Kaul Funeral Home

35201 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township, MI


Shirley Krajsek

August 20, 1939September 2, 2019

Shirley Alice Krajsek, age 80, passed away September 2, 2019. She was born August 20, 1939 in Sarnia, Ontario to the late John & Anna Terpstra. She was a strong advocate and proud employee of Clintondale Community schools for 35 years. Shirley was a member of New Life Baptist Church, where her strong faith helped her in her journey through life. She lived by 2 Corinthians 5:7 Walk by faith not by sight. Shirley touched many people’s lives, always taking time to form a connection with people and help anyone in need. In her retirement she began to live life for herself, enjoying a daily visit to the Mt. Clemens Bakery and exploring the world with travel. Shirley always put her family first, they were her world. She was loved and respected by many and will be greatly missed. Shirley is survived by her children, Stephanie (Thomas) Krycian, Tressa (Keith) Pettit, John (Patricia) Krajsek, Sherry (Keith) Nightingale; 11 grandchildren, Chantel, Kelsey, Haleigh, Bailey, Daisy, Brady, Ryan, Kyle, Brad, Austin, Maddie; 1 great-granddaughter on the way, Mckinnley; her siblings, Doreen (Henry) Kohn, Bill (Janice) Anderson; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation for Shirley will be held Thursday, September 5, from 2-8pm at Kaul Funeral Home. Visitation on Friday, September 6, from 9:00am until a Funeral Service at 11:00 am at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, MI 48035. Entombment will be at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, Clinton Township. Memorial donations can be made to New Life Baptist Church.


  • the late John & Anna Terpstra, Parents
  • Stephanie (Thomas) Krycian, Daughter
  • Tressa (Keith) Pettit, Daughter
  • John (Patricia) Krajsek, Son
  • Sherry (Keith) Nightingale, Daughter
  • Chantel, Kelsey, Haleigh, Bailey, Daisy, Brady, Ryan, Kyle, Brad, Austin, & Maddie, Grandchildren
  • Doreen (Henry) Kohn, Sister
  • Bill (Janice) Anderson, Brother
  • Also survived by One Great Granddaughter on the way, Mckinnley, many Nieces & Nephews

  • New Life Baptist Church


  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, September 6, 2019


Shirley Krajsek

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Joyce Hanson

September 5, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the Krajsek family. Your Mom/ Grandma was a terrific person who loved her family more than anything. She worked long hard hours just so she could give you your hearts desires. I was hoping to see her at the Clintondales Retirees luncheon this fall. I will miss her . She will truly be missed by all who has had the privilege of knowing her.
May God watch over you all.
Joyce Hanson

Flo Hayman

September 4, 2019

Shirley was a very special person. I was blessed to have her as a friend.
I can still see her on her hands and knees, checking the tile and baseboard in CHS, paid for with a mileage she worked to pass.

albert shamaly

September 4, 2019

Shirley was my supervisors at Clintondale schools, she was always upbeat ,happy and the best boss ever. My prayers for the family who will miss her dearly.

Rev. Albert. Shamaly

Gwen Smith

September 4, 2019

Tressa, my condolences to you and your entire family, she was a wonderful, strong person that cared about everyone and would do anything for anyone. R.I.P. Shirley you will be missed

Shirley Decaluwe

September 4, 2019

I've been following Shirley's health on Facebook and was so sorry to hear of her passing. After all the years of hard work and valiant fight, she certainly deserves to rest in peace. She will be missed by many but not forgotten.

LInda Cordell

September 3, 2019

Shirley was a very hard worker and raised 4 beautiful children that I know she is very proud of. I enjoyed working with her at Clintodale and being her neighbor. Even when we moved away and we happen to be in the neighborhood and would see her sitting on the porch we would stop and talk for a few minutes. She always seemed happy even battling her being sick. One strong woman. You will be missed by many and I will never forget you. RIP.

Lynn Martin

September 3, 2019

Shirley & I have been friends for almost 25 years. We belonged to the same church - New Life Baptist of Fraser. Shirley had so much faith in God. She was the strongest person I ever knew. I will miss on Monday talks & visits. My heart is sadden but am so glad she is not suffering anymore. Goodbye, my friend, until we meet again in heaven. I send prayers to the family. She was so blessed with a wonderful caring family. God bless you all.

Rose Mueller

September 3, 2019

My heart goes out to the Family of Shirley she was a beautiful person inside and out I loved her she was my mentor when I worked at. Clintondale my boss a true friend she touched so many lives had so many friends my sympathies to Tressa, Sherry, John, and Stephane Your mom was a great person .

Gloria Bishop

September 3, 2019

Shirley was an outstanding person, who was always available to help.
We still have a chess set she made many years ago.
May her family have tears of great memories with her.
God bless!

Lou Moss

September 3, 2019

Shirley was one of the strongest women I've ever known. She loved the Lord and lived her life always moving forward...for the good of others. She will be missed. Love to the entire family. The photo shows the last Clintondale retiree luncheon that Shirley attended.