Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Jeanne M. Kraszyk

Jeanne M. Kraszyk, 91, of Columbia, passed away on February 17, 2024.

She was born in Secaucus on October 9, 1932, to Alfred and Wilhelmina (Muller) Schleich.

Jeanne was an avid crafter, painter and quilter. Her biggest passion was being with her family and making great memories. Jeanne learned to sew at an early age and began making western shirts for her younger brothers. She had many talents, including folk art painting and quilt making. Her work was meticulous. She crocheted baby blankets for all her grandchildren and also gave many away. She knitted hats for newborns and donated more than 100 to Newton Medical Center. Jeanne’s crafting skills brought her so much joy.

Jeanne is survived by her son, Ronald (Rosalie); her grandchildren Grace Marie (Chris), Ronald Anthony (Jessica) and Andrew Joseph (Ada); eight great grandchildren; her brother, Arthur and son-in-law, Jack. She is predeceased by her daughter Laurie (February 7, 2024) and her brother Alfred “Bub” Schleich Jr. 

A period of visitation will be held on Thursday, February 22, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Newbaker Funeral Home, Blairstown, with a service at 4 p.m. Interment will be held at Crest Haven Memorial Park, Clifton, on Friday, February 23, at noon.