Passed away peacefully at Heritage Senior Living in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, on September 26, 2021, age 95. Daughter of the late Alfred N. Hoelz and Irene C. Hoelz (Ealhart) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Preceded in death by her younger sister, Katherine Louise Hoelz (Weber). Survived by her oldest nephew, Mark A. Weber and…read more
Passed away peacefully at Heritage Senior Living in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, on September 26, 2021, age 95. Daughter of the late Alfred N. Hoelz and Irene C. Hoelz (Ealhart) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Preceded in death by her younger sister, Katherine Louise Hoelz (Weber). Survived by her oldest nephew, Mark A. Weber and Andrew J. Weber, Jr., niece-in-law Susan, grand-nieces Lesly, Marissa and Emily, as well as other relatives and friends.
Carla was born, just prior to America’s Great Depression. She was fortunate to have a father, Alfred, who managed to work all those years of desperation and poverty when so many Americans did not for a decade. She and her sister, survived World War II, at home, while working in a canning factory, summers of High School in a small town called Merton, Wisconsin, canning goods of produce for distribution to our troops and others stationed overseas, and at home.
She like her sister, Katherine, just after The trauma of The Great Depression and World War II, attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Badgers) when most did not attend college.
Carla went on to be employed by then, Bell Telephone and later by General Motors and then its subdivision, AC/Delco in Milwaukee and Oak Creek, respectively. She was proud when at AC/Delco a supplier to America’s Space Program, thru the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and early Space Shuttle Programs to work there. She personally met, over 10 USA astronauts, from these American Space Programs, as they toured one of America’s primary suppliers of equipment for America In Space.
When Carla retired, she continued to give, with a active membership in Bay Shore Lutheran Church for over 70 years. She contributed greatly to Bay Shore Lutheran, the church where her parents were Founding Members, many years before. At Bay Shore Lutheran Church, Aunt Carla was known for being a member of the “Cover Girls” Quilt Guild. These ladies, selflessly making many hundreds of quilts for distribution to our troops overseas and other needy organizations. Carla rarely missed church services and did other duties spanning many decades of service. In lieu of flowers memorials appreciated to Bay Shore Lutheran Church (bayshorelutheran.org).
Carla stayed at home to attend to her elderly mother, Irene, for the last 20 years of her life. Perhaps there is no more selfless love and duty than this. Carla, like her sister Katherine had one of the most positive and “Sunny” dispositions you would ever know. Maybe, this is what she will be most be remembered for.
God bless you Aunt Carla June Hoelz. We will see you soon,
In lieu of flowers memorials appreciated to Bayside Lutheran Church.
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