Mildred E. Dessent, age 86, of McHenry, peacefully passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at JourneyCare in Barrington, with family by her side. She was born February 23, 1931 in Chicago to Frank and Harriet (Szymkowski) Bejrowski. On August 21, 1949, Mildred was united in marriage with Robert Dessent in Chicago.
Family was always the focal point in Mildred’s life. She cherished activities which brought her family together, such as cheering on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at sporting events, school programs, and holiday gatherings, as well as planning and taking family vacations. Mildred loved to totally surprise family members at various locations, appearing quite unexpectedly at airports, proms, and even a ski chalet. She loved to keep the kids entertained – by serving as the entertainment itself. She will be remembered as a dear and fun-loving grandma with a huge heart who deeply touched the lives of everyone in her family.
Mildred is survived by three children, Christine Dessent, Carol (the late Stewart) Cohn, and Richard (Susie) Dessent; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren, with another on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Dessent Sr.; son, Robert Dessent Jr.; daughter, Cindy (Richard) McCarthy; and two sisters.
Private inurnment will be at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, McHenry. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.
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