Dana Marie Prijatel

Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Dana Marie Prijatel, 77, Lawrence, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with a visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. Dana passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at LMH Health.

Dana Marie Prijatel was born in Hollywood, California in 1943 to Shultz Tipton Rose and Anne Findley Rose. The family later relocated to Arkansas and then to Independence, Mo where she attended William Chrisman High School. She then attended Southern Utah University receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 1967. In 1968, she married John Prijatel in Colorado Springs, CO., and they celebrated their 52nd anniversary last August.

Early in her career Dana was an elementary school teacher and later become a real estate agent and broker for Gill Real Estate in Lawrence, KS. She retired when the family moved to the island of Trinidad & Tobago where they lived for several years until moving back to Lawrence in 2000.

Dana was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was small in stature but audacious to those who knew her. She was always active in her community with the PEO, Welcome Club, Master Gardeners of Lawrence, bridge club, golf, book club and theater events. She loved to travel, spend time with her family and friends, loved to garden and was a mentor and counselor for those who knew her. She was loved and will be tremendously missed.

Dana is survived by her husband, John Prijatel of Lawrence, Kansas, their daughter Alycia (Ali) Williams, son-in-law Michael Habig and granddaughter Alexis (Lexie) Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dana’s name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

10 Condolences

  1. Ricky Rose on June 3, 2021 at 9:01 am

    We love you John! May God bless you in every possible way, may his grace sustain you and may his Peace be with you! Ricky and Connie Rose! We wish we could be there

  2. Brian on June 3, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    My heart goes out to you all! Though I haven’t seen Dana in many years, I’ll always remember her as a sweet little lady with a big smile, always kind to me no matter what I was up to! My prayers to a special family, a family that has remained in my heart for so many years. God bless you all, with love Brian

  3. Angie Davidson on June 3, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dana.

  4. Mike Chapman on June 3, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    John,Ali,and Lexi.
    My heart goes out to you all. I’m glad I got to meet Dana years ago. I hold a very fond spot in my heart for her. She was always a pleasure to talk with. I know she will be missed deeply by all. Please accept my deepest heart felt condolences and know our door is always open to you all. Praying the Good Lord holds you all in his arms and soothes the pain and comforts you during this time.

  5. Kathy & Tom Mulinazzi on June 3, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    John, Ali & Lexi,
    We were saddened to read in today’s Journal World that Dana had passed. Before COVID forced everyone to attend Mass on-line, we often saw Dana at the 4:30 Mass at St. John’s. We certainly were not aware that Dana was ill.

    Years ago we played bridge and saw each other often. Dana was definitely a loving wife and mother. Whenever we met, Dana’s eyes would sparkle as she talked about Ali and shared the latest photos of her granddaughter, Lexi, the light of her life.

    Our deepest condolences are with you John during this difficult time. We will continue to keep your whole family in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Bill Hamilton on June 3, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Bill Hamilton
    Sorry to hear of Dana passing. MY late wife Barbara and Dana were good friends. Dana was a very considerate caring person and will be missed. My prayers are with you John as you grieve your loss.

  7. Jan & Joe Bosco on June 5, 2021 at 7:21 am

    Dear John, Ali and Family. We are so sorry to hear of our dear friend, Dana, passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad, sad time.

  8. Kendra Kingsbury on June 5, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Sending my heart felt condolences to the Prijatel family during their time of loss. Heaven called an angel home. Dana was so kind, patient and cared about every community where she lived. She may not have liked all the music Ali and I blasted during our high school years but she knew how to remind us to “perhaps it sound different at a different level.” My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Sending love to all of you. Sincerely,
    Kendra D. Kingsbury
    Dodge City, KS

  9. Beth Harrison on June 15, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    I was so sorry to read that Dana has left us. My sincerest condolences to John and family. Beth Harrison

  10. Sharon & Milton Hessefort on June 23, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    So sorry to hear of Dana’s passing. We had some fun times, through the years. My prayers to you and her loved ones.

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