Mildred Dreffein, nee Melichar

Mildred Dreffein, nee Melichar, age 93, of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of the late Walter Dreffein, dear mother of Thomas (Deborah) Dreffein and Susan (Daryl) Frank; preceded by one brother Joseph Melichar; devoted friend of Robert Hankett; loving grandmother of Wendy (Robert) Garrett, Amy (Jacob) Nichols and Ryan Kurth; cherished great grandmother of Taylor, Trent, Kylee, Emma and Eliza. Long time La Grange Park resident and retired employee of Allied VanLines. She enjoyed baking, playing cards, cheering for the Cubbies and spending time with friends. Memorial Service Saturday, February 2, 2013, 2 P.M. at First Congregational Church of La Grange, 100 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. Private Interment at Bohemian National Cemetery. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL., 60513. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Amy Nichols condolence:

    93 years filled with adventures and happiness is more than anyone could ever hope for. Praying for my father, Aunt Sue, cousin Ryan, and my sister Wendy as we remember one heck of a lady!

  2. Ryan Walter Kurth condolence:

    Thank you, Grandma, for always being a bright light for us all. One heck of a lady is right, Amy! It is truly a blessing that we all have someone with so much love to give in our lives. With a humble heart and pure intentions, I cannot think of a better role model than Grandma Dreffein. Peace be with you always

  3. Tom Sedlacek condolence:

    With fond memories of Walter, my condolences to Tom and the entire Dreffein Family.

  4. James N. Anderson condolence:

    To Tom and Family,

    Our sincerest condolences.

    Deb and Jim Anderson
    LaGrange Park

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