Evelyn L. Zirk, age 97 years, of rural Elroy, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Milestone Senior Living in Hillsboro, Wisconsin.
She was born on August 6, 1920 to Martin Olous and Ella Mae (Myers) Olson at Elroy. Evelyn graduated from the Elroy High School and Juneau County Normal. She taught in various one room country schools in the area.
Evelyn was united in marriage to Raymond Zirk on August 5, 1944 at Peace Lutheran Church in Elroy. They have been lifelong farmers in the Town of Glendale, Monroe County, on the farm she loved. He preceded her in death on September 21, 2009.
She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church and the Esther Circle; she sang at many weddings and funerals, a member of the Helpful Homemakers Club and Red Hat Society and served on the St. Luke’s Preservation Committee. Evelyn enjoyed writing poetry, creating arts and crafts, and corresponding with friends and relatives through cards and letters.
Survivors include her sons, Randall (Susan) of Madison, Bruce (Julie) of La Valle and Jerry of Elroy; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Alyssa, and Jennifer Zirk, Amanda (Bryan) Dachel and Emily Mcatter; nieces and nephews and all her special friends.
In addition to her husband, Raymond; she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherri (2002); sister, Ardis (Don) Preuss and brother, Martin (Helen) Olson.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Elroy, with Rev. James Gerth officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luke’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Elroy. Friends may call at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the Church on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Grace Lutheran Church WEBS program.