Colleen Charity Krajcik
December 8, 1946 - March 29, 2021
Krause Funeral Home
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Krause Funeral Home Brookfield
21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072
Monday 4/5, 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Krause Funeral Home Brookfield
21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072
Monday 4/5, 6:00 pm

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate

monetary donations to Clarke Street School or

school supplies and new/gently used children’s books for classrooms.

(Nee Shanahan) Passed away on March 29, 2021 at the age of 74. She was born December 8, 1946 in Milwaukee, WI to John and June (Sauer) Shanahan.   She married the love of her life, Ron Krajcik, on May 11, 1968. She was a loving and devoted mom to Nick and Michele (nee McDonald), Tanya…

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Mary Koss left a message on April 9, 2021:
Wanted to speak at the funeral but couldn't. Colleen said she was inspired by my mother (her aunt) to take in foster babies. I, in turn, was inspired by Colleen to go to college and become a teacher. She earned her degree, and a masters while working and taking care of five children. Ron, I know you were a huge part of making that happen. She was my mentor, the person who always knew the best way to handle children that had difficulties. I will always be grateful to have had her in my life.
Judy Ortiz left a message on April 7, 2021:
Such a be beautiful service. Thank you so much for allowing us to see it via video. All my hugs to your family. Colleen was such a special person I am great full to have her in my life for the past 70 plus years.
Jenny Hoffer-Johnson left a message on April 5, 2021:
I had the pleasure of working with Colleen at Clarke Street School for many years. She was passionate about teaching and was one of the best educators I have ever known. She will be missed.
Tere Valent left a message on April 5, 2021:
Sincerest condolences to the entire Krajcik family. Some of my fondest memories include time spent with Colleen who was a colleague and friend for many years at Sherman Park Preschool, St. Catherine’s and at MPS. Colleen and I did trainings for MPS, sharing our passion for helping teachers support children’s learning. She was an extraordinarily bright, kind, wise and beautiful soul who was devoted to her family and all children. As time passes, may you find comfort in your many memories of her. May she rest In peace.
andrew m rajec left a message on April 4, 2021:
Ron and I along with five guys attended school or were in CYO at St Stephen Parish on 51 Blvd in the mid 50's. As time went by the guys got married and included the wives and new friends into the group. They all were married for life. I remember when Ron met Colleen. He was smitten not only by her good looks but also by her wit and spunk. They made a perfect couple. They loved children and in addition to their own kids opened their hearts to foster kids and Colleen also loved the kids she taught at Clarke St School. The many changes and responsibilities of life occur but we remain close in spirit. We lost Bill then recently Dick and now Colleen. We believe through our Christian Faith that they are in Eternity with Our Lord. Our deepest condolences to you Ron and your entire family. Love always. Idka and Andy Rajec
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Lee Allen left a message on April 4, 2021:
I’m so sorry about the death of Colleen. She was such s kind, inspirational person. I supervised UWM student teachers in her classroom. She was a wonderful cooperating teacher. She mentored the student teachers in a passionate way. She showed them how precious children were and how important it was to make connections with their families. I admired her greatly and was always in awe of her dedication to the profession. We have certainly lost a champion for children.
Clem Allen left a message on April 3, 2021:
I will sadden to hear that Colleen passed away. It was a pleasure working with her for many years at Clarke street school. Colleen showed her love many different ways to her students. Colleen will be missed. My prayers are with the family.
Karen Koch-Hodgert left a message on April 3, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers to Colleen’s Family. I have such wonderful memories of our time at Sherman Park Preschool. She was a very special lady!
Joan Terry left a message on April 1, 2021:
There are not enough words to describe my sister, Colleen. The first one that comes to mind is nurturing. She was my “second Mom” during my childhood and when I became a mother, she was my trusted advisor and my support. Her love for her family, her energy and her love for her community carried her through whatever the world put in her path. She was not just a teacher in school , but also a teacher in life. My heart and my prayers are with her children and with Ron Please remember that she is never far away. The lessons we learned and the things that we shared live on in all of us.
Michelle Mullen left a message on April 1, 2021:
Dear Tanya, Thinking of you all during this difficult time and sending love your way. What an amazing mom. Love, Michelle
Ali Hatab left a message on April 1, 2021:
I had the great fortune of working with Colleen at Clarke Street School from 1998-2002 and found her to be humble, passionate, calm and supportive of her students, parents and colleagues. I always found refuge in her classroom because of her teaching and the great environment she has created over the years. Job well done. RIP Colleen!!
Tim Shanahan left a message on April 1, 2021:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will turn the pages of the memories that Collen left us many times. She was a positive influence in my childhood. She will be missed.
Krause Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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