Barbara Ann Strazzinski

Sept. 26, 1943 - Feb. 12, 2009

Barbara Ann (nee DeHahn Strazzinski, 65, passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, with her family and her friends by her side. She was a lifelong resident of Racine, born on Sept. 26, 1943, the daughter of Robert and Julia (nee Czosnek) DeHahn.

Barbara was a 1961 graduate of St. Catherine’s High School. On May 2, 1964, she was united in marriage to Phillip Strazzinski. She attended St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and later St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Barbara was employed as a secretary for Young Radiator and later advanced to a Domestic Engineer. She loved gardening, cooking, needlework and helping family and friends. Most of all she treasured her grandchildren, Elizabeth and Nicholas.

She is survived by her husband, Phillip; son, David Strazzinski; daughter, Theresa (Michael) Kelly; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Nicholas; four brothers and three sisters. She is further survived by a multitude of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial Mass on Saturday, Feb. 28 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, S89-W22650 Milwaukee Ave., Big Bend. The Rev. Richard Robinson will be officiating.

Donations in Barbara’s memory can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church of Big Bend or Big Bend Elementary School, W230-S8695 Big Bend Drive, Big Bend, WI 53103.

Barbara and her family would like to thank Dr. Osborne, Dr. Ruggeri and the wonderful staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Hospice Alliance. A special thank you to the staff of Big Bend School for their generosity and support for Barbara’s family.

Sturino Funeral Home is serving the family and can be reached at 632-4479.