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Carol M. Saatmann
May 28, 1938 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Rhinebeck – Carol M. Saatmann, 85, of Rhinebeck, NY, passed away on Tuesday November 7, 2023 at Vassar Brother’s Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY with her family by her side.
Born on May 28, 1938 in the Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Marie Humburg.
Carol graduated in 1956 from Walton High School in the Bronx, then moved to Miami Beach, FL in 1957 with her mother. There she went to water skiing school before moving again with her mother to San Diego, CA.
It was in San Diego, CA that she met Peter Saatmann. They wed on June 16, 1962 in San Diego where they lived until 1969. In 1969 they moved to Saugerties, NY for Peter’s job at IBM, then settled in Rhinebeck in 1972 where they lived until both of their passings.
Before starting her family, Carol got her cosmetology license and worked cutting hair until 1969. In 1964 she became a loving full-time mom. In between raising her children, carol served on the Missions Board and Fellowship Ministry Committee for the First Baptist Church of Rhinebeck. She was also involved in the Women’s Auxiliary and volunteered for many years at the Baptist Home in Rhinebeck.
In 1995 Carol became a nanny to twins, boy and girl, until 2004, but stayed life long friends. In 2005 Carol became a home health aide with Unlimited Home Health Care of Rhinebeck until 2011. She cared for her clients with faithful compassion and love.
Carol has a passion for gourmet cooking and cake decorating, she even made a replica cake of the First Baptist Church for its dedication. She enjoyed making flower arrangements, quilting, China painting, playing the piano, bird watching, picnicking at Lake Taconic or North Lake, and most of all spending time with her family every summer camping in the Adirondacks in the family camper and boat right by the water.
Survivors include daughter Monique M. Johnson (Tom) of Tivoli, NY, son Eric Saatmann of Rhinebeck, NY, and her grandson Peter Johnson. She is also survived by a nephew, Ed Hackman.
She was predeceased by her husband Peter, who passed at the early age of 48, and a sister Lynn Bell.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 6959 Rt. 9, Rhinebeck, NY, on Saturday November 18, 2023 at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations to assist the family with funeral expenses can be made in the care of Monique Johnson, 555 Lasher Rd., lot #17, Tivoli, NY,12583.
Arrangements under the direction of the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, Rhinebeck, NY, www.dapsonchestney.com