Otto Sideritsch passed away from cancer on November 13, 2013 in the Red Deer Hospital at the age of 86 years. Otto was the oldest child of John and Mary Sideritsch. He is survived by his wife Betty and their three children Steve and wife Amber, Ralph, and Cathy and husband Jim and six grandchildren Jonathan, Jessica and Jennifer, Ashley, Arynn, Annaliese and great-grandchild McKenna. Also surviving are his brothers Ray and wife Diane and Karl and wife Trudy. Otto was born in Stegersbach, Austria on December 18, 1926 and immigrated to Canada at the tender age of four years. He was raised on the family farm near Red Willow, AB. Later as an adult he married Betty Nicklom in 1953 and eventually bought his own farm one mile north of the original homestead in 1958 and resided there until his passing. Otto had many occupations, professional rodeo bull rider, lumberjack, rigger, pipeliner, well driller, but the farm was always the ground beneath his feet. Otto loved his family dearly and they were the most important thing in his life. Otto was talented artistically and would sketch and do wood projects. Otto was truly a self reliant homesteader and would do all his own repairs on the farm, house and vehicles. For hobbies Otto enjoyed puzzles and riding his quad. A celebration of Otto’s life will be held at the Red Willow Hall on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. The family kindly requests “no flowers please”. Memorial donations may be made to the Red Willow Cemetery Club or the Red Willow Agricultural Society. Otto (in spirit) and his family look forward to see you.

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