Carl Charles Leopold Stolzenburg

BERNE — Carl Charles Leopold Stolzenburg, a lifelong dairy farmer, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. He was 85.

He was born in West Berne on Aug. 14, 1933, the son of the late Herbert H. G. Stolzenburg and Hulda Kuhn Stolzenburg. Mr. Stolzenburg was a lifelong resident of the town of Wright and attended Schoharie Central School.

He took over the family farm operation with his mother and brother Herman upon the death of their father in 1948, and then farmed with his wife, Faye, and their family beginning in 1954. In 1983, he began farming with his son Mark.

Mr. Stolzenburg served as a member and commissioner of the Gallupville Fire Department. He also was a 4-H leader for many years and a longtime member of the Hayshakers Square Dance Club.

He and his wife enjoyed traveling annually to Mississippi, and also across the United States, Canada, and to Europe with good friends. He maintained an abundant interest in local history and storytelling.

“His great love in ‘retirement’ was finding, restoring, and sharing antique International pickup trucks and Ford tractors,” his family wrote in a tribute. “There was no project he couldn’t resurrect and make right.”


Carl Charles Leopold Stolzenburg is survived by his wife of 64 years, Faye (née Brand); their son, Mark Stolzenburg and his wife, Nan; and their daughters, Lynn Motschmann and her husband, Spencer, and Mari-Beth Stolzenburg and Thomas Marshall.

He is also survived by four grandchildren, Evan (Elizabeth), Hannah (Joshua Falkenmeyer), Lindsay, and Bryan; three great-grandchildren Levi, Isaac, and Asa Motschmann; his brother, Herman Stolzenburg and his wife, Thelma; his niece, Diane McEneany and her husband, Kevin; and his nephews, Will Stolzenburg and his wife, Kathy, and Paul Stolzenburg and his wife, Caroline; and three grand nephews and nieces.

His daughter, Lisa Stolzenburg, died before him.

Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, with service at 2 p.m. at the Fredendall Funeral Home at 199 Main Street in Altamont. Private burial will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gallupville Fire Department, 109 School St, Schoharie, NY 12157; Gallupville House Association, care of Treasurer Jean Burton, Post Office Box 46, Gallupville, NY 12073; or the Scho-Wright Ambulance Service, 388 Main St, Schoharie, NY 12157.

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