MERIDEN - Anita Marie Staschke, 40, of 80 Ridgefield St., died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at MidState Medical Center. She was the wife of Kenneth J. Staschke. Born in Meriden on Feb. 17, 1963, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Albina Woronick Drechsler. She was a graduate of CPI Computer Institute and until her illness had been employed as a materials handler for UPS. She was also co-owner of Jeremy Farm. She loved her children, gardening and her pets. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Brittny Staschke and a son, Jeremy Staschke, both of Meriden; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lenore and Joseph Carabetta and Pamela and Richard Ranno, all of Meriden; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Dale Drechsler of Westbrook and Peter and Suzanne Drechsler of Meriden. She is also survived by several aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from BEECHER & BENNETT FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family would like to express their apprectiation to all the staff at MidState Medical Center. If desired, contributions may be made to the Staschke Children's Education Fund, which is currently being established. The address will be announced.

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  1. Dear Ken and Family My Deepest Sympathy to you and the children. Anita was a wonderful person. Know that she is with our Loving Lord who will take good care of her.

  2. I didnt know Anita but I work with her husband. My deepest sympathy to Kenny and his family and if there is anything I can do please just ask. I will be there somehow to show my respects. Sincerely, Linda Mudgett

  3. I really didn\’t know Anita but I have worked with her brother Dale for many years (at Hubbell) and all he did was talk about her and how much they enjoyed being with each other. He will truly miss seeing and talking with her. My condolences to her husband and especially to her children who will miss her very much.

  4. Kenny and family- we are saddened by your loss. We wish we could ease your pain. You can take comfort in knowing others care.Fondly, Barbara (Transportation)

  5. Kenny, So sorry I can\’t attend the services. My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. You\’ll be in my prayers and thoughts.

  6. To Kenny, Brittni, & Jeromey…so sorry, I use to work with Anita at Poland Springs…I wish you all the best at this sad time and I\’m truly sorry for your lose of her…Renee & family

  7. To Kenny, Brittny, and Jeremy: I was a friend of Anita\’s from school. I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. We are sorry for your loss. We will never forget her because of the beautiful flowers you both grew.

  9. WE WISH YOU HEALING IN THE COMING MONTHS, THE DISEASE IS A HEARTBREAKING AND INSIDEOUS ONE.

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