Martha “Mitzie” Rose Walsh, or Mitzie (as she was known to all of her friends & family) died January 11, 2024. at Garden View Care Center in Chesterfield, Mo. following a 9-year residence at Gambrill Gardens retirement center in Ellisville, Mo. Mitzie was born in St. Louis on October 3, 1932, and spent her whole life in the area. She attended Beaumont High School and Washington University School of Fine Arts where she distinguished herself in fashion design. Upon graduation, she had numerous offers from clothing manufacturers in the garment district in New York City but chose to remain in St. Louis to be near friends and family.
Mitzie worked at many establishments throughout her 60-year career including Stix, Baer & Fuller, Famous Barr, Montaldo's, Plaza Frontenac, Northwest Plaza, Jamestown Mall, West County Mall, Nieman Marcus, Schnuck's, and Panera Bread, to name a few. She was an excellent cook, amazing seamstress and clothing designer, and was a kind and generous friend to all who knew her. She loved her children, her grandkids, and her great-grandchildren. She doted on her dogs Monique, Brigette, and Jesse. She enjoyed the finer things and being part of the social life, going to the movies and theater, dining out, art, animals, and gatherings with her friends.
Mitzie is preceded in death by her parents George Wilhelm Dreckshage and Sibyl Lou (Sanders) Dreckshage, and brothers George Gerald Dreckshage and John Dreckshage. She is survived by her children Monica Lee (Spaedy) Knudtson and John Christopher Spaedy, brother Uri Sanders Dreckshage, grandchildren Melinda Lee Knudtson, Adam Phillip Knudtson, and Jeremy Michael Knudtson, and great-grandchildren Aubrey Rose Obermark, Lena Aria Knudtson and Trystan Benjamin Dunn.
She will be missed by all who knew her and by those whose lives she touched. Cremation and memorial service will be at Baue Funeral Home & Memorial Center at 3950 West Clay in Cave Springs, Mo. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mitzie's memory to the Humane Society