Zora “Zoe” Woelky, 81, a lifelong resident of Lake Geneva, WI, died Monday February 5, 2018 at her home. The former Zora Mae Hawver was born in Lake Geneva on November 26, 1936 the daughter of the late Donald and Virginia (Gould) Hawver. She was a graduate of Lake Geneva High School graduating in 1955. Following graduation from high school she attended Flight Attendant School.
Zoe was a volunteer with the United States Peace Corps living in Liberia and Guatemala; she was 1of 6 volunteers evacuated from Guatemala by the U.S. Government. She was a Vista Volunteer, volunteering in New Jersey with migrant workers picking blue berries. She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross; due to her ability to speak sign language she was dispatched to disaster areas to set up and coordinate setting up shelters in stricken areas. She was on the first plane in the air on 9/11 enroute to New York, following the attacks on the World Trade Center, to assist first responders and victims. She was a member of the Daughters of the Civil War in Delavan, WI and a member of the National Ski Patrol.
Zoe is survived by: 2 children; Tonya (Andrew) Crowell of Baileys Harbor, WI and Donald “Donny” (Vicki Price) Woelky of Lake Geneva, 4 grandchildren; Shane Crowell, Amber Cumming, Kelsea Woelky, and Kaitland Woelky and 5 great-grandchildren; Carter, Bella, Jaxon, Logan and Colton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, by Wilbert “Will” Woelky and by a son Vincent.
Services for Zoe will be held on Friday February 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Derrick Funeral Home in Lake Geneva. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy memorials may be made in Zoe’s name to: the American Red Cross. To sign the on-line guest registry click Guestbook/Condolences
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