Published in The Times-Picayune from September 23 to September 25, 2013
PROSKE Mildred M. Proske was born in Baltimore, MD on August 29,
1917 and passed away on September 22, 2013 at Woldenberg Village where
she had been a resident for the last several years.
She was the daughter of the late Herman Otto Proske and Regina
Waldmann Proske who became naturalized U.S. citizens from Germany.
Mildred attended Central High School in Washington, DC and University
of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.
She moved to New Orleans, LA to obtain her MSW (Masters of Social
Work) from Tulane University. Afterwards, she worked for Family Services
for over 30 years.
She and Alma Smith, a fellow social worker, bought a home together on the
Westbank where they lived for over 50 years. The two of them vacationed
regularly in Sanibel Island in Florida. They also regularly took tours in the
U.S. and abroad with their friends.
A private graveside service was held at Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna,
A memorial celebration of Mildred's life will be held at Woldenberg Village
at a later date.
Mothe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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