Raymond "Skip" Zirzow

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Raymond G. Skip Zirzow

1944 - 2014

Raymond G. Skip Zirzow, 69, of Friendship, Wis., died Friday, July 4, 2014, at Wm S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital in Madison, Wis.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Roseberrys Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Rev. John K. Stake will officiate. Visitation will be 12 Noon until the time of service on Thursday at Roseberrys Funeral Home. Military Honors will be presented by the Adams County Honor Guard.

Raymond was born Oct. 18, 1944, in Chicago, Ill., to William and Dorothy (Molbeck) Zirzow.

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in November of 1962. From May of 1965 until March of 1966 he served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in November of 1966.

Skip married Barbara A. Dyer on Oct. 21, 1988, in Milwaukee, Wis. They relocated to Friendship in 1998.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Skip especially enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and his devoted Golden Retriever, Zeke. He had a great sense of humor and could always make everyone laugh with his wit.

Skip was preceded in death by his father, William Zirzow; mother, Dorothy Zirzow; brother, Randy Zirzow; sister, Diedre Khoury and his sister, Vivian Stone.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Zirzow of Friendship, Wis.; daughter, Diana (John) Calkins of Burlington, Wis.; daughter, Kristina (Randy Panfil) Zirzow of Milwaukee, Wis.; son, John (Tracey) Zirzow of Eagle River, Wis.; step-son, Bryant (Sherry) Dyer of Hartford, Wis.; step-son, Curtis (Michelle) Dyer of Milwaukee, Wis.; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; brother, Todd (Victoria) Zirzow of Silver Lake, Wis.; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Robert) Turner of Deforest, Wis.; brother-in-law, Fred (Margaret) Bell of Richland Center, Wis.; sister-in-law, Helen Bell of Kenosha, Wis.

Roseberrys Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information.

Published online at KenoshaNews.com on July 8, 2014
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