Shelby Shel Hladek

October 24, 1990February 8, 2011

The Hladek family is wanting to put a bench in Shelby's name at the Fountain Creek Regional Park and Nature center To Help with this please send donations to Pikes peak Community Foundation attention Dana Nordstrom at 245 Bear Creek Rd Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906 with Shelby Hladek bench in the memo section.

Shelby Jeanette Petrosino Hladek, 20 years old, born October 24,1990 in Pueblo, CO. Taken from us and received in the arms of Jesus on February 8, 2011. Shelby is survived by her parents, Stacy and James Hladek, and brother Jeffrey Hladek. As well as father Jimmy Hunsucker and brother Jacob Hunsucker, Great Grandma Norene Gardner, Grandparents Tony (Papa) and Ronna (Nana) Hladek, Grandparents Jackson and Sandy Hunsucker, Great Uncle Tony (Tosha) Petrosino, Korky (Max) Rose, Carol (Glenn) Gantenbein Aunts and Uncles Vicki (Paul) Phillips, Jeff (Candi) Hladek, Will (Shannon) Gray, Michael (Nancy) Gray, Terry (Richard) Petrosino, and Richard (Trish) Petrosino. As well as many cousins Brianne (Peter) Stroo, Dustin Gray, David Gray, Maddie Gray, Titus Gray, Colin Petrosino, Robyn Petrosino, Brittny Phillips, Brent Phillips, Jacque Alexander. and David Hladek. Second cousin Izzy Stroo. And many special family friends Ellis Family, Pascoe Family, Bertrand Family, Adams Family and her godmother Jani Manuel as well as many friends especially her "Bestie" James Miller, roommate Betheny Blakney, and Adam Nasif. Shelby was preceded in death by her Great Grandma Emmons, Great Grandma Hladek, Mema Petrosino, Great Grandpa Emmons, Grandparent Richard (Poppy) and Billie (Nanny) Petrosino, Great Grandma Gray, Grandpa Lewis (Bucky) Gray, Papap Petrosino, sister Kira Hunsucker, Great Grandpa Gardner, Great Grandpa Gray, Ninny and Bunny, Uncle John Hunsucker, and Popo and Momo Hunsucker. Shelby was a passionate follower of Christ who worked hard to conform her life to the leading of Christ and not the current of society. She loved her family deeply. She was a 2009 graduate from Fountain Fort Carson High School where she was active as a wrestling manager and student to her mentor Coach Chris James. She was pursuing a degree in Sport Physiology and hoped to become a physical therapist for a professional sports team. She was known as a beautiful daughter, a great sister and wonderful friend. Shelby had a wonderful passion for kids, including her work with Colorado Military Survivors. She did was a wonderful babysitter and got started doing so after being a mother's helper for her mentors April and Peter Wolfe.

In lieu of flowers or gifts please send donations to: Colorado Military Survivors 4130 Tejon St Ste A Denver, CO 80211.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shelby Shel Hladek

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March 13, 2011

Dear Stacy, Jim and Jeffrey,
Words cannot help the pain but we just wanted you to know we are thinking about you and have you all in our prayers and on our minds. Uor world is such a brighter, happier place because of you sweet, sweet Shelby! We won't ever forget those days at Eastside or PPCS that we shared together. What a wonderful blessing she was for us. How lucky we are that you shared her with us! It's sad we have to give her up to the Father, but she's rejoycing and dancing with all the angels! We love you and send our loving thoughts your way- Randy and Denise Jewell

Kristen Crum

March 5, 2011

Stacy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

vickie bernhart

February 17, 2011

to the parents and brother of shelby i am sorry for the lose of your daughter and your sister she will be missed but not forgotten at walmart

Jeffrey Hladek (brother)

February 15, 2011

The day I lost my sister was the worst day of my life. It's hard to imagine that on this day my sister would never meet my first girlfriend, be at my wedding, or become the aunt that was going to spoil my kids. As hard as it is to say and realize, she has left us, but received in the arms of Jesus. The many lives she impacted will never forget this day. One such life being mine.

Jeri Barela-Birge

February 15, 2011


So very sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you find solice in those around you. My sincere thoughts go out to you during this time and I hope you find peace in the days that come.

Blessings to you,
Jeri (Barela) Birge

Wendi Ingo

February 14, 2011

Shelby- You will be missed dearly!!! It was so neat to see and hear how many lives you touched in your short life here on earth. I so can see you dancing with our heavenly father. I love you and you will be missed!!!

Wendi Ingo

February 13, 2011

Shelby- We will miss you dearly!!! It was so neat to see and hear how many lifes you touched in the short 20 years here on earth. I so can see you dancing with our heavenly father. I love you and miss you. I can hardly wait untill the day we meet again. Love you!!!

Vicki Phillips

February 13, 2011

My beautiful strong-willed Shelby: you were like my second daughter and we will miss your smile and laughter. Uncle Paul will miss singing "shelba ballerina rina rina.." Your faith,your love and your compassion have all made us better people, and I hope to live my life more like you. All my love, Aunt Vicki

Tracy Sheldon

February 12, 2011

Dear James, Stacy and Jeffrey,
We remember Shelby as a happy, energetic young girl. We are so sorry for your loss of your happy, energetic young woman. Amanda sends her love from Germany and remembers Shelby as one of her best friends when they were little. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Michelle Brown

February 12, 2011

Shelby, I remember you as a beautiful baby, beautiful little girl and then as a beautiful young lady. I have some wonderful memories of you as a baby and your mom that I will never forget! When Chris and I came to visit in 1995 and got to keep you, YOU were the reason Chris and I wanted to have a child and we wanted a girl and hoped that she would be like you! You were a great daughter and a great sister!! Your family was so proud of you and so was I! You lived a Christian life that was seen by so many and I know that I will see you again in Heaven!! Until then Love you Shel!!! You will and already are missed greatly!!! Love, Michelle