Christopher H. Zier

Christopher H. Zier of West Bend passed away on Monday, June 14, 2010 at the age of 63.

Chris was born on May 9, 1947 to Harold and Lenore (nee Kent) Zier in Milwaukee. He married Kathleen (nee Schmatzhagen) on Oct. 5, 1968 in Milwaukee. Chris attended MSOE and UWM and was employed by A.O. Smith/Tower Automotive as a Tool Design Regional Manager.

He collected antique outboard motors and restored them at his Little Cedar Lake home. He was a member of the Antique Outboard Motor Club. Chris enjoyed traveling and especially boating.

Chris is survived by his wife Kathleen, and children Daniel (Rachel) Zier of Ft. Worth, Texas, Timothy (Julie) Zier of West Bend and Kimberly Zier of Madison.

He is further survived by his grandchildren Greta, Matthew and Violet Zier, brother Jerome (Linda) Zier of Hubertus, neph-ews Andrew and Jason Zier, other relatives and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and
parents-in-law Raymond and
Marcella Schmatzhagen.

A funeral service for Chris will be at 12 p.m. on Monday, June 21, 2010 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with Chaplain Cheryl Matusiak presiding. Interment to follow service at Washington County Memorial Park.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service on Monday, June 21. Memorials are appreciated to Kathy Hospice.

The family would like to extend a “thank you” to both Jackson Crossings and the Kathy Hospice for their care and compassion.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.