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Obituary for Joann Gloria Zlevor

October 16, 1932 – August 9, 2023

Joann Gloria Zlevor, 90, passed away peacefully at Saint Monica’s Senior Living on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023.

Joann Gloria Zlevor
Joann Gloria Zlevor

A lifetime resident, Joann was born in Racine on Oct. 16, 1932, to the late John Henry Halpin and Elizabeth Cecelia (née Murphy) Halpin. She attended St. Mary’s Grade School, St. Catherine’s High School and graduated from Washington Park High School in 1952.

On Oct. 24, 1953 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Joann was united in marriage with Theodore Joseph Zlevor, who preceded her in death on April 20, 2001.

Joann was a faithful and longtime member of St. Richard’s Catholic Church, formerly known as Holy Name, since 1958. She was involved with the Altar Society and Human Concerns Committee, St. Vincent DePaul, Catholic Women’s Club, Catholic Food Pantry, and was a former member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Joann will be forever remembered for her unique, yet very lovable, sense of humor.

Surviving are her daughters, Elizabeth (Richard) Koll, Deborah Zlevor and Linda (Thomas) Powers; grandchildren, Marie (Derek) Kilps, Jonathan Koll, Mary (Dan) Cotter and Tiffany Powers; great-grandchildren, Skylar and Poppy Cotter, Kate and Reese Kilps, Thomas and Caleigh Powers; sister-in-law, Kathy Yankech; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Joann was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Zlevor; sisters, Mary (Al) Rook, Betty (George) Schuetta, Lorraine (Robert) Seitz, Dorothy (Phil) Turnboil, Pat (Robert) Bennett and Beverly Kroll; brother, John Halpin.


Services will be held at 5 p.m. on Aug. 14 at Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home. A memorial dinner will follow. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Monday from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Private entombment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum

Memorials to St. Richard’s Catholic Church or to St. Monica’s Senior Living have been suggested.

A heartfelt note of thanks to the entire staffs of St. Monica’s Senior Living and to Compassus Hospice for the compassionate care and support given in Joann’s time of need. May God bless all of you!

Obituary and photo of Joann Gloria Zlevor courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.

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