Charles W. “Chuck” Zastrow
W. “Chuck” Zastrow of West Bend went to be with the Lord on March 11,
2010, at his residence at the age of 87.
was born on April 29, 1922, to Emil and Elizabeth (nee Lueck) in
Hartford. Chuck and his mother operated Zastrow’s Eat Shoppe for four
years, and after WWII, operated the same restaurant with his wife,
Edythe. He was employed at the West Bend Aluminum Company for 34 years
as a development engineer, retiring at 62. He married Edythe Weiss on
Dec. 5, 1943.
PFC Zastrow served in the US Army in WWII in General Patton’s 3rd Army,
80th Division, 317th Infantry Division in northern France, Rhineland, as
a 30 cal. heavy machine gunner. His citations include Combat Infantry
badge, Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars.
Chuck was a charter member of the American Legion, Sgt. Henry F. Gumm
Post #486 and a life member of the VFW Fred A. Schaefer Post #1393 of
West Bend having served as commander for three years.
is survived by his
devoted and loving wife Edythe (nee Weiss); children Charles R. (Jennette)
Zastrow of Milwaukee, Craig (Becky) Zastrow of Charlotte, North
Carolina, and Jay (Debbie) Zastrow of Casper, Wyoming;
grandchildren Nicole (Aaron) Rudolph, Jeremiah (Amy) Zastrow, and
Matthew, Lauren and Allison Zastrow.
A memorial service for Chuck will be held at a later time.
Phillip Funeral home of West Bend is assisting the family. 338-2050.
Our married life has been a blessed one in that we had many loving
friends and many good times. Our three children and their families have
made us most proud and appreciative of their having us.
In conclusion, I take this opportunity to personally thank all who
contributed to my up-bringing, to furthering my educational knowledge,
and to those who have made my life the fruitful and eventful life it has
been. God bless you all!