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Sigrid Zenker

WHITE STONE—A magnificent human being, a great sailor, Sigrid “Siggi” Zenker, 86, has rounded the last cape, has folded sails for the last time when she died on October 22, 2017, of CHF.

Born in Germany, she pursued many jobs on both continents, Europe and North America. However, her main loves were boats and sailing the wide open oceans, adventure and meeting people of every race and color. Best of all, meeting fellow sailors and listening to their yarn—true and not so true—but always enjoyable.

Their book, Sail West, Man! Around the World in Twenty Feet, gives testimony on how to overcome devastating adversities and still find the courage to pursue a dream.

Siggi was a competent navigator in both, terrestrial and celestial. In short, she was whole in every respect and in her husband’s words, “The wind beneath my wings and setting the course to steer by.”

Presently, Siggi’s soul is floating in God’s territory in search of a space ship to hitch-hike back to mother Earth eventually, to again meet all the wonderful friends and people she left behind. Or, more likely, prefers to remain in God’s peaceful world that knows no controversy, hate, greed, jealousy and divide.

Siggi is survived by her husband, Hein Zenker of White Stone, their daughter, Margitta Myer and family, her sister, Annegret and family, all reside in Germany.

A celebration of Siggi’s life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. November 12 at the Rappahannock River Yacht Club in Irvington.

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