We Remember

OTTENBREIT, Mildred “Millie”

January 1, 1931 — November 8, 2022

The family of Mildred “Millie” Ottenbreit wish to announce her passing on November 8, 2022, at the age of 91 years. Mildred is predeceased by her husband Siegfried “Sig” Ottenbreit on October 27, 2022. She is survived by her four children, Brenda Clark (Rick), Lorna Low (Dick), Brian (Jan), and Lyle (Debbie); her 8 grandchildren, Mike (Erin), Lisa, Scott (Carrie), Brad (Ang), Melissa (Chris), Katie (Wolter), Rachel, and Curtis; 5 great-grandchildren, Lia, Mackenzie, Bennett, Cassandra, and Christine; 1 great-great-grandchild, Dominic; plus numerous other family members and friends that will be missing her presence.

Millie was born on the family farm in Killaly, Saskatchewan on January 1, 1931. She met dad in 1946 at a Church Bazaar, while playing bingo. He asked her for a dance, and they were married on June 21, 1949, in Killaly, Saskatchewan. This past June, they celebrated 73 years of marriage. Millie was a dedicated homemaker, tending to her children, and also was a well known jack of all trades. She was an excellent seamstress, artist, cook, carpenter, and more. She could even be seen climbing scaffolding on the outside of the house giving it a new coat of whitewash paint, building her grape arbors, or tending to her amazing 7-foot-tall raspberry plants. Mom loved to go to dances, joined bowling, sold Avon, volunteered and was a long-time member of the CWL ladies’ group. Mom also loved to play bingo and enter contests, or lotteries. She was always lucky in winning anything she tried. Mom made many memorable trips back to Saskatchewan each summer, where most of her extended family lived. She also enjoyed the Reno bus tours and working alongside dad, and she made many friends along the way. Other parts of the world she got to experience were Alaska, Yukon, California, Mexico, Hawaii, and Europe. Mom always welcomed visitors into her home, while preparing them some type of good homecooked meal.

There will be no service at this time – a combined Memorial/Celebration of Life for Millie and Sig will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Millie had requested that those wishing to may donate to a charity of their choice.

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