Mildred B. Dillenbeck

October 6, 1925June 16, 2021
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Funeral services for Mildred B. Dillenbeck, age 95 of Ogdensburg will be held at 11:00am on Saturday (June 19, 2021) at the United Methodist Church with Rev. Donna Fitchette officiating. Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral at the church from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Entombment will follow services at Foxwood Memorial Park. Mrs. Dillenbeck passed away peacefully Wednesday (June 16, 2021) at her home with her husband and son by her side.

She is survived by her husband Richard; one son Robert of Essex Jct, VT; one granddaughter Jessica Nash Kernion & her husband Dan of Bend, OR; one grandson Jonathan Nash & his wife Melanie of Oceanside, CA; great-grandchildren Damon & Myra Kernion; a sister Donna Bell of Washington DC and Ogdensburg; a nephew Wayne Ashley & his wife Karen of Ogdensburg; nieces Suzanne Douglas of Middlebury, VT, JoAnn Biercuk of Fairlawn, NY, Candace Odenwald & her husband Gary of Phoenix, AZ and several cousins.

Three daughters Linda Dillenbeck-Nash of CA, Diane & Darlene Dillenbeck who died at birth; and two sisters Dorothy Ashley and Mary Douglas both of Ogdensburg.

Mildred was born in the Town of Lisbon, a daughter of the late J. William & Ruth (Mosier) Bell. She later graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy, and continued her education at the Wallace Secretarial School and then pursued Independent Art Study. She married Richard Karl Dillenbeck on February 26, 1946 at the United Methodist Church, Ogdensburg with her uncle Rev. Wilbert Hull and Rev. Geo Dando officiating. (Rev. Hull also married Mrs. Dillenbeck’s parents in 1918). During her career she was employed at the Former Ogdensburg Trust Co., NY State Compensation Court and the Remington Art Museum which she retired from in 1984, as Director of the Museum after 20 years of being instrumental in many changes which expanded the exposure of Remington’s art work.

Mildred was awarded a North Country Citation by St. Lawrence University in 1979 for collecting, preserving and interpreting the visual and cultural history of the North Country. Upon invitation, Mrs. Dillenbeck attended three events at the White House highlighting Remington. She traveled as far as California to promote the Remington Museum and was internationally known for her knowledge of Remington and the ability to authenticate his art work.

Mrs. Dillenbeck was a life member of the United Methodist Church where she held many positions thru the years, and was named “Woman of the Year” in 1964. She was also a life member of the NY State Congress of Parents and Teachers. Homemakers Home Bureau, former member of Zonta International and the “Nimble Thimble” quilters.

After retirement she and her husband enjoyed traveling to most of the US including Hawaii, Alaska, Canadian Rockies and Maritime Provinces. She enjoyed spending time with her family, helping others, church activities, traveling, camping and her flowers.

Memorial donations may be made in the memory of Mildred Dillenbeck to the United Methodist Church in Ogdensburg or an organization of one’s choice. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared online at


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  • Calling Hours

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 19, 2021


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Penny Sharrow

June 20, 2021

To the entire Dillenbeck Family -

May Mildred rest in peace - what a wonderfully full life she lived with the love of her life Dick. She was a lovely lady and we shared many conversations over the years. Caring and considerate are two words that come to mind. You are all in my thoughts and prayers - may your fond memories keep her in your hearts forever.

Sincerely - Penny Sharrow

Judy Perras

June 19, 2021

I have always enjoyed visiting with Mildred and Dick when they came to Vermont. I’m sending hugs and prayers to everyone.

Jessica Kernion

June 19, 2021

My grandmother was loved by all. She was bright, kind, sweet, and loving. Her and my grandfather, Dick have always been there for me and been a huge part of my life since the day I was born. We would facetime and chat bi-weekly, and we always enjoyed hearing about their busy social lives, with all of their friends and family there in Ogdensburg. Mildred had a bubbly personality, and I have so many happy memories, hard to share them all here. I have included a picture from our most recent visit in 2016.

Gail Murdock

June 19, 2021

Richard and Family

My sincere condolences on the passing of Mildred.
My parents were friends with you both (Dorothy and Stewart
Murdock). I know my mom and Mildred shared a hospital room
on the birth of your Linda, and our Glyn. Wonderful
memories get us through the sad times.

JoAnn Biercuk

June 19, 2021

Aunt Mildred was very talented with crafting. She taught me cross stich and embroidery among other hand stiching crafts. Always enjoyed the time together.

Peggy Jo Platt

June 19, 2021

Mildred was such a lovely woman, gentle, kind, articulate, bright and sweet. The Lannis family cousins will deeply miss her when we have opportunities to meet for a meal and reminiscing. In our Father’s house are many Mansions - today Mildred has joined the Saints who went before her. Find comfort in your happy memories, Dick & Bob.

John & Sue Porter

June 18, 2021

Mildred was our neighbor for many years. She was a very intellectual and friendly lady.
We always noticed how much she worked on her flowers, around their birdbath. The flowers were always a great addition to their lawn. She was always very pleasant and up to date on the issues of the day.
Rest in peace our friend and neighbor.

Sue & John Porter

Mary Putney

June 18, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss of Mildred. She just had such a friendly and kind way about her. Your family will be in my prayers.
Eileen Putney

Ramona & Andrew Kennedy

June 18, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Mildred's passing. What a sweet, sweet woman and neighbor. Thinking of Dick and family and sending prayers. Rest in Peace Mildred.

Donald Cutway-jr

June 18, 2021

Dick and family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. We have many memories of our kind and loving neighbors. The world will be a little colder with the loss of this gentle soul.