Robert “Buff” Allen Zocher, 60, Athens, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday April 16th, 2021. He was born October 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. 6 nieces and nephews and many great nieces 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.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 1st, 2021 at 11 am 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. Service will be livestreamed on the Trinity Lutheran Church site. Burial will be held at a later date.
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