Claire Rajewski

Claire Rajewski, 65, of Columbia, succumbed to a 13 year battle with renal cancer Friday April 5, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family.  Cremation has taken place and a true celebration of life will be held in early July which will be announced later.  Claire was born July 1, 1947 in Lawrence, MA to the late Michael and Teresa (Cikacz) Wasiejko.  She is survived by her husband Bill of the home, three children James Michael Barker of Columbia, William E. Rajewski, Jr. of Nixa and Jennifer Davidson of Harrisburg, eight grandchildren and three great-granchildren, brother James Wasiejko of Florida as well as numerous neices, nephews, cousins and friends.  Claire is preceded death by her first husband James Barker and her oldest brother Michael Wasiejko.  Memorials are suggested to Columbia Second Chance or the Central Missouri Humane Society.

Visits: 3


  1. Jerry & April Cockrell on April 8, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Our hearts go out to Bill, Jennifer and the rest of Claire’s family and friends. May you find comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering and is now in a better place.

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    Jerry, April, Katelyn, & Kortney Cockrell

  2. Cynthia Schreen on April 8, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Claire always had a smile on her face.
    God Bless her family in their time of loss.
    With Sympathy,
    Cynthia and Mike
    & the Zimmer Family

  3. Elizabeth Damron on April 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    So sad to hear of her passing.My condolences to all her family and friends. 13 years is a long time to fight.

  4. Telvince on April 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    May she rest in peace…… will always remember the fun time we all had in IBBM

    Claire Rajewski we love you and always miss you

  5. Nadir Antunes on April 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I was heartbroken by this sad news, I will never forget the days and days we spent talking and playing at IBBM…
    I would like to express my sincere condolences to Claire’s family and friends.

    Wishing you strength in this moment of sorrow,
    Nadir “Glorfindel” Antunes

  6. Frank Bode on April 8, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    An angel is gone to heaven…

  7. Jack England on April 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    my most sincere sympathies go out to Claire’s family. She was extremely loved by anyone whose life she touched including mine. You are in my prayers.

  8. Travis on April 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Prayers go out to Claire’s family, may she rest in peace. Our condolences.

  9. Roger White on April 8, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Bill: I was so sorry to hear this. God Bless you my friend. May He grant you peace and serenity.

  10. Doug , Melanie, and Colter Bryant on April 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Bill and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Claire’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in your time of loss.

  11. Sharon Burns & children on April 8, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Even though we met through a game on face book, I found a GREAT friend in you, I pray you will now sleep with the Angels, and your family will be well. Thank you for always being there for me Claire, your a beautiful woman! I will truly miss you!

  12. John Lee on April 8, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Bill & Jennifer, I am thinking of you both and if there is anything that I can do for you, please let me know. Thank you both for being more than business associates… you feel like family to me. JL

  13. Bill Bray on April 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Claire was very dear to all of us who knew her online. she touched my heart each and every time I saw her. rest in peace, sweet lady. you will be sorely missed.

    Bill Bray

  14. Donna on April 8, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Goodbye my dear friend. Someday we will take the vacation we promised each other. Love, Donna

  15. Kathryn E. Tanner, MD on April 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Thinking of all of you and feeling your pain of loss….Please know that my prayers are with you all and that I continue to pray for peace and blessings to all……..

  16. Deborah Varas on April 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    God bless you Claire may you rest in peace. Prayers to the family to help you and comfort you through this sad time.

  17. Rita Thacker on April 8, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Bill I am so happy I got to meet you and Claire in person when you were in Florida. Claire is a very special soul as I am sure you already know. We know this is not “goodbye”, it’s just a “see you later” moment. Prayers for your comfort and strength during this time.

  18. Laurie on April 9, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Bill and kids,
    Though you and Claire were far away in miles, you were always close in my heart. Just knowing she was there if I needed her always gave me peace. I hope you find comfort in knowing how much she was loved and will be missed by others. Love always

  19. Mr. and Mrs. Loraine on April 9, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Our Sincerest condolences.
    As you know we were honored by Claire’s company on just a few special occations. Even so, she had a very endearing way of drawing you in and making you feel comfortable and at ease. Our heart’s are saddend by your loss. Claire will always be remembered as the pleasant friend she was.
    If there is ever anything we can help with please know we will always be there for you.
    Larry and Brenda

  20. Larry & Sue Vest on April 9, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Our thoughts are with Bill and the family. We had some great trips with Bill and Claire…cruises and trips in the motor home. One ‘almost’ eventful trip in the motorhome to Denver when we ran into a storm that was blowing trucks off the highway. We will always have our memories.

  21. Joyce Schoonover on April 9, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Bill, So nice to have met you & Claire, when Rita & I met up with you here in Florida. So sorry for your loss Claire was very special My prayers & condolences go out to you and the family. May she rest in peace .

  22. John Glynn on April 9, 2013 at 10:48 am

    My condolences to Bill and and the rest of Claire’s family. The long battle fought together brings true meaning to the phrase “Semper Fi”.

  23. Mike Hoeferlin on April 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss (hollow and perhaps overused words; but know that I really Am sorry). I plan to make a donation in Claire’s name to the Second Chance organization — I believe in what they do.

    I think I only met Claire one or two times but I could tell that she was a very good “Marine wife.”


  24. dave hern on April 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    my thoughts & prayers go out to Jen & Bill & the rest of the family.

  25. Andrew Lee Cutler (Ben) on April 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I am so sad for all your family, But when God Brings them Home all is well. Take care Bill, Jennifer, and Jim.

  26. Maureen Anderson on April 9, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I feel blessed to have called Claire my friend through these many years although we lived so far away. My deepest sympathy to you all. I cannot believe that she is gone. The world is missing an angel but heaven has gained one.

  27. Bonnie Hall on April 9, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    My heart goes out to the family. Claire was a very beautiful and caring person. She will be missed by many of us.

  28. Bill & Carole Hammond on April 9, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Bill & Jenn
    So sorry for your loss. We are remembering our 4th of July Barbeque parties in our back yard with Bill & Claire and volleyball.
    Our most sincere condolence.

  29. Tinamarie on April 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Thinking of you, Auntie Claire. You are one of the things that made my childhood so memorable. Much love.

  30. Jim & Alva Cunningham on April 13, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Our condolences on this mutual loss.

  31. Shannon on April 15, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    She was like a mother to me. I will miss her advice and words of wisdom.

  32. Javier Coil on April 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Shocking news… My condolences to the family.

  33. Ali on May 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    If you love someone, then tell them because
    Hearts are often broken by words left unspoken
    My heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow.
    What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.

    God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not meant to be
    So he put his arms around you, and whispered come with me
    With tearful eyes we watched you, as we saw you pass away
    Although we love you deeply, we could not make you stay
    Your golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest
    God broke our hearts to prove to us… He only takes the best

    God Bless You Claire Rajewski xxxxxx

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