Otto Ohlhausen, late of Chilliwack, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the age of 94.
He is survived by his son, Gary (Debbie); grandchildren: Katie Ohlhausen, Jen (Kevin) Hooge; and great-grandson Owen Hooge. He was predeceased by his wife Minnie on July 4, 2007.
Otto was born in Leutsdorf, West Prussia on January 6, 1914. In 1924 his family immigrated to Trochu, Alberta and then to Chilliwack in 1935 to the farm on Lickman road. In 1936 he married Minnie Beierle and they enjoyed 70 years of married life together on the farm.
Otto worked on the farm alongside his father, in the hop fields as a supervisor and did custome field work in the area. In the 50’s he took over the farm and had great pride in the success he achieved as a dairy farmer.
He retired from dairy farming in 1969 and built himself what he always considered the perfect house. This began the years he called “the best of his life”. He would go fishing with his buddies on the river bars or spend his mornings at the Airport Coffee Shop with the ‘boys’.
Otto was a well respected and honourable man who always worked hard and was willing to lend a helping hand to others. His family was always a great source of pride to him.
The family cannot thank the staff at the Waverly enough for all the compassionate care, kindness and respect given to Otto over the last year and especially during these last few weeks. It was very much appreciated.
There will be a tea for friends and family on Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the Atchelitz Farmers Institute Hall, 6542 Lickman Road.