Friday, June 8, 2012

Jocelyn M. Flashinski

Jocelyn Marie Flashinski, age 32, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 8, 2012. Jocelyn was born on October 28, 1979, the daughter of Stan and Linda Flashinski of Racine.

Jocelyn was a sweet, smart and beautiful young woman who everyone knew by her happy smile, her big eyes and her warm heart. Jocelyn received her B.S. degree in Psychology from UW-Milwaukee, and has worked for over ten years as a therapist for children with autism spectrum disorder. She worked first with ABN, the Autism Behavioral Network, and most recently with ABA, Applied Behavior Analysts. She cherished her clients and worked with dedication to help them succeed. Jocelyn’s favorite pastimes were reading, seeing her friends and taking care of her new home. Life will never be the same for those of us who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Jocelyn is survived by her sister, Rachel (Peter) Weir; her brother,Todd, and her brother, Jeff (Amy); her nieces and nephews, Ella, Oscar, Jack and Ruby; her aunts and uncles, David Peerenboom, Sue (Dave) Dearth, Carol (the late Don) Peerenboom, Arthur (Judy) Flashinski, Caroline (Roger) Decker, Lou (Elisa) Flashinski, RoseAnn (Mark) Wherry, Peter (Bonnie) Flashinski, and Roger (Harriet) Flashinski; numerous cousins; and her dear friends Nicole Riedel, Emily Branda, and many others. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bruce and Charlotte Peerenboom and Peter and Agnes Flashinski.

Funeral services for Jocelyn will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Tony Larsen officiating. Visitation will be Thursday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. Private interment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Olympia Brown Church or to the Jocelyn Flashinski Autism Memorial Fund to be used for the education of those with autism spectrum disorder.

“Let us keep her memory, and in your life let remembrance linger, not as a ghost that haunts you, but as something precious to remember always.” – Jane Patricia McCarthy, 1938, Jocelyn’s great-great-great aunt 

 MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
 803 Main St., Racine    (262) 634-7888

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathy on your loss. She must have been a very special loving woman. My prayers are with you all.

Erin Beres said...

My sincere condolences. I worked with Jocelyn at ABA. I was the Parent Support Coordinator that worked with families. They all loved Jocelyn dearly, not only for the amazing work and transformations she did with the kiddos, but also for her generous and loving heart for the families. What a blessing she has been to so many who loved her dearly...including all of us at ABA. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Ashleigh said...

Jocelyn is going to be so very missed. She was the first senior therapist that I worked with when I get hired with ABN. She taught me so much & fueled my passion for my job. She inspired me to make it into a career, which I will be doing when I get my degree. Jocelyn truly has been my role model for the past 3 1/2 years. I find it nearly impossible to believe that someone so full of life could be gone. But she will never be forgotten.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family and everyone else that she has been so touched by. <3

Daniel M said...

I just found out about Jocelyn today. I went to Mckinley with her. I knew her and she knew me, having some of the same friends back in those days. I was so saddened to hear this and it didn't hit me for a couple hours, but it did. She was just a nice person. With that smile, and personality to match. No way to describe her, one of a kind, had to have known her personally. I had moved from Racine around 93-94. Again so sorry to hear.

-Daniel


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