May 14, 1923- Nov. 18, 2011
Shirley Woller, born May 14, 1923, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at age 88, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Oshkosh and then moved to Milwaukee. She graduated from West Division High School at 17 and attended college for one year before marrying Rudy, her husband for 52 years. She was very active helping her husband in their businesses, a shopping center in Elm Grove and hardware store, a successful plumbing and pump business, and the Trails Inn Motel and Restaurant at Goerke's Corners. Other businesses included a supper club, real estate company, and raising thoroughbred horses in the Town of Vernon. They spent winters in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., where the rest of the family loved to visit. Life was never dull in the household, and there was always a spirit of caring and sharing. Shirley loved to play bridge, golf and tennis, even in her 80s. She also belonged to writing groups in Florida and Waukesha and enjoyed writing poems and short stories; some were even published. Shirley was always smiling, had a gentle spirit and always looked for the good in everything. She had a great love for her family. We will miss you, Mom.
Shirley was the beloved wife of the late Rudolph Woller; dearly loved mother of Jeanne (Bob) Momsen, Kathleen (Bob) Eastman, Dale (Gail) Woller and Lynn Anderson; proud grandma of Kristine Felton and Jenny Koehler, Julie Stadler, Bill and Holly Eastman, Flynn, Jake, Brett and Taylor Woller, and Brandon and Brittney Anderson; great-grandmother of Drew, Abigail and Rebecca Felton and Breanna, Brooke and Brady Stadler; dear sister of Zelda Jervan; and aunt of Carol Jens, Terry and Kent Knudsen and Kay Esposito.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Burial will immediately follow the service at Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin.
Special thanks to the staff at Avalon Square and Compassionate Care Hospice. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimerﾕs Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, 620 S. 76th St., #160, Milwaukee, WI 53214; Avalon Square, 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186; or Compassionate Care Hospice, 2514 S. 102nd St., West Allis, WI 53227.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.