Marie ‘Mary’ Odenbach of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Area Two on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the age of 86 years.
Mary was born in Mendham, Saskatchewan on June 1, 1932, the fifth of eight children. She moved to Alberta in 1943 with her family and homesteaded east of Rimbey. In 1950, Mary was united in marriage to Albert Odenbach and together they raised four children.
Mary will be forever remembered and greatly missed by her loving family: her sons, Andy (Debbie), Arny (Fiona), Tony (Cathy); and her daughter, Linda (Ken) Boese; as well as nine cherished grandchildren: Jennifer (Bryan) Pikkert, Theresa (Darrell) Johnston, Steven (Nicole) Odenbach, James Odenbach, Andrea (Reid) Fraser, Jeffrey Odenbach (Samantha Grover), Connor (Danielle) Odenbach, Colin Boese (Renée Aeyelts), and Kristy (Adam) Stamp; and nine great grandchildren: Ashley, Raelynne, Jacob, Levi, Madison, Danika, Troy, Ellie, and Ida. She will also be lovingly remembered by two sisters, Annie Krossa and Edna Schmidt; her sister-in-law, Thordis Reis, her brother-in-law, Jim Williams; in addition to many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many close friends. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Gottleib and Susanna Reis; her beloved husband, Albert; and three sisters and two brothers.
A Public Funeral Service in Celebration of Mary’s Life was held at the Zion Lutheran Church, Rimbey on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Schultz officiating. Interment followed in the Legion Field of Honour, West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Mary’s Memory may be made directly to the Rimbey Health Services Donations Program, c/o Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0 (www.rimbeyhealthdonations.com). Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.ofc-ltd.ca
Service and Burial Arrangements for the Late Marie ‘Mary’ Odenbach entrusted to the care of