Olga Woelky, 103
A funeral service will be held today, July 7, 2011, at 2 p.m. at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cedarburg, for Olga Woelky (nee Erdmann) of Mequon, who died on July 2, 2011, at the age of 103 years. Visitation will be held at the church today from noon until the time of the service. Interment will be at Zur Ruhe Cemetery, Cedarburg. The Rev. Randy Raasch will officiate the service.
Memorials to the First Immanuel Lutheran Guardian Angel Program are appreciated.
Mueller Funeral Home and Crematory of Cedarburg is assisting the family. For online condolences, please go to www.muellerfuneralhome.com.
Olga was born in Ost Preussen, Germany, on May 1, 1908, the daughter of Hulda Erdmann. She left Germany and came to America on her own at the age of 17. Olga married Elmer Woelky on Dec. 31, 1947. Olga was one of the first machinists in Milwaukee, and an article was written up by the Milwaukee Journal giving her this recognition at the time. She later worked at Stemmler’s White Coach, Club Forest and The Edge o’Town.
Olga mainly loved her family and her Lord. At 103, she was the oldest member of First Immanuel. Olga was a long-time member of First Immanuel’s Ladies Aid. She enjoyed knitting little dish cloths even at this age. Olga spent many months with her son and wife in California. Determined to live in her home as long as she could, Olga lived on the family farmstead until this January.
Olga is survived by her children, Edith (Dudley) Neman of Mequon, Harold (Becky) Happel of Watsonville, Calif., Ellen (Mike) Kelly of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and Elmer Jr. (Becky) Woelky of Mequon; grandchildren, Gary (Pam) Wetzel III, Dean (Michelle) Happel, Dawn Happel, Nancy (Ivan) Molina, Elizabeth (David) Goltz, Brian Kelly, Matthew Kelly, Chris (Amy) Woelky, Jenny (Bob) Dalton, Andrew Woelky and Austin Woelky; great-grandchildren, Michael Woelky, Matthew Woelky, Logan Dalton, Samuel Dalton, Maxx Happel, Lance Molina, Annabella Molina and Madison Goltz; sister, Adeline Bent of Lakeland Fla.; sister-in-law, Helen Behnke of Great Falls Mont.; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Kurt Behnke, and brother-in- law, Roland Bent.