Zender, Robert G. Age 89, of Lincoln, NE, died May 15, 2013. Born March 12, 1924 Cresco, IA , Graduate of the University of Iowa, 1948 and a WWII Army Air Force veteran. 37-year career with Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. and AT&T. Volunteer with Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Survived by daughter, Kris (Don) Peterson, Lincoln, and daughter, Suzy (Jim) Urck, Woodbury, MN; daughter-in-law, Patricia (wife of Robert II), Fairway, KS and grandsons Robert III (Adriane), Prairie Village, KS and their children Olivia & Charlotte, Matthew (Kristin), Kansas City, MO, Andrew (Kelly) and daughter, Evelyn, Manhattan, KS, and Jeff and Adam Urick, Woodbury, MN. Also survived by two sisters, one brother, and many nieces and nephews Preceded by wife of 60 years, Mary, son, Robert II and son, Richard. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday 11:00 AM at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Chapel, 5401 South Street, Fr. Stephen Cooney officiated. Visitation was held Friday 5:00-7:00 PM at Funeral Home . Burial: Lincoln Memorial Park. Rosary held Friday 7:00 PM, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street. Many thanks to Madonna's St. Jane de Chantal staff for the compassionate care given over the past two years . Memorials preferred to Madonna Foundation or Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Arrangements by Butherus ,Maser & Love Funeral HomeCondolences may be left @ www.bmlfh.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.