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.