Robert S. Zarling
April 26, 1931 Ė March 5, 2019
Robert S. Zarling of Kewaskum passed away at South Padre Island, Texas,
on March 5, 2019. A native of Plainview, Minn., Bob was born April 26,
1931, to William and Evelyn Zarling and was baptized and confirmed at
Plainview Presbyterian Church. He attended grade school and high school
in Plainview, graduating in 1948. Bob joined the U.S. Air Force after
high school and served from September 15, 1948, to August 4, 1952, where
he spent most of his time in Tokyo, Japan.
He attended the University of
Minnesota, graduating in 1956 with a BS in Business Administration. He
began work in a series of sales positions for Regal Ware in Minneapolis
and during that time he met his wife, Char.
Bob worked at Regal Ware, where he was the senior executive vice
president of Sales and Marketing for 35 years. Bob and Char were united
in marriage on September 5,1953 at New England, N.D., and soon made
their home in Wisconsin.
Bob was on several boards of directors Ė West Bend Country Club,
Threshold, YMCA Board member, cochairman of Untied Way, Kiwanis
Foundation, past president of Cookware Association, member of Regal
board of directors, Direct Selling Association, president of Kiwanis
Foundation, board member of Kiwanis Club, American Legion Post 384, and
served as member of the military honor guard. Bob was also a charter
member of Our Saviorís Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, Charlene Zarling; and their three children:
Jill (Frank) Weis, St. Paul, Minn.; Joy (Bryan) Breese-Holz, Berlin,
Joel (Barb) Zarling, Ashford; six grandchildren: Rachael (Terrance)
Roloff, Jack (Brittney) Breese and Andy Breese, Lauren (Curt) Carlson,
Adam (Elspeth) Weis and Zachary (Bailey) Weis; six great-grandchildren;
nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, at
St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 809 South 6th Avenue, West Bend, with Pastor
Jeff Dorth presiding. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from
9:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment will take place at Washington
County Memorial Park with full military honors.
Memorials can be sent to St. Johnís Lutheran Church Foundation, Kiwanis
Club of Kewaskum or the charity of your choice and would be appreciated
by the family.
The family would like to thank the pastors and fellow parishioners of
St. Johnís and our relatives and friends for your love and support.