Carol Holt Lahey, age 91, a resident in the town of Green Bay died on Saturday March 11, 2023 at New Perspectives Senior Living in Howard, WI.
Born Carol Frances Holt on April 21st 1931, in Port Washington. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Elvira Steig Holt. Carol was a graduate of Lincoln High in Manitowoc. She studied art at Wisconsin State University of Platteville and received her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She was certified to teach art in WI and studied toward her masters. She was a member of the Green Bay Advertising Federation. Her professional editing and art career included editing the special edition or the opening of the new Neville Museum. She was a lecturer for the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association. Carol handled publicity for Madison Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, the Cultural Committee of the Manitowoc-Two Rivers Chamber of Commerce, and United Way agencies. She was the advertising manager of Nau’s and for the Emporium in Madison. Carol served as a program consultant for UWGB athletic program, and while working at Brown County Publishing edited the Lakeshore Chronicle; wrote, art directed and was founding editor for NEWmonth magazine; and contributed to other publications. Carol was the art director for Copps, Prange-Way, and Pranges.
In 1952 she was united with Burton Zipperer in marriage, and together they raised four children.
Carol served in several board positions for the Ecumenical Partnership for Housing. She sang in the choir at church for many years and played in the bell choir. She was very active in United Methodist Women, serving as editor, VP, and other positions. She served as a chief election inspector for her voting district.
She was an avid gardener, artist, writer, and editor. Carol was a storyteller at heart and found the wit and humor in every situation. She enjoyed doing skits and plays and was a lover of animals and an avid bird watcher. She was well loved for her kindness and generosity and will be deeply missed.
She married Lyle Lahey in 1985, who preceded her in death in 2013. She is survived by her four children: Jeffery Zipperer, Andrew (Sue) Zipperer, Susan (Taunya Jernigan) Zipperer, John Zipperer and two grandchildren, Ashley Zipperer (special friend Joey Kluck) and Jacob (Mariah) Zipperer; her sister Ethel passed in 2017, brother Ralph Wedekind of Two Rivers. Her first great-grandchild will be arriving in June.
An informal Gathering of Remembrance will be held Friday, March 17th from 3–5pm at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 341 Wilson Ave, Green Bay.
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