November 2, 1928 - December 10, 2016
Rancher and humanitarian, Kenneth Wayne Stolte, age 88, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 surrounded by family at the Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, located in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on November 2, 1928 to the late Bodo Edward Stolte and Paula (Kunde) Stolte on November 2, 1928 in Cibolo, Texas, Guadalupe County. Kenneth attended the Lower Valley School in Guadalupe County from grades 1 through 5. His family moved to the Nell Community of Live Oak County in January of 1941. He attended Nell School and then Pawnee High School where he graduated in 1945 at the age of 16. After two years of college at the age of 18, Kenneth taught in Fashing, Texas in Atascosa County. He graduated from Southwest Texas Teachers’ College in San Marcos in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree. In the fall of 1950, he taught and coached in Three Rivers, Texas. Kenneth proudly served in the United States Army with the 40th Division and 224th Regiment during the Korean War from 1951 to December 1952. On May 24, 1953, he married Theresa Goynes in the St. George Catholic Church in George West, Texas. Kenneth served as a high school coach and then as the high school principal for Freer ISD from 1953-1969. During this time, he completed his Master’s Degree at Texas A&I in 1957. In 1969, he and Theresa moved their family to Victoria, Texas where Kenneth was employed as the Social Studies Supervisor with Victoria ISD. They were members of Our Lady of Victory and Holy Family Catholic Churches. Before retiring from public school, he taught in San Antonio ISD from 1985-1987. After retirement from public school, he taught at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Del Rio, Texas. During Kenneth’s off-time he enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved taking them with him on hunting and fishing trips. Kenneth will always be remembered as a gentle and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Marilyn Jean Stolte, and son, John Patrick Stolte. Family members honoring Kenneth’s memory include his beloved wife of 63 years, Theresa Stolte, their children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren: son, William Stolte, grandchildren: Brandon Stolte, Christina Stolte, Lacey Stolte, and Chelsea Stolte, their mother, Cathy Stolte, grandchildren: Christopher Canal and Bianca Canal, their mother, Milena Canal; son, Robert Stolte, grandchildren: Monica Stolte Tompkins and husband Shane Tompkins, and Mandy Stolte daughter, the late Marilyn Jean Stolte; son, Edward Stolte and wife Brenda Blaschke Stolte, granddaughter, Roxanne Persinger and husband Nathaniel Persinger; son, Kenneth Stolte, Jr. and wife Connie Janak Stolte, grandchildren: Alicia Stolte, Daniel Stolte, Matthew Stolte; daughter, Tracie Stolte Massey and husband James Massey, grandchildren: Darryl Vaughn and wife Samara Vaughn, Desiree Vaughn, Joseph Vaughn, and Rebecca Vaughn, Glennis Massey Katzmark and husband Andrew Katzmark, Kristen Massey Woods and husband Andrew Woods, Shannon Massey Searcy and husband Marcus, and Callie Massey; the late John Stolte and wife Theresa Chambers Stolte, grandchildren: Brent Waldrep and wife Liz Strawn Waldrep, and Brandy Chase. Kenneth’s great grandchildren: Addie Tompkins, Floyd Tompkins, Bella Stolte, Ruth Persinger, Anna Rose Persinger, Kelby Stolte, Nadia Vaughn, Connor Vaughn, Reese Woods, Finley Woods, Chassidy Searcy, Marcus Searcy, Jr., Geneva Searcy, Tré Searcy, Mary Searcy, Tyler Waldrep and Natalie Chase; Kenneth is also survived by one older brother, James Clyde Stolte and wife, Leola of New Braunfels, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the Stolte family requests that donations be made to the John Patrick Stolte Community Center, C/O Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 307 E. Losoya St., Del Rio, Texas 78840.
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