Mildred “Millie” M. Slezak, nee Hurt

Mildred “Millie” M. Slezak, nee Hurt, age 91, of Brookfield, formerly Berwyn and Westchester. Beloved wife of the late Charles Slezak; fond mother of Diane (Dana) Slezak – Havranek and Charlene (Jim Nosek) Slezak; dear grandmother of Carly Havranek. She and Charlie owned Manor Hardware in Cicero for 20 Years, she was a long time aide to Judy Baar Topinka and active in Cicero Rotary, Berwyn Cicero Council on Aging (Now Solutions for Care), Cicero Boys Club, Sequin RCA and others. Visitation Friday, April 7, 2017 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Saturday 11 A.M. Entombment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to AgeOptions, 1048 Lake Street, Ste 300, Oak Park, IL 60301; SamaraCare, 1819 Bay Scott Circle, Ste 109, Naperville, IL 60540 and Sequin RCA, 6223 Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL. 60402. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Molly condolence:

    Dear Char, When I shared with Tom that your mom had passed, he commented that this might be the time to take things slowly and allow yourself the opportunity to embrace your memories of your mother and keep them close. We both send you our deep wish that you will find comfort in knowing your mom lived a full, productive and a life of value. With deep affection for you, Molly

  2. Karen Stam condolence:

    I will be thinking of you all at this sad time.

  3. Kym Frankovelgia condolence:

    She was a sweet, sweet lady and I throughly enjoyed singing for her at Cantada for the past several years. She was always smiling and happy to see me. I will miss her.

  4. Susan Graim condolence:

    As we became spouses, parents and active citizens ourselves, Millie was our role model for supporting family and community. She was always an important presence at birthday and holiday gatherings. We will miss her kind heart and generous spirit.

  5. Nancy Kratz condolence:

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mother. My prayers and with you and your family.


  6. Tramaine Martin condolence:

    To Diane and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for peace and comfort to surround your family at this time. Always hold the loving memories close to your heart.

  7. Stefanie West condolence:

    To the family I enjoyed being apart of Millie life so glad I had the time I had with her my prayers are with you all Millie will truly be missed by me

  8. Audrey Klopp condolence:

    Dear Diane and family…
    Sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. I hope you can find some comfort in her long and full life. She must have been very proud of you and all that you’ve accomplished. No one could ask for more.

  9. Patty Black condolence:

    Dear Diane,
    I am so sorry for your loss! Please accept my condolence! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
    Love, Patty

  10. Kirsten Peachey condolence:

    Dear Diane and Char,
    So sorry to hear about your mother’s death. She sounds like a really special woman. I know you’ll miss her. You journeyed well with her. Take good care in these days of loss and adjustment. Fondly…Kirsten

  11. Leila war condolence:

    May you find some peace as you remember your mother and the good times you shared together . I will be in prayer for you and your family as you experience this time of loss. God bless you , today and always.

  12. Terri Gendel condolence:

    Diane – Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

  13. Michael Sheehan condolence:

    To the Slezak Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers to family during this most difficult of times. I always enjoyed talking with Charlie and Millie at various gatherings throughout the years. She was a lovely person and will be missed. Rest In Peace Millie.

  14. Dorothy Allen condolence:

    I have so many great memories with your Mom! She was always my roommate on our many cruises and we always had great times together. She was family to me and I loved her very much! I cherish all the memories and will truly miss her so very much! Praying for all the family during this very sad time . Love all of you!

    Dorothy Allen

  15. Barbara Rocha condolence:

    Char and family,
    Sending love and light to all of you and to your mom for a peaceful transition onto her next journey.
    Barb, Dan, Renee and Daniel

  16. Carla Vigilante condolence:

    Diane, I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.


  17. Sheila Ryan-Henry condolence:

    To Millie’s family:
    My heartfelt condolences to each of you! My memories of Millie are many – hers and Charlie’s support of my agency, SRCA; her invitation of me into the Cicero Rotary; and, her laugh and big heart!!
    May the good memories soon replace the sadness you now feel………….

  18. Sue Novak condolence:

    Diane and Charlene and Family

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    I have great memories of both your Mom and Dad (my GodParents)I enjoyed as a child going to the Manor Hardware store for things my Dad needed and visit with them.
    With Love, Sue Novak

  19. Irene Frye condolence:

    My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope that many fond memories of your mom will bring you comfort in the days ahead.

  20. Scottie Heelan condolence:

    Diane, All I can say is that your Mom was amazing, I still can see her doing the Polka every chance she could, on one of the cruises she was doing the Polka with one of the Stewards and everyone stopped to watch, she always had the biggest smile at all times. We are all left with beautiful memories, Rest In Peace my Friend

  21. Mary O'Donnell condolence:

    Dear Diane,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother sounds like an amazing woman. What a legacy she leaves behind. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    -Mary O’Donnell

  22. Jennifer Levitt condolence:

    So sorry for your loss, Diane. Wishing you and your family peace and comfort during this time.

  23. Nicole Capone condolence:

    I see where your motivation to help people and join committees came from! Your strong heart and generous motivation towards others is undeniable. Sounds like you got that from your mom. I know she is proud of you! Hope you and the family are hanging in there, see you soon. Nicole

  24. Judie Fox condolence:

    Diane…. So sorry for your loss… your Mom was so special…I just learned about her passing today and wanted you to know how much she meant to me. Hope you are doing well. lol Judie

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