Colleen E. Kajfasz

Born: Sat., Aug. 1, 1959
Died: Tue., Sep. 16, 2014


Visitation

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 20, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski


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Colleen E. Kajfasz, 55, of Toledo passed away on September 16, 2014.  She was born on August 1, 1959 to Ronald and Marilyn (Wygant) Duncan in Toledo.  Colleen was a graduate of Waite High School where she was Homecoming Queen in 1978.  She worked as a loan processor for the UTMC Credit Union for 26 years.  Colleen enjoyed bunco, gambling at the casino, golfing and shopping.  
    She was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Detroit Lions.  Colleen also enjoyed her cottage at  Barton Lake where she spent many hours sitting on the deck relaxing and enjoying the view.  She was always the life of the party known for being the jokester, entertaining all of her family and friends and was loved by everyone she met.   Colleen cherished the time she spent with her family especially her granddaughters who she adored.  
    Colleen was preceded in death by her parents.  She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 31 years, John Kajfasz; daughters Natalie Kajfasz, Rachel (Jason) McAllister and Anne Kajfasz; granddaughters Ainsley and Kadence; sister Peggy Duncan Hymore; brother Jeffrey Duncan; sister-in-law Pat (Joe) Balderas; brother-in-law Mike (Ella) Kajfasz; and by many nieces, nephews and friends.  
    Family and friends may visit on Friday from 2-8p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at  11:00a.m.   Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association.  

“My life’s been full, I savored much, good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.  Perhaps my time seemed all to brief.  Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.”

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Christine Kajfasz, Linda Benham and family
   Posted Wed September 17, 2014
John -- our condolences to you and your family. It was a shock when Annette called. we are truly sorry and hope you will remember the good times and the love you shared

Sandy Stahl
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
John & Girls,
My heart breaks for all of you, I wish there was something I could do or say to help with the pain you feel. Keep close to each other and cherish the memories. Colleen will be missed she was a wonderful person. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Sandy & Danny Stahl

Carol Drouillard
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
My dear friend Peggy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family and a big hug for you. Love ya

Craig Norton
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
I'd like to express my deepest sympathies to John, Natalie, Rachel & Annie. Colleen was a client of mine for years, and I always thought the very best of her. I'll miss her sweet smile, how she called everyone honey, and how her good mood brightened the room. She was always so proud of you girls, and kept me up to speed on the current events. Wishing you all peace & strength during these difficult times.
Best-
Craig Norton

Candace Webb (Candy Picolo)
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
Johnny and girls, I am so sorry to hear of such a great loss to your family. All the wonderful posts I have read about Colleen, I am very sorry that I did not have the opportunity to know her better. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts AND prayers everyday. Candace and Rick Webb

Andrea Jacobs
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
To Colleen's family, friends and her work family,
I am so at a loss for words. I am so going to miss her. Your family will be in my prayers.

Andrea Jacobs
UTMC

Angie (Vanco) Campbell
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
John & Girls,

I remember Colleen from back in the days at St. Charles. I also babysat for you on occasion! You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. She was such a charismatic person, one that you couldn't forget.

Angie

Jack Wise
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
John & Family, Colleen will be missed every day at the Credit Union but I'm sure that she will brighten Heaven with her passing.

Jack and Carol Appelhans
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
John and Family,

I know your all in a lot of pain...we wish we had the right words for all of you.......Our heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time....We will so miss Colleen's smiling face and humor.....Giving you lots of hugs, prayers and strength to your family....

Our deepest condolences,
Jack and Carol Appelhans

karen toth
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
I Sam so saddened to hear of Colleens passing. She was the person of the past you most like to run into to. Her smile is magical, her feelings genuine, and our memories so inspiring! We both knew we,were blessed to have shard a rage of life together. May she rest in peace and reunite with her loved ones!

karen toth
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
I Sam so saddened to hear of Colleens passing. She was the person of the past you most like to run into to. Her smile is magical, her feelings genuine, and our memories so inspiring! We both knew we,were blessed to have shard a stage of life together. May she rest in peace as she reunites with her loved ones!

David and Gail Mikolajczak
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
John and girls,

We were so shocked and saddened to hear about Colleen. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave & Gail

Rob and Tina Broadway
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
John and family. Tina and I are so sorry for your loss. What a great lady she was. May the Lord bless your family at this time. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.


Sharon and Don Roman
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
John, We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be such a comfort to you, as well as the memories you have made together. Celebrate Colleen's life and the years you shared!

Becky and Gary Bunn
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
Dear John and girls....

So very sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord bless you and watch over you until the time that you can reunite! She was a beautiful lady both inside and out! You are in thoughts and prayers.

Becky and Gary Bunn

Kim Eaton
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
John, Natalie, Rachel and Annie>>>>> My deepest condolences to your entire family. She was such a nice, funny and big hearted person and will be missed by many. Her catch phrase "how you doin' " will be remembered by all. My heart aches for you and I don't have any words to put you at ease except that now you all have a very special guardian angel watching over you at all times.

