Donald W. Mudra

Donald Mudra

Flag SMDonald W. Mudra, age 85, Air Force Veteran of LaGrange Park. Retired Police Sergeant of Westerns Springs. Beloved husband of 64 years to Mary Ann Mudra, nee Pardus; loving father of Julie (David) Denson and Robert (Kristine) Mudra; devoted grandfather of Alexandria (Christopher) Wiley, Kyle Mudra, Molly (John) Harris, Karli Mudra and Olivia Denson; proud great grandfather of Zoey and Allie Harris; brother of the late Marjorie (the late Warren) Zeiss; brother in law of Margaret (James) Hook and Frank Pardus; “grandpaw” of Annie, Murray, Glenn, Floyd, Reggie, Penny, Dudley and Heidi.

Donald will Lie in State on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 9 A.M. to time of Mass 11 A.M. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4370 Woodland Ave., Western Springs.
Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park.

Memorials appreciated to All Saints Episcopal Church, 4370 Woodland Ave., Western Springs, IL 60558 or the Hinsdale Humane Society, Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL 60521

Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513 Information 708-485-2000 or

For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please click on the link below and you can leave the family a message. If you wish to send a Sympathy Card to the Family, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, c/o the Donald Mudra. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

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  1. Tammi Albrecht condolence:

    Mary Ann and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I worked with Don for many years at Western Springs. He was a great man to work with, and he will be missed.

    With Sympathy,
    Tammi (Gaynor) Albrecht

  2. Tracy Connelly condolence:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

  3. Genevieve Rosenberg condolence:

    Dear Julie and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the wonderful memories you shared with your dad comfort you at this difficult time. Wishing you comfort.

    Sincerest sympathy,

  4. Karen White condolence:

    I am thinking of you and your entire family. This is one of the most difficult things you can experience. Hugs and love!

    Karen White
    Worcester, MA.

  5. Kathleen Evans condolence:

    Growing up as friends with Julie, I have many fond memories of Don through the years. I enjoyed his quick-witted humor and admired his deep love of family. I can only imagine how difficult this loss is. I am sending light and love to the extended Mudra family as you grieve.
    With Sympathy,
    Kathleen Evans
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica

  6. Roger & Patti Cardoni condolence:

    Mary Ann and family. We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Don. He was a good guy to be around for he had a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed.
    Roger & Patti

  7. Bruno & Barb Kalan condolence:

    Dear Mary Ann and family.
    Bruno has lots of memories of his days at Western Springs P.D. and working with Don and both of us look back on the times we shared. It’s sad when those we love die. The many memories each of us have makes the grief bearable. Hang on to those memories as you look back on his long life and many friends.
    Sorry we are unable to come to Illinois for his services. We’ll be thinking of you.

  8. Richard & Barbara Kotlar condolence:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You have our deepest condolences.

  9. Kathy Kosch condolence:

    Dear Mary Ann, Julie, & family,

    Deepest condolences on the loss of Don. May the wonderful memories you made bring comfort to you every day.

    With sympathy,
    Kathy Kosch

  10. Kelli Quinn condolence:

    Mary ann –
    Please accept my most deepest condolences. In this past year I have missed you guys so much and you have been thought of many times.
    How I miss our breakfast
    When I look back I laugh I was so intimidated by his bold personality what what an honor to get to know you both better throughout the years.
    I will keep you and your family close in prayer,may the good Lord so you guys grace and mercy.
    Love Kelli

  11. Lucy Evans condolence:

    So sorry to hear of Don’s death. My deepest condolence to the entire Mudra Family May he rest in peace!
    With Sympathy
    Lucy Evans

  12. Lori Flanagan condolence:

    Growing up with Julie, I have so many wonderful memories of the entire Mudra Family! Don and Babs always made us feel like we were family and I will cherish the wonderful memories. I’ll remember Don always with a big smile and a great sense of humor, who was so proud of his family! Sendings lots of prayers and love to the entire Mudra Family!
    Love and God Bless,
    Lori Flanagan

  13. Debi Holous Owen condolence:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Mudra. He worked with my dad in Western Springs police department. My condolences to you and the family. Rest in peace Mr. Mudra.

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