Inge Sadilek, died peacefully, at the age of 84 in Seaside, Oregon on Monday, May 7, 2018, after a difficult battle with Alzheimer’s. Inge was born October 6, 1933, in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Rohrleger Hans Muller and Charlotte (Badow) Muller.
After surviving the devastation of WWII and graduating high school, Inge became a tour guide and travelled to numerous countries throughout Europe. In 1954, Inge married the love of her life, Harold D. Sadilek, in Berlin and then moved to Oregon, where the big city girl adapted to small town life. She worked for JC Penney’s in Portland for many years until her daughter, Kerstin, was born and she became a full-time mom for the next 10 years. Inge always said those were the happiest years of her life.
In addition to raising her daughter, Inge loved to garden. Every plant in her yard or others’ yards were loved by her and they returned her love in abundance. And there was no animal nor young child that did not end up in her arms. She had a knack for quietly beautifying the world around her and expected nothing in return. She also had a mischievous side that appeared occasionally and, for those people lucky enough to experience those occasions, are times they will never forget.
Inge proudly worked for U.S. Bank in Seaside for 25 years. She was well-known in the town and people would patiently wait for her window to be free, so she would be the person to complete their banking transactions.
After Harold passed away in 1994, Inge focused on her grandsons, Morgan and Mitchell. She would travel to where they were living and spend as much time with them as possible. They were her pride and joy and she was very proud of the accomplishments in their lives. It is no secret that much of what they have achieved is due to her unwavering support. Their names were the last words she spoke before she lost her ability to speak.
Inge is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kerstin and Brent of Seaside; her sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Horst of Berlin, Germany; her grandsons, Morgan of Burbank, CA and Mitchell of Albuquerque, NM.
Inge’s feisty, yet selfless nature will be missed beyond words. Our lives have been forever changed…
And, to that, she would say, “Tough cookies!”
Inge requested a private burial with immediate family members. The family thanks all those individuals who helped care for her during her illness. You are all angels in disguise. Donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter, 1650 NW Naito Parkway, Ste. 190, Portland, OR 97209
or online at https://www.alz.org/oregon. Funeral arrangements by Hughes-Ransom Mortuaries & Crematory, Seaside/Astoria. www.hughes-ransom.com & www.facebook.com/hughesransommortuary/