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Ernest Edward Stoltenberg

July 11, 1933 August 15, 2019
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Otto, NY - Ernest Edward Stoltenberg, 86, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at his home in Titusville, Florida.
He was born on July 11, 1933 in East Otto, N.Y., the son of Louis and Louise (Ebert) Stoltenberg. Ernie (Ernest) married Alice Ann Grube on Sept. 3, 1955, and they celebrated 63 years together in 2018.
Along with living in Titusville, Florida, Ernie resided in Otto and East Otto, N.Y., Middlebury Center, PA, and briefly in Beaufort, S.C. He was an active member of Missouri Synod Lutheran churches in each area.
Ernie joined the U.S. Air Force in 1952 and served until 1956. He was very proud to go on the Space Coast Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on March 17, 2018. Ernie retired from the Gowanda, N.Y. State Hospital, where he worked as a psychiatric aide. He was also a part-time postal carrier in Cattaraugus, N.Y. In Florida, after retiring, Ernie had several jobs, including working as a security guard for McDonnell Douglas. Ernie enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening, and spending time in his Otto, N.Y. woods. He enjoyed fun events with his family and friends, church events, yard sales, and square dancing. Ernie was an incredible husband and Dad, providing for and taking care of his family, including several foster children. He gave everything that he could to all of his family and others.
Ernie is survived by a son, Edward (Nancy Littleton) Stoltenberg; three daughters, Karen (David) Huck, Katrina (Patrick) Moloney, and Kay (Kevin) Pabst; daughter-in-law, Nancy Stoltenberg; sisters-in-law, Florence Stoltenberg and Mary Lou Hennemen; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Alice; a son, Ernest Wayne Stoltenberg; a brother, Wilbur Stoltenberg; sister-in-law, Cheryl Grube; and brothers-in-law, William Grube and Robert Hennemen.
Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Immanuel Lutheran church in Otto, N.Y. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 from 11 AM till 1 PM, with a service to follow at 1:00 PM. Burial will be at the Otto, N.Y. cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 9037 Otto-East Otto Rd. Cattaraugus, N.Y. 14719.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St. in Little Valley.


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11:00 AM 8/26/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 8/26/2019 1:00:00 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church

9037 Otto - East Otto Road
Otto, NY 14719

Immanuel Lutheran Church
9037 Otto - East Otto Road Otto 14719 NY
United States

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Monday

26

Aug

1:00 PM 8/26/2019 1:00:00 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church

9037 Otto - East Otto Road
Otto, NY 14719

Immanuel Lutheran Church
9037 Otto - East Otto Road Otto 14719 NY
United States

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Otto Lutheran Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Hill Road
Otto, NY 14766

Cemetery Hill Road Otto 14766 NY
United States

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Immanuel Lutheran Church

9037 Otto - East Otto Road
Otto, NY 14719
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