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Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home & Cemetery

11333 South Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL

OBITUARY

Donna M. Hedrick

August 14, 1956January 4, 2020
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Donna M. Hedrick, nee Mozdzeniak, 63, beloved wife of the late Henry, devoted mother of Barbara (Bryan Migalla) Ledcke Migalla, Marcy (Wally) Brown and Kristie (the late Michael) Meloy; proud grandmother of Dennis Jr. (Jamie) Ledcke, Derek (Tracy) Ledcke, Donny (Vicki) Ledcke, Dustin Ledcke, Kevin Makowan, Nicole (Scott) Ginder, Haley Brown, Jonathan, Logan, Mikey and Aubrey Meloy; great-grandmother of Breana, Blake, Kelton, Tyler and Isaac; loving sister of Edward Mozdzeniak. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephew.

Donna was a loving, kind, and generous soul. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Donna was a wonderful cook and party planner. She loved to shop and prepare her “Fun Gift” to give to family at Christmas time. She enjoyed playing instant lottery tickets and visiting the casino. Donna enjoyed watching the Food Network, Days of Our Lives, and Dancing with The Stars. Donna was a Retired Deputy Sergeant in Court Services Training at the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. She was a dedicated Instructor who absolutely LOVED her job. She was known to be the Queen of Teaching. She felt immense pride seeing her students succeed. Donna was diagnosed with ALS and lost her ability to speak due to this devastating disease. She put up a good fight despite the negative impact this disease had on her. The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter made a beautiful impact on her life. They provided her the needed resources and support to obtain quality of life.

In lieu of flowers, family has asked you please donate to the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter in her name: webchicago.alsa.org/site/PageNavigator/CHI_7_giftsintribute.html.

Funeral Saturday, 9:15 AM from Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home, 11333 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn, IL to St. Terrence Church. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Info. 708-636-1200 or www.chapelhillgardenssouth.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Prayers at Funeral Home Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 11, 2020

Memories

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Mary Casciaro

January 8, 2020

Donna, RIP sweet angel of God. You were one of the kindest sweetest people of all time. You were a caring instructor. You will be missed by sooo many. You made such an impact on so many people. Prayers for you up in heaven and for your family.🙏🏻💔😢

Josephine Stokes Carter

January 8, 2020

May God Rest your Soul, Donna you were a great person to work with and you always had a smile on your face no matter the Circumstance. Thank you for your kind words of Wisdom, Job Well Done Now Rest In Peace and continue to Shine down on us. 😇.
(98-2)

Debra Woods

January 8, 2020

God bless Donna.
She was a wonderful kind caring woman. She was absolutely wonderful to work with. She will be missed by many especially me. Rest in peace

Belinda Jones

January 7, 2020

My heartfelt condolences goes out to the entire family. Sgt Hedrick was a great instructor when I was scheduled for in service. She was always respectful and helpful as a instructor while attending classes. So sorry for your loss. R.I.P Sgt. Hedric .... D/S Jones

Linda Maatman

January 7, 2020

R.I.P. Sergeant. You were one of the best.
You will be missed.
I learned so much from you.
Prayers for the family.
Retired Deputy,
Linda Maatman

Joy Bradshaw

January 7, 2020

She was such a special lady. She was an extremely helpful Sargent. She loved her family and talked fondly about her husband and strongly encouraged us to take care of our health. R.I.P. Sarge, you will definitely be missed!!

Peter Kennedy

January 7, 2020

This was the nicest lady I ever met , you can tell the minute you met her there wasn’t one mean bone in her body . I looked forward every year to seeing her in the academy tell her stories God Bless Donna you will be missed

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