Robert Zorn

Robert “Bob” J. Zorn, 77, of Kiel passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 30, 2020 at Ascension Calumet Hospital in Chilton after suffering a heart attack at his home.

He was born March 14, 1943 in the town of New Holstein near St. Anna to the late Raymond and Lidwina (Winkel) Zorn.

On May 20, 1978 he married Belinda “Lindy” Bauernfiend.

Bob had worked at Kohler, owned the Zorn Standard Station in Kiel, worked at HUI, Arps Corp, Walsdorf Roofing, M-B, and eventually Sargento where he retired from in 2005.

Bob and Lindy loved to travel; their favorite place to go was Hawaii. His pride and joy was touring around in the couple’s 1967 blue Camaro convertible.

Survivors include his wife, Lindy; his two children, Linda (Rene) Coto of Hagerstown, Maryland and Rob (Tami) Zorn of Kiel; his step-daughter, Julie (Jaideep) Roy-Chowdhury of Streamwood, Illinois; six grandchildren, Eric (Erin) Burton, A.J. (Molly) Neils, Amanda Warm (boyfriend Mike Rouse), Zachary Zorn (girlfriend Kailey Grohskopf), Megan Roy-Chowdhury, and Kristin Roy-Chowdhury; four great-grandchildren, Madalynn, Liam, Ava Burton, and Bennie Rouse; and his sisters-in-law, Audrey Zorn, Mildred Zorn, Barbara Heiden, Bonnie Hotchkiss, and Nancy (Steve) Wheeler. Bob is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Raymond and Lidwina Zorn; two infant children, Tammy and Cheryl; two brothers, Roger Zorn and Gerald Zorn; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clarence and Florence Bauernfiend; his sister-in-law, Suzanne (Dale) Diener; and three nieces, Sandy (Zorn) Gries, Cheri Diener, and Lisa Hotchkiss.

A Celebration of Life is tentatively being planned for March 14, 2021 (the day of his birthday). Details will be posted in early March.

For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein at (920) 898-4300 or visit

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