Cress Funeral Home

#

Obituary

Tejumola "Teju" Olaniyan
April 3, 1959 - November 30, 2019

Tejumola

Tejumola "Teju" Olaniyan
Apr 3, 1959 - Nov 30, 2019

Tejumola
Iframe toggler
Free Newsletter
Send Sympathy Gifts
Find Us On Facebook

Tejumola "Teju" Olaniyan, 60, of Madison, WI passed away on Saturday November 30, 2019. He was born on April 3, 1959 in Omu-Aran, Nigeria, the son of Fako Olaniyan and Bolajoko Aborisade Sajiku. He married Mojisola Adeyemo on August 22, 1988 in Ithaca, NY.

He was the Louise Durham Mead Professor of English & Wole Soyinka Professor of the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his 18 years at UW-Madison, he served as department chair of African Cultural Studies, as well as a Senior Fellow and Interim Director at the Institute for Research in the Humanities. He was an internationally-recognized scholar of African, African American, and Caribbean literatures, post-colonial studies, genre studies and popular culture studies.

He is survived by his wife, Mojisola Olaniyan, who is the assistant dean and director of the Academic Enhancement Program at the UW-Madison Law School, as well as his children Bolajoko and Olabimpe.

Visitation will take place at Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 9 to AM. A Service of Remembrance will be held that day at 11 AM to give members of the community an opportunity to share their expressions. The funeral service will be private. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the following organizations:
A check made out to the African Center for Community Development (c/o Tunji Lesi)
Frontline AIDS, justgiving.com/aidsalliance - In honor of Teju's scholarship of Fela Kuti, who died of AIDS, please donate in Fela's name.

There are no tributes yet.

We encourage you to show your support by adding a tribute above:

  • Share your favorite memory of Tejumola
  • Offer your condolences to the family
  • Light a virtual candle

Videos

Photos

Add a photo

Visitation

Dec
5
Thursday
Cress Funeral Home Madison - Speedway
3610 Speedway Road
Madison, Wisconsin 53705

Service

Dec
5
Thursday
Cress Funeral Home Madison - Speedway
3610 Speedway Road
Madison, Wisconsin 53705

*Due to time restrictions, delivery to service is unavailable.

Have a floral question? Call +1 888-640-1035

Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

-
+

Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Jane Doe ×

What's your email address?

What Would You Like Written on the Card?

Choose a Delivery Date

* Note: Flower deliveries are limited to the highlighted delivery dates. Sunday deliveries are not available for flowers. We will try and accommodate early morning deliveries for the next business day but early morning delivery cannot be guaranteed if the order was placed late in the day.

Where Would You Like To Deliver To

 
 

No obituaries found

Product Details

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

Iframe toggler
Free Newsletter
Send Sympathy Gifts
Find Us On Facebook
Tejumola

Sign in to add your memory

Login with Facebook

We will never post without permission

Just for verification: we never spam!

Tejumola

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Tejumola

Add to Your Calendar

Tejumola

Obit Checkin

Tejumola

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

Tejumola

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Tejumola

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Gift of Flowers

Offer comfort and support to the family with beautiful flowers and spreads

Send Flowers Browse Flowers

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of Tejumola leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook

Try our free community resources...

[Free] Grief + Holidays

Holidays bring family together, but what happens when you are missing a loved one. Download our grief resource now and get ...

Leaving a Legacy - free helpful resources!

Click the 'sign up' button to the right to kickoff the email series and receive the workbook pdf today. Then, set your "leg...
   
Tejumola Teju Olaniyan Online Obituary |

Cress Funeral Service, Inc. BBB Business Review