OBITUARY

Carl Leonard Wolfsberger

October 26, 1960December 1, 2018
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Carl Leonard Wolfsberger peacefully passed away in his sleep on December 1, 2018, at his home in Dallas, Texas. Carl was born on October 26, 1960, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Don and Joyce Wolfsberger. Carl graduated high school from The St. Louis Country Day School, then from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a minor degree in Psychology. Carl was the most incredible father, brother and friend to everyone who knew him - young and old. Carl was a pied-piper who directed many great adventures. He was the producer of wonderful family scavenger hunts, all family activities and, in the ‘80s helped create the CAM Bash. He was the creator of "ambience" and fun wherever he went! Carl was an avid golfer who, at the age of 16, was the winner of the Midwest Regional Long Drive Contest. At 17, he earned a spot in the National Long Drive contest where he placed 13th, but hit a ball in the rough; he would have placed third. He would always draw an admiring crowd while hitting a bucket of golf balls at the Old Warson C.C. driving range. He and his late grandfather, Carl J. Reith, loved the game of golf. They enjoyed many great days hosting friends at the Augusta National Masters tournament in April each year. Carl was a member of American Mensa, a non-profit, high IQ society and an early member of the McHeadley Society. His brilliance and quick wit was contagious and allowed him to be the problem solver for his pals. If you knew Carl, you would feel like the most important person in the room; he was a great listener with a very kind heart and soul. Few knew that he was a talented painter. He loved boating, deep sea fishing and diving. He always paid a visit to the Serpentarium of Miami when he headed back to his second home at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. Carl even dove with the "Greatest Treasure Hunter", Mel Fisher, who helped salvage the famed sunken ship, Atocha. He will be missed by many. Carl is survived by his beloved daughter, Kennedy Nicole Wolfsberger, his brother Clark Wolfsberger, sister-in-law, Wendy Wolfsberger, nephews, Clark and Jack Wolfsberger and niece Greta Wolfsberger, all of St. Louis, Missouri; his sister, Courtney Wolfsberger Parmenter, nephews Hunter Carrier, Dylan Parmenter and niece, Maggie Parmenter. A celebration of life will be at Highland Park United Methodist Church at 10am, Saturday, December 8, 2018. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Carl’s memory to The Parkinson's Foundation at: https://parkinson.org or F.A.R., the Foundation for Alcoholism Research at https://alcoholismresearch.org/

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Carl Leonard Wolfsberger

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joseph finn

December 10, 2018

I knew Carl for a short period of time a long time ago, but he left a wonderful impression upon me. I am sorry for your loss. May the Joy of the life to come bring you loving Peace at this time of sorrow.

Joseph Finn

December 9, 2018

My memories of Carl are limited to a very specific circumstance, as although I attended CDS for four years, rarely did our paths of interest cross. However, early in my years at CDS there quietly lies and gnaws at my very being a specific time of great agitation and nerve wreck caused solely by Carl Wolfsberger! And, though near half century have passed, the time has not. The terror of the moment was quite incredible, what myself and many other of Carl's classmates attempted to survive.
Some took it better than others, but since this was my first introduction to competitive sports, I did not take it well at all. Compounding the matter, were my neighborhood friends, who were not very athletic, so I held on to the the delusion of being somewhat gifted until piece by glorious piece my false sense was ripped asunder.
In the fields behind old CDS where soccer, football and baseball were played and coached is where i first and last faced Carl in competitive combat. To be specific, the baseball diamond, whilst Carl was on the mound and I, at home plate.
I believe even at such an early age, 10!, Carl may have attained the height of 6' and along with his height, some of the athletic prowess that is attached to said frame. I, having limited baseball experience, and that usually played with tennis balls, it was..just to watch Carl throw the ball so hard,
in the batters box, the dust, the dry throat, the sweaty hands, how many people has he already hit!
One foot on the train and one foot on the platform, hell I had both feet pointing to duck or run! Carl had NO IDEA where the ball was going, but it was going to get there fast. And it did! I remember one so agonizingly close to my head. And the coaches, were too busy being enthralled! haha. yeah I think it was Holtzman!
Carl never actually hit me with a fastball, as I made sure his opportunities to do so were rare..by never trying to get a hit against him and quitting baseball. Much Love to all that knew him.