Karen Fisher
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
John and family, my heartfelt sympathy , thoughts , love and prayers are with you all !! God be with You All .

Mary Foley
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
Dearest John & girls,
I am so shocked to hear of your loss. May she rest in peace.
If there is anything I can do for you all, don't hesitant to ask.
Mary

Toni & Bob Howe (Toni Picolo)
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
Johnny & the girls. We wish to express our sympathy on the passing of Colleen. I have very wonderful memories of her. She was always so sweet and down to earth, with a great sense of humor. Will miss her greatly, sorry we did not visit more.

ROBERT HOWE
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Candace, Sydney .

From Uncle Chuck & Sally's three girls. Candace, Sydney, Toni and their families.


Julie Shufeldt
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
John , Natalie , Rachel and Annie ,

Our love and prayers are with you all at this time <3

Love,

The Shufeldts , Julie, Lesley and Jeff, Lyndsey and Stephen, Lydia and Jesse

Mable Jackson
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
John....So sorry to hear about Colleen....so very saddened and shocked at the same time. I will always remember her kind way...and her beautiful smile:) Keeping you and your girls in my prayers:) Hugs to all...Mable & Milan

Georgann Hollister
   Posted Thu September 18, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Colleen was a special lady. I remember her at all the softball games when the girls were young always smiling and laughing. Then years later she helped me greatly when I was buying my condo and was always there at UTFCU to answer my questions. She will be missed. God bless you all the Kajfasz family.

Mick and Darrah Nowak
   Posted Fri September 19, 2014
Colleen was one of a kind, one of the very best kind. Her passing leaves an unbearable loss but, so many wonderful treasured memories. May all of us who loved her especially John, Natalie, Rachael, Jason, Ainsley, Annie and Kadence hold those memories forever in our hearts and celebrate our tremendous good fortune that Colleen touched each of our lives in a remarkable way.
Much love,
Mick and Darrah Nowak

Judy Fegley
   Posted Fri September 19, 2014
Colleen was not only knowledgeable in her job, she was one of the nicest, most helpful individuals I've met. She helped me quite a bit when I bought my first home and I'll never forget her patience and kindness. My thoughts and prayers go to her family and also her co-workers. She will be missed.

LuAnn (Shrewsbery) Fox
   Posted Fri September 19, 2014
I am so saddened to hear the news of Colleen's passing. She was such a kind, genuine person. The thought of her brings a smile to my face just remembering her wonderful sense of humor. My deepest sympathy to the family at the loss of such a wonderful wife, mother, sister, daughter, etc. My heart goes out to all of you.

Gary and Dawn Blausey
   Posted Sat September 20, 2014
You have my deepest sympathy in the sudden and shocking loss of Colleen. She always had a smile, was professional at the Credit Union, yet personable and very nice to have a conversation with. This will leave her loving family with a gaping and empty hole. That tells what a kind and standout kind of person that she was. Please find comfort in that she was such a very special person. Blessings.....

Chris Bricker
   Posted Sat September 20, 2014
Rachel and Jason
My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Your Mom must have been very special to have raised a daughter like you. Descriptions of Colleen sound so very much like you too, Rachel. Again, so sorry to hear this news.

Patrick & Diana Siwa and family
   Posted Sat September 20, 2014
We were beyond speechless when Annette called us. I can't express enough how very sorry we are. Our hearts go out to you and the girls. I can only imagine how you must be feeling. Try to remember all the great times you shared and the beautiful daughters you have. Should you ever need anything, please get in touch. Again, our prayers for you and your family are being sent to aide in your time of grief.

Jeanne (Feeny) Bush
   Posted Sun September 21, 2014
John and family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you and your family be comforted by each other in the days to come as well as the wonderful memories I'm certain you share. God Bless, Jeanne (Feeny) Bush

Angie Dutridge
   Posted Sun September 21, 2014
Dear John and girls,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Growing up, Colleen was one of the neighborhood moms who helped take care of us crazy kids (we know it wasn't easy). I remember many memories of playing as a child at your house. She was another lady I could call mom growing up. She will be deeply missed! Thoughts and Prayers for your family!

Deb & Jim Leonard
   Posted Mon September 29, 2014
To the Kajfasz,
We are so sorry for your loss. We always looked forward to seeing & speaking with Colleen when we were in the office & she always had a great smile & friendly word for us. We were out of state when Colleen passed away & when her services took place. Once again we wish you the deepest sympathy and pray your memories will see you all thru this painful time. God bless you all.

Cyndie Sperry-Hil
   Posted Mon September 29, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of Colleens passing. Colleen and I went to Waite together and some years later we were neighbors on Ogden. I remember the days of Misty and Annie playing together, the time has gone by so fast. To Colleens husband and daughters, as well as Pat and Joe Balderas, may you all find peace and many laughs in your happy memories of Colleen. Peace be with you.


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