Sigmund Frederick ‘Sig’ Mitzner, Jr., 88, died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at his Oakdale home surrounded by friends and family, worn out from a lifetime of fun and good times.
He was born in Chicago and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California.
He lived a colorful life starting with a stint in the CCCs during the Great Depression and the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He worked as a Hollywood stunt double in several western movies. His passion was the life of a rodeo cowboy and he lived and traveled extensively as an RCA calf roper. He later worked in the cattle and livestock business, settling in Oakdale in the early 1970s.
His joys in life were good friends, good food, and making a really good deal.
He is survived by his son, David; daughter, Gale; and a host of other family and friends.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
Aug. 26, 2009