Zastrow, Richard Walter
Rich Zastrow, age 65, passed away after a lingering illness on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Appleton Medical Center. He was born on April 9, 1949 in Neenah, son of Walter and Jean (Egner) Zastrow. Rich received his high school diploma at the age of 16 from Menasha High and went right into the Navy. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a Navy Corpsman in a Marine Recon unit. Rich was an automobile salesman for over 25 years ending his career with the Bergstrom family. He raised champion field dogs, loved racing Alaskan Huskies, and was an avid animal lover. Rich also enjoyed reading, raising orchids, hunting, and fishing. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed going with friends and family.
Rich is survived by his parents, two children: Mark (Christine) Zastrow and Sarah Bequest and their mother, Karen (Jorgensen) Dawson; three grandsons: Colin, Luke, and Evan Zastrow; one sister, Judi Rodriguez, two brothers: Pete (Sandy) Zastrow and Steve (Carrie) Zastrow, he is further survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Rich was preceded by one sister, Jan Kneip, and his grandparents.
The memorial service will take place at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Martens-Laemmrich Funeral Home, 312 Milwaukee Street, Menasha; with Pastor Tim Albrecht officiating. Friends and family may visit at the funeral home from 4:00 pm until the time of service.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on May 25, 2014