Marie (Teachout) Kajfasz-Brandon

February 26, 1927 ~ February 7, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old


Marie “Sue” (Teachout) Kajfasz-Brandon, age 95, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2023, after a long illness.

She was born February 26, 1927, in Toledo, and grew up with her family during the Great Depression and endured the hardships of WWII, the Korean War, the Cold War, and also the Vietnam War.  She married Raymond Kajfasz at a young age and together they had five children.  Following the death of Raymond, at the age of 35, she took on the tasks of raising five children as a single head of the household.  She had worked at several different jobs to support her family including time at a production line at Save Electric, as a seamstress at Russell’s Tuxedos, and latter as a seamstress at the Jobst Institute, where she worked on a few special projects including some of the apparel for the early manned space flights.  After moving to Castalia, Sue enjoyed working at the Blue Hole gift shop until they closed down.

Sue loved sewing and made her children many of their clothing as they were growing up.  She continued her sewing, making blankets and quilts for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Sue was also an avid gardener and spent many hours working in her yard.

Sue was also a talented artist and took great pleasure in making many creative drawings for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Sue was loved by her family and friends and always enjoyed being with them.  She really loved her trips to Port Angeles and staying with family. 

She is survived by her sons Anthony (Susi) Kajfasz, Robert (Mary Romstad) Kajfasz; sister Cookie Grosgean; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Sue was preceded in death by her 1st husband Raymond Kajfasz, 2nd husband Robert Brandon; daughter Patricia (Kajfasz) Shick; sons James Kajfasz, Thomas Kajfasz; sisters Jane and Bernice; brothers Richard and Joseph; and granddaughter Emily.

Friends may call from 9:30 AM until time of memorial service starting at 10 AM Friday, May 19, 2023, in the Epiphany of the Lord Parish, St. Stephen Church, 1880 Genesee St., Toledo, OH 43605.   Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service, Castalia, is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Providence Care Center, 2025 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870, and to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, OH 44870.  Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting .


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May 19, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Epiphany of the Lord Parish St. Stephen Church
1880 Genesee St
Toledo, OH 43605

Memorial Mass
May 19, 2023

10:00 AM
Epiphany of the Lord Parish St. Stephen Church
1880 Genesee St
Toledo, OH 43605


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