Stella May Crowley (Olejniczak)

June 13, 1935 – May 25, 2016

Stella May Crowley (Olejniczak) died May 25, 2016.

She was married to E. Patrick Crowley, who preceded her in death on June 21, 1998.

Stella is survived by daughter, Joan “Jo” Crowley; sons Timothy (Nancy) and Thomas (Kerry) Crowley; and grandsons Reese and Colton Crowley. She is further survived by brother Kenneth Olejniczak of Waukesha and other family and friends.\

She is preceded in eternal life by her husband, Pat, and her brothers Lester Schachtner and Michael Olejniczak.

Stella was a proud member of the first graduating class of Catholic Memorial High School in 1953. She went on to work for the Waukesha County Social Services in the typing pool. She worked her way up to supervisor before retiring in 1997 after 25 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waukesha, where she belonged to the Christian Mothers Association. She volunteered there over the years processing mailers in addition to other tasks. Stella volunteered for the Girl Scout cookie distribution program over the years and she was a den mother in the Cub Scouts.

Stella took great pleasure in babysitting her grandsons from the time they were born. Stella loved sewing and absolutely loved making quilts, which she proudly distributed to her children. She enjoyed traveling, going to many corners of America, including Hawaii, Alaska and several Southern and New England states. She also ventured to the Canadian Rockies. In addition, the family celebrated her 70th birthday by taking her on a Caribbean cruise. Stella found one of her most favorite places on earth to spend time with her family was at her lake cottage.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 31, from 10:00AM to 11:45AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 p.m. Private entombment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-5490659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions. To receive this obit/directions, text 1621700 to 414-301-6422.