Mildred Fleischman celebrates 100th birthday with distinguished citizen proclamation

Surrounded by a room full of friends and loved ones, many of whom had flown in from states far away, Mildred Fleischman celebrated her 100th birthday in style with a party and champagne toast at Nazareth Home’s Clifton Campus. Special guest 9th District Metro Councilman Bill Hollander was in attendance to present Mildred with a proclamation naming her as a distinguished Louisville citizen.

Mildred Fleischman was born on September 7, 1922, in Willow Springs, Il., and grew up in Bedford Park, Il. She was the youngest of six siblings, five sisters and one brother. She graduated from Argo High School, and like her older siblings, she became employed by Corn Products in Argo, where she worked in the analytical lab for 23 years. 

After her first husband passed away, she met Roy Fleischman through sports car racing and became a sports car driver herself. They were married in 1963 and moved to Louisville, Ky., shortly after he bought B-Line Cab Company. Mildred volunteered countless hours throughout her life and later worked for the VA Hospital in the histology lab and retired in 1997. 

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