Dorothy A. Dropka, nee Pagrozinski

Dorothy Dropka

Dorothy A. Dropka, nee Pagrozinski, age 97 of North Riverside passed into eternal peace and rest on April 16, 2022. Dorothy was born on July 19, 1924 in Cicero, Illinois where she resided as part of a large Polish Family until 1955. She was the beloved wife of the late Chester “Bud” Dropka; loving mother of the late Carl (Milissa) Dropka, devoted grandmother of Michael (Christiana) Dropka; proud great grandmother (Bomma) of Kamila Dropka; Dorothy’s siblings Rose (Casimer) Fabianski, Walter (Clara) Page and Irene (John) Lampe have all predeceased her. However due to these unions, she was also a loving great aunt and great-great aunt to many special nieces and nephews. Surviving and especially close to, Marilyn (Frank) Janutka, Arlene Page, Paula (Walter) Doszak and Tom (Debra) Lampe. Dorothy loved spending time with family and friends, enjoying many Polish customs and foods.

Visitation Friday, April 22, 2022 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral 9:30 A.M. to Mater Christi Church, 2431 S. 10th Avenue, North Riverside, IL 60546. Mass 10 A.M.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name can be made to Catholic Charities (Adoption Service Help), 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago IL 60654.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Jeri Basek condolence:

    Missy and Michael

    My deepest condolences to you and your families on the passing of Dorothy. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. She will be missed.

  2. Liz (Fabianski) Handzel condolence:

    Dear Missy & Michael, I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Dorothy’s passing. A few years ago, I had the pleasure of taking my dad to her house to visit. We spent the afternoon talking about family. I enjoyed listening to her stories of growing up with my dad and Auntie Flo. I imagine she is happy to be reunited with Uncle Bud, and Carl. I am thinking of you and your family and share in your sadness. I know you will miss her greatly. Much love, Liz

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