Mitsue “Mitzi” Ohsawa
February 23, 1929 – March 13, 2021
Mitsue “Mitzi” Ohsawa, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 13 at Kimochi Care Home in San Mateo, Calif. A longtime resident of Laguna Niguel, Mitsue spent the last five years of life at Kimochi to be near her daughter. She is survived by son, Michael (Yuko); daughter, Hitomi Ann (Steven Stocker); cherished granddaughter, Kayla Kazumi Stocker; siblings Kiyoshi (Chizuru) Imai, Hitoshi (Takeko) Imai and Masae Takeshige; niece and nephew Sharon and Craig Takeshige, who were like children to her, along with other loving relatives. In spite of a severe injury 12 years earlier, Mitsue showed great spirit through a grueling rehabilitation to spend her remaining years with her children and Kayla. She lived a long, full life and was much loved. Predeceased by her husband, Kazuo in 1999, the family takes comfort in knowing that they have been reunited again in Nirvana. Private interment ceremony at Rose Hills Memorial Park.