Robert F. Stayman
Ziemer Funeral Home - East Chapel
Evansville, IN
Robert F. Stayman
Evansville, Indiana
Robert F. Stayman, 67, of Evansville passed away Monday October 28, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born March 30, 1946 in Chicago, IL to George and Marion (Held) Stayman.
Bob was a Partner for 40 years at Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel and Shoulders, LLP who focuses on Litigation, Construction Law, and Representation of Financial Institutions. Bob has handled dozens of jury and bench trials in State and Federal court, as well as numerous construction arbitrations.
Bob received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from DePauw University in 1968 and his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1973. He was a member of the Evansville Bar Association, having served as president in 1988, and was made a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Association in 1999.
Bob was chairman of the Vanderburgh County Board of Health. He was also the Past President of the local chapter of the American Cancer society and served on the Board of Directors of the United Way for eight years. He was the Chairman of the Board of WNIN Channel 9, the area's local public television and radio station. Bob also served as the local Race for the Cure Affiliate Chairman for four years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1971. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Bob was a supporter of Chicago sports, especially the Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks.
He is survived by his companion, Diane Henke of Evansville; daughters, Jenna Kinsey (Mark) of Evansville and Kara Bell (Ryan) Santa Rosa Beach, FL; grandchildren, Maria, Kiara, Aalaysia, Devin and Dillon Kinsey and Gavin Bell; sister, Ann Hatke (Walt) of Schenectady, NY and nephews, George and Graham Hatke.
Visitation will be from 8:00 - 10:30 am Thursday October 31, 