Leon Czajka

Leon Czajka

Leon Czajka, 66, of Kenosha, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at United Hospital System St. Catherines Campus.

Born in Senne I, Germany on March 26, 1947, he was the son of the late Michal and Anna (Szystka) Czajka. He came to the United States with his parents and brother in 1950.

Leon received his B.S. Degree in Nursing from DePaul University in Chicago and his Masters Degree in Health Services Administration from St. Francis University in Joliet, IL.

On Feb. 14, 1976, at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Kenosha, he was united in marriage to Katherine Paluczak.

From 1974 to 1996, Leon was employed as a Registered Nurse with United Hospital System Kenosha Campus. He previously was employed as a Computer Programmer in Chicago and as an Emergency Room Technician at Cook County Hospital.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and regularly attended the Kenosha Senior Center where he participated in the wood turning group. He was an avid Packer, Brewer and Badger fan and liked target shooting with his son and nephews. Leon was skilled in photography and digitizing and embroidering. Many pleasant memories were made when he would enjoy the beautiful summer afternoons sitting under the tree with his grand-dog, Misha.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Katherine Kathe Czajka; his two children, Jennifer Czajka and Jeffrey (Kelly) Czajka; his two granddaughters, Anika and Marianna Czajka; his two brothers, Walter (Jayne) and Stephen (Karen) Czajka; and his sister, Anna Sainski; and his eight nieces and nephews, Angela, Bradley, Kyle, Aaron, Amy, Michael, Susie and Christopher.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Janusz Sainski; and his father and mother-in-law, Florian and Hortense Paluczak.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 7400 39th Avenue. Relatives and friends are asked to meet at the church for the Mass. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Cemetery. A visitation for Leon will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 19, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Memorials to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or the United Service Organization-U.S.O., P.O. Box 96322, Washington, DC 20090-6322.

Special thanks to Dr. Michael Kreager for the dedicated care he gave to Leon over the past 18 years.

Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home & Cremation Services

3720 39th Avenue

Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144


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Funeral Home

Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home
3720 39th Avenue Kenosha, WI 53144
(262) 658-4101

Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Mar. 18, 2014