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ELIZABETH “BIZ” ANNE KRAJACIC, age 1, went to heaven on Sunday, May 5, 2019, while surrounded by her loving family. Biz is a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, niece, cousin, and tiny friend. Her life was short, but she continues to bring her family more love than they could have ever imagined.

Biz is preceded in death by her Grandfather, Martin McCarthy. She is survived by her loving parents, John and Alicia (McCarthy) Krajacic; and her big brother, Harrison; Grandmother, Sonia McCarthy; Grandparents, Lance and Muffin Krajacic; Great-Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and so many Family and Friends who all love her dearly.

Bizzy is a fierce soul. Her body was affected by a rare genetic syndrome that caused a lot of pain and struggle in her life. We can only hope she is free to laugh and dance in this next journey, and that she is held, safely, in the palms of God’s hands.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 9:30am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 1951 Plymouth Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held following the visitation at 11am. Father Troy Nevins presiding. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Biz’s name to the Child Life Program at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 25 Michigan St, Suite 4100 Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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19 Responses

  1. John, I am so sorry to hear about your and Alicia’s loss. I can’t imagine the pain that you are going through. You both will be in my prayers.

  2. So sorry for your loss. May your family start to find peace and healing during this difficult time. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Heaven, little Biz.

  3. I am truly sorry for your loss. I have no words, except I’m sorry.

  4. My heart is broken, my face is tear-stained, and I just want to hug you all. I’m so very sorry for your loss and I am keeping you all in my prayers. I’m praying for comfort, for sleep, for patience with people as they say dumb things. For you to be able to find the words you need each day for Harrison. I am praying for your sweet little boy, and you Alicia and John—for whatever you need and and will need in the upcoming days, weeks, months and years. I pray that God will wrap his arms around you and hold you all. Love you.

  5. Sonny- my heart is with you and your family. Sending you peace, love and strength.

  6. Thank you for sharing Biz’s journey with so many of us. While her time here was brief, so many of us learned something deep and meaningful that we may not have before her birth. I will miss the crabby baby stories. Enjoy those amazing memories. You guys are the best! Thinking of you.

  7. I am so deeply sorry for your family’s loss. Biz is a beautiful, sweet, strong little soul. I have no doubt that in her short time here, she impacted more people’s lives than some people ever could hope to in a full lifetime, and she has left this world a better place than it was when she came into it because of all of the love that she brought. There are no words that I could possibly offer to take away the pain that you are experiencing, but please know that you are in my heart and in all of my prayers. Little Biz certainly left her mark on my heart, and I am so happy to have gotten the chance to have met her. Sending love and hugs to you all,
    The Koches Family

  8. Much love and peace to you and your family at this time of separation. The physical world has lost a light; a dear, sweet soul. May she continue to inspire all of us to greater care, compassion, joy, and love, as she lives on in our collective memory.

  9. My thoughts and surround you and your family in this tragic loss I know too well the pain of losing a child and my heart hurts for all of you..,one day at a time and may peace be with you every step of the way

  10. I am very sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family

  11. Spending time with Biz was an honor. She was a tough little warrior ( like her Mama) and a true angel. Thank you for sharing her with me and giving me the opportunity to know her, I am better for it. Love and prayers for your family.

  12. Alicia & family, I saw your Facebook post and after letting this all sink in I called Naomi right away. This is all so very sad and we are thinking of you & praying for you. She was so precious and too young. So very very sorry….-Kristen Hintz

  13. I am so sorry for your loss – my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of grief.

  14. Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

  15. John and Alicia please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers–I cannot imagine your pain. I know God will comfort you.

  16. I am very sorry for the loss of your baby Elizabeth, death is a very strong pain and we will never get used to it because God does not create us to die Ecclesiastes 3:11. That is why he gives us the beautiful hope of resurrection in Jonh 5:28,29 and assures us that he will swallow death forever Isaiah 25:8 . I wish that this promise will comfort you until this wonderful promise is fulfilled.

  17. Extending my sincere condolences to the parents, brother, grandparents, relatives and friends of “Biz”. Our loving Creator never intended for the human family to suffer and be separated by death. We were created to live forever on a paradise earth enjoying perfect health. Very soon Jehovah God will heal our hearts and remove all pain, tears and grief by resurrecting our loved ones. Then you’ll be able to hug, kiss and talk to “Biz” again. (Mark 5:35-42 and Revelation 21:4)
    Sincerely Angela H

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