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Robert “Buff” Allen Zocher

Robert “Buff”  Allen Zocher Robert “Buff”  Allen Zocher


Robert “Buff” Allen Zocher, 60, Athens, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Apr. 16, 2021. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 1, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Athens. Rev Mark Schwalenberg will officiate. Visitation will be at the church Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be held at a later date.

He was born Oct. 22, 1960, son of the late Hilbert and Shirley (Ziegel) Zocher. Robert attended Athens High School and was in the Army National Guards. He worked various places throughout his life including, Veritas Steel, K& S, Jahnke Construction and Hurd Millwork. The most recent being for the Athens School District.

Robert enjoyed life and loved everyone he met. Most were known as “Little Buddy.” He enjoyed dartball, horseshoes, beanbags and being around people. He would do anything for anyone and enjoyed being around those he cherished most. He was a very proud father and grandfather. He truly will be missed by everyone. He would not want anyone to forget his favorite line though, “RRRRRR!”

Survivors include his two sons, Joe (Heather Strebig) Zocher and Tyler (Rachel) Zocher; and their children, Domanic, Blaine and Collyn, all of Rib Lake; a daughter, Megan (Jason) Orth of Dorchester; and their children, Layden, Brynn and Corbin of Dorchester; special friend, Shari Gajewski, Stetsonville; two sisters, Cheryl (Dennis) Strunk of Athens and Kay (Todd) Roth of Mosinee; six nieces and nephews; and many greatnieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilbert and Shirley Zocher; a brother, Kenny “Gov” Zocher; and a daughter in infancy, Bobbi Jo.

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