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Mildred "Millie" Batka

September 28, 1928 ~ December 9, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Mildred Batka Obituary

Mildred “Millie” Emily Batka, 95, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 9, 2023. Millie lived a full and active life from beginning to end and touched the lives of many people along the

She was born September 28, 1928 in Chicago, IL to James and Emily (Zitek) Chodora. She married Milan Edward Batka on October 9, 1949.

Surviving are her two daughters, Margaret “Peggy” (Richard) Creasy of Edelstein, IL and Melissa (William) Hendrickson of Fernandina Beach, FL; two granddaughters, Robyn (Andrew) Johnson
of Roscoe, IL and Shannon (Edward) Harcourt of Indianapolis, IN; and one great-grandson, Connor.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her two siblings, Blanche Mae (Joseph) Ruda and Alvin James (Irene) Chodora.

Following high school, Millie attended business school and worked as an accountant and bookkeeper. Later she also worked as a real estate agent.  Millie enjoyed gardening, and loved her rose garden in La Grange Park, IL. She also took pleasure in working alongside her daughters in their gardens, as well. For a short time Millie worked as a gardener at Brookfield Zoo, working with her team one weekend to plant 500 bulbs in the central garden plot. Subsequently she volunteered as a guide at the zoo. Millie also enjoyed her woodworking projects, being an active member of the Woodworking Club at her retirement community until 2020.

Roth Family Cremation Center in Viroqua, WI is handling cremation arrangements. No services or visitation will be held.  In remembrance of Millie’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to your favorite charity.

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