Susanlyn “Suzi” Olson Bajorek



Susanlyn (Suzi) Olson Bajorek

Suzi Bajorek, 65, of Kirkland, Washington died peacefully at her home on Monday, August 12, 2013, following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born on July 24, 1948, in Rockford, IL to Richard and Elizabeth Olson.  She was a graduate of Divine Savior High School, Class of 1966.  She is also a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Business, Milwaukee, WI.  On May 1, 1971, Suzi married John Bajorek in Milwaukee, WI.  They moved from Milwaukee to Chicago and in 1976 were relocated to Seattle, WA.  She enjoyed camping and their cabin in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State.  She loved to read, snowmobile, knit, and spend time with her children and grandchildren.  She worked in the Lake Washington School District and held many administrative positions until her retirement in 2010.  She especially enjoyed watching Junior High students develop and mature.  In turn, the students loved their Mrs. “B”.

Survivors include her husband, John; her children Kristen Gillig, Kelly Hineman, and Joseph Bajorek; her grandchildren, Shiloh, Dylan, Jonah, Jamie, Colton, and two foster grandchildren Jonas and Victoria; her brothers Dick and MeLissa Olson, Thom and Carol Olson; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.  Suzi is preceded in death by both of her parents.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to either Seattle Children’s Hospital or the Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland, Washington.

6 Responses to “Susanlyn “Suzi” Olson Bajorek”

  • Ray Gillig says:

    My heart goes out to you all. I cherished Suzi as a mother-in-law and a friend. My family all send their condolences to you. They thought very highly of you and Suzi. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

  • Vickie Zahnow Nachtrieb says:

    John, Kristie, Kelly, Joe,
    I am so sorry to hear of Suzi’s passing. I fondly remember all the fun times we had!!! Even after moving !!!! I specifically remember you guys meeting us for pizza in Lynnwood on Fri. nights. Bowling, poker parties, New Years Eve, birthday parties, sharing maternity clothes, and much, much, more.

    Rest in peace Suzi !!!!!


  • Angela Inman says:

    Kristie and family,
    My deepest sympothy for you and your family as you embark into a new journey. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

  • Pastor Al Veillette III says:

    I just heard of Miss Suzi’s passing. What an absolutely wonderful lady! She was always so accommodating whenever I needed to follow through with kids from Kirkland Heights. For years as I came on campus, she had the warmest greetings and was so thoughtful. I appreciate/will always remember her advocacy on behalf of “her” kids @ Kamiakin JHS! She will be missed by so many :-(! Love/prayers to her family, colleagues & friends!

  • MeLissa Olson says:

    Though miles separated us, our hearts were always together. We cherish the memories of time spent together, laughter, love and more laughter. Our hearts break for everyone. Hugs and love.

  • David Holmes says:

    Mrs Bahorek was a great person she will be greatly missed by a lot of people

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