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Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center

1199 NE 36th Street, Pompano Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Shirley Stefanik

October 30, 1931January 21, 2020
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Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles. (Isaiah 40:31)

Shirley Edna Doy Stefanik born October 30, 1931, passed away peacefully in her home on January 21, 2020 surrounded by loving family, friends, and prayer.

Many words can describe Shirley: generous, warm, kind, gentle, loving, and full of faith... Although she will be remembered most as Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Friend, and Matriarch.

Growing up, Shirley and her younger sister, Lois, would sneak down to the Church hand in hand, like sisters only could. On the same streets that the sun glistened off their blue and red bikes, when snow fell, they would cuddle up together in there hand-made igloos.

As dancing began to grow in the heart of Shirley, so did a young man by the name of Robert Stanley Stefanik (deceased 2009). Shirley and Bob found each other at a young age. Together they danced their way into love, holding hands walking through Riverside Park, and always smiling at each other. Life was ahead of them as they created their special song, "What a Wonderful World!"

Shirley and Bob were inseparable from hard days at their company, Florida Eagle, to making meals for the family overlooking Granite Lake, and making sure family always had a roof to call home. They always had an extra place at the table for someone who needed the warmth of family or needed a family dinner.

Shirley had such a bright light in her soul for life and family. Holidays seemed to always make her smile beam the brightest. Her smile grew as she watched her children, Mike, Lori, and Rick bring their families to the table, and year by year a leaf was added.

It was love and family that drove Shirley to be the constant, the heart and soul, and the great woman behind the great man. Shirley will be missed and loved by every person that her soul has touched and loved.

God will never find a woman more full of grace! Shirley leaves behind her:

Sister – Lois Doy Setterberg Children – Michael Robert Stefanik (deceased 2015), Lori Stefanik Kane, and Richard Stefanik.

Grandchildren – Robert Warren Stefanik, Michael Robert Kane & Wife Brittney Kane, Blair Watkins & Wife Katie Watkins, Rachel Stefanik (deceased 2018), and Jake Stefanik.

Great Grandchildren – Ryan Kane, Bradley Kane, Emily Kane, Connor Watkins, Elliot Watkins, Hayden Watkins, Novah Watkins, Gil Watkins, and Blaise Watkins.

The Florida Eagle Family, Jayme Stefanik, Miream Sierra, Frank Littlejohn, and others that always called her Mom!

VIEWING 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE 5:00 PM

Kraeer Funeral Home 1199 East Sample Road Pompano Beach, Florida Pastor Ken Kerrigan, Minister

Please visit the website for Kraeer Funeral Home (Pompano Beach, Florida), www.dignitymemorial.com, to view photos celebrating Shirley’s life. You may also share your memories and thoughts when signing the online Guest Book.

  • FAMILY

  • Lori Kane, Daughter
  • Richard Stefanik, Son
  • Lois Setterberg, Sister
  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Disease Research
  • Calvary Chapel

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Services Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Reception Friday, January 24, 2020

Memories

Shirley Stefanik

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April Huot

February 6, 2020

That was a beautiful tribute for a beautiful woman, inside and out.
Rest in Peace Shirley.

Jayme Stefanik

January 22, 2020

Shirley was an amazing woman.. She was my Mother in law.. She welcomed me into her heart and family right from the beginning... So loving, kindhearted, giving and generous. She loved me and my 3 children without reservation... Blair, Rachel, and Jake, always there for us, and encouraging us, supporting us ....We will always be greatful for having been blessed with her being apart of our lives... We will miss her so very much..💔

Sarah Noble,Manager/Funeral Director

January 22, 2020

We the Staff of Kraeer Sample Road Funeral Home would like to extend our most deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your loved one. “Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal but love leaves memories that no one can steal.”

Joseph Wozniak

January 22, 2020

My fondest memories are at Christmas or New Year with the Stefanik family. We bounced from house to house. One Christmas 50 years ago, when I was 6, Bob and Shirley gave me a Big Job dump truck. I can remember playing for hours with it. If someone like Shirley enters your life, you are a blessed individual. She will be missed by everyone she touched but never forgotten. Shirley was and will always be in my heart.

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