Anita Marie Mickla

Anita Marie Mickla

(June 1, 1955 - December 14, 2021)

 

Anita Marie Mickla (Gartner) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 14, 2021, at the age of 66.

 

Anita was born and raised in Daysland, Alberta.  She married Melven Mickla in 1973, and they had three children.  Anita worked for Mickla Trucking, and Mel was often on the road trucking during the early years of their marriage.  Tragically, Mel died in an accident in 1988, leaving Anita to raise the kids on her own.

 

Mom met Rae Sardoff in 2000, and they resided on Rae’s family farm until her passing.  They took care of Rae’s grandchildren for a few years.  As years went on, they were happy to welcome more grandchildren to the family.  The grandchildren have fond memories of time spent at the farm with Grammie and Grandpa Rae.  In recent years, Rae and Mom both faced health challenges, and Mom met them with her stubborn determination to remain positive.  Mom was blessed to have her best friend, Barb Terway, by her side all her life. 

 

Anita is survived by her spouse Rae Sardoff; her children Amy (Dan) Wieschorster, Mike (Cristin), and Mark (Jeanni); her stepchildren Trevor and Carla; grandchildren Dean Wieschorster, Mitchell and Madison Mickla, and Sierra, Rae-Lynn and Alex Sardoff; siblings Lynn (Mary Ann) Gartner, and Rose Marie (Leger) Dugas.

 

Anita was predeceased by her husband Melven; her parents Wendlin and Minnie Gartner; siblings Darlene Spohn and Dennis Gartner; and nephew Darren Spohn.

 

Cremation has taken place.  As per Anita’s wishes, a tree will be planted in her memory.

 

A celebration of life was held June 5, 2022 at the Daysland Sunbeam Senior Centre. 

 

If family and friends so desire, donations in Anita's memory may be made to https://www.dayslandhospitalfoundation.com/ (Palliative Care Unit).