Benjamin Siegel

December 9, 2018

Ocean Club, Airstream Lounge, Carl's Lounge or the Sky Bar; whichever name was selected for the evening, everyone loved it. Carl's hospitality was second to none and one could argue that he was the greatest maitre d' in town. Every time I left Carl's Lounge, indelible memories were created whether it be the annual Master's party or a casual Thursday night on the upstairs balcony talking about golf with a cigar in hand. My favorite memory with Carl was from our senior year of high school when he decided it was "guys" night and invited all of Kennedy's male friends over. Unbeknownst to Kennedy, Carl wanted to discuss how to better improve the "Ocean Club" and recently converted his upstairs area to a movie theater and built the legendary "Sky Bar." The Sky Bar was unbelievable which had a state-of-the-art ventilation system for a cigar smoking and a fully stocked neon-lit bar with spirits highly recommended by his friends at Total Wine. His immaculate attention to detail was unparalleled, and the joy he found in satisfying Kennedy and her friends was remarkable. I will forever be thankful for Carl and will miss him dearly, but I know that Kennedy embodies his finest qualities and traits.

Nori Vaccari

December 7, 2018

Dearest Carl,

So sad to hear of your passing . May you rest in a better place, a place where a kind loving soul as yours can only be at peace. You were always such a soft, creative, generous free spirit. One to be admired. May all those who knew you always remember your joy and laughter. I keep all the wonderful memories dear in my heart. Sending love to Kennedy, Courtney and Clark as I know how deeply you love them.

Hiram Champlin

December 6, 2018

I'll always remember Carl from college tooling around SMU in his Jaguar XKE, top down, the very definition of cool.
May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Rest in Peace, brother Carl.
_ kai_

Samuel Ware

December 5, 2018

Carl, you were always fun to be around. Your unique sense of humor. Our talks, deep at times very shallow at others. The deals we did, the ducks we missed and the memorable trips to Augusta with you and BIG CARL. I poured my heart and soul out to you for the last 6 years. I am very sad you are gone and will miss you in the FLESH, but THANKFUL, you are no longer in pain and tormented and in HEAVEN. I pray for your remaining family, mainly
KENNEDY. I pray she will receive GODS PEACE for her soul, and she will focus on HOW MUCH YOU LOVED HER.
HAPPY TRAILS AMIGO WILL SEE YOU ONE DAY, NOT IN A HURRY, THOUGH. LOL

Chloe Wimpress

December 5, 2018

All my love goes to the Wolfsberger family, the opportunity to be close to Carl was such a blessing. I will always remember our long chats on the balcony as he lit a cigar, joy rides on his golf cart through his neighborhood, pool parties, gatherings at his home, going through STL memories, movie nights, and most vividly years ago when he would frequently take his daughter Kennedy and I to Benihana’s as his dates to get “cocktails” in Buddha glasses (I still have one in my apartment). Carl always treated me like family, talked to me as a close friend, and always put a smile on my face. He had a light about him that was warm and infectious. Carl was such an amazing father to his daughter, Kennedy and a sincere friend to all. He will be so missed and never forgotten. Sending love, prayers and strength to the Wolfsberger family.

Jeff Bebee

December 5, 2018

An old and dear friend since childhood. Growing up together, spending weekends together, going to Blues hockey games. Pulling good-natured pranks on Waterbury Drive and ORC. Truly great memories. A wobderful man, a wonderful friend. So sad he read of his passing. May God bless his soul and his family.

Rankin Grote

December 5, 2018

Carl went out of his way to make every person he met feel welcome. He was truly the most loving and generous person you could meet and I will always treasure the times I spent with him. My thoughts and prayers are with Kennedy and the whole Wolfsberger family.

Scott Massey

December 5, 2018

My friend Carl, I am thinking of you in the heavens. We had great memories with all of the Wolfsberger family. Memories in Ocean Reef, memories in St Luis, memories in Dallas. (SMU).
Carl was a kindhearted, generous person and I will miss him greatly.
My prayers are with the family.