Henry Strohmaier

Henry M. Strohmaier

Thursday, March 25th, 1943 - Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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Henry M. Strohmaier, age 76, a lifelong resident of Pownal died on November 5, 2019, at home in Pownal following a long illness. He was born at the family farm in Pownal on March 25, 1943, and was the son of the late William and Blanche (Dunican) Strohmaier. He received his education in local schools. Henry has been a farmer for his entire life, started milking cows as a teenager. When he took over running the family farm, he started selling milk to Fairdale Farms. He married the former Cecily Reich Carson in 1984. Mrs. Strohmaier survives. Henry was extremely community oriented. He was a member of the selectboard for several terms, and was a Founding Charter Member of the East Pownal Fire Department. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge, and the Farmers Services in Vermont. Henry was instrumental in working with the Bicentennial Committee. He was an active member of the Future Farmers of America and the High Hopes 4H Club. Henry also ran a sugarhouse, and saw mill. Along with other family members, he built the barns and the family hunting camp. He also operated Peacefully Valley Feed Store in Pownal.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children: Ellen Strohmaier of Pownal, Joseph Strohmaier of Pownal, Emma Strohmaier (David Senecal) of Stamford, VT, his step-daughter, Brooke Carson of Shaftsbury, VT and step-son, Kit Carson (Rebecca) of Clarksburg, MA. He leaves several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law Wilhelm and Genevieve Strohmaier of Pownal, and many extended family and friends. He is predeceased by one son Hank Strohmaier, his former wife, Loraine Strohmaier, his sister Emma “Bunny” Harwood, and his uncle and mentor, Adolph “Otto” Strohmaier.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington at 1:00PM. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00AM until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leahy Clinic in Burlington, MA, through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home.

“Farming was his passion”
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    E. P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home
    628 Main Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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  • Funeral

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 1:00pm
    E. P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home
    628 Main Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Chuck Lee
  • Interment

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 |
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019
    Morgan Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Pownal, Vermont 05261
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Mark ferraro

Posted at 08:28am
My condolences to The Strohmaier Family. Cecily ,Ellen, Joe, Kit , Brooke Emma and all of you. I got memories of the years living on the farm. back in the day. Henry was a hard working cool dude. Saved me many times when I went off the road. God give you strength. All the best to the Strohmaier family

Caroline Martel

Posted at 05:04pm
Dear Cecily, Ellen, Joe and Emma,
Sending my sincere sympathy to all of you. I know this time is difficult but you are a strong family and you will preserve. I have
had to learn this for myself. I will keep fond memories of Henry and all of you as we had such friendship in so many community affairs. Take care of each other. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the days to come.
Caroline Martel and Family

laura muir

Posted at 12:20pm
Cecily, Ellen, Joe, Emma and Families,
God's comfort, strength and peace today and in the days to come.
Prayers for your loss,
Laura and Rich Muir

Lewie Dodge

Posted at 12:14am
Remember working with Henry and his father, William, while I was with Fairdale responsible for farm inspections and milk pick up. Always enjoyed their cooperation and willingness to provide excellent quality milk. Condolences to all his family at this time. Keep your many wonderful memories.

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