February 17, 1963 ~ May 4, 2003
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.