Ottilia ‘Tillie’ Privratsky

A Funeral Mass for Ottilia “Tillie” Privratsky, 88, of Dickinson, was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Dickinson with Father Shannon Lucht celebrating. Burial followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in New Hradec, N.D.

Visitation for Tillie was from 1-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson with a Rosary and Vigil service held at 6:30 p.m.

Tillie passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at St. Benedict’s Health Center in Dickinson.

Ottilia Saetz was born Jan. 17, 1929, in Dickinson, the daughter of Frank and Annie (Krush) Saetz. She grew up on the family farm northeast of Dickinson and attended school at New Hradec. After school she met and married Rudolph J. Privratsky at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Hradec on July 2, 1946. The couple moved to a farm two miles west of New Hradec.  It was here, where they raised their family of 12 children. After Rudolph passed away in 1972, Tillie continued to farm with the help of her children. She enjoyed her cattle and farming.  She later retired and moved into Dickinson. Family was important to Tillie and she loved visiting with them over a cup of coffee and Kolache. She enjoyed baking and keeping her family fed.  Tillie was an example of strong perseverance for her family, by continuing to farm and ranch as a single mother.

Tillie is survived by her seven sons and five daughters: Rudolph F. (Helen) of Dickinson, Paul of Belle Fourche, S.D., Robert (Sharon) of Dickinson, Ralph (Mary Jo) of Dickinson, James (Brenda) of Beulah, Allen of Dickinson and Gordon of California, Tillie Weiler of Oregon, Susan (Leonard) Pavlicek of Dickinson, Judy (Mike) Lynn of Nevada, Lucy (Greg) Meyer of Dickinson and MaryAnne (Tom) Meyerhoeffer of Dickinson; one brother, Frank Saetz; Tillie was greatly blessed with many, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rudolph; infant sister, Marie; sisters, Martha Kuhn and Betty Ridl; sons-in-law, Terry Weiler and Eugene Filipi; daughters-in-law, Deidra and Diana Privratsky. 

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Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Dickinson was in charge of arrangements.

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