Robert Michael Zylka

Robert Michael Zylka, 51, of West Bend, died Friday, March 5, 2010, at the Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

He was born Nov. 7, 1958, in Milwaukee to James and the late Joanne (nee Pyter) Zylka. Bob enjoyed spending time up north hunting, fishing and boating. He was a member of the Tail Fin Rod and Gun Club. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Bob was always in a good mood and was the center of the party.

Survivors include his three sons, Jason Michael Zylka, Jonathan Thomas Zylka and Robert Ryan Zylka; his father, James (fiancée, Sheila Dachs) Zylka; and Bob’s former wife, Linda Ward. He is further survived by four siblings, Jeffrey (Kim) Zylka, Timothy (Cheri) Zylka, Barbara Ann (Ron) Theil and Deborah (Sigfried) Herrmann; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Joanne Zylka.

The family will greet relatives and friends for a period of visitation on Monday, March 8, 2010, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend. In lieu of flowers memorials for the benefit of the family are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at