November 12, 1919 - January 9, 2019
Mildred Sittler was born on 12 November 1919 to Henry and Hilda Wubbels at a farm outside of Sprague. The oldest of three siblings she grew up near Martell and graduated from Central High School. Upon graduation she married her high school sweetheart, Lloyd, in 1941, who was later drafted into the Army Air Corps. As a military wife she spent 30 years living in many different states and countries. She was the ultimate service wife who was always there supporting her family, other military spouses, and taking care of her family when Lloyd was deployed.
She and her husband retired in Martell and became ardent Nebraska football fans. They were season ticket holders and traveled to many bowl games. She loved all sports especially football and basketball which she followed with a passion. She became a faithful member of the Martell Methodist Church. She supported her community always free with her time, friendship, and counsel. Martell was her town that she loved dearly.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with a kind soul who always remembered everyone's birthday, who was completely devoted to her family, who was the first to pick up the phone to comfort those who were ill or had lost a loved one. She loved her family, God and her country.
She leaves behind heartbroken family and friends who will miss her dearly. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and John Mattson, Waterloo; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Hannah Sittler, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; grandchildren, spouses; granddaughter Michaela and Brian Herreman, Elkhorn; grandson Steve Mattson, Fremont; granddaughter Lisa and Billy Mock, Henrico, Va.; grandson Christopher and Melissa Sittler, Tucson, Ariz.; step-granddaughter Sylvia and Matthew Valverde, Landstuhl, Germany; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, parents; brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Marjorie Wubbels; sister and brother-in-law Dorthey and Sam Bogle.
Open door visitation from 3 to 5 pm Sunday, January 13, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street, Lincoln. Service at 10 am Monday, January 14, also at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. lincolnfh.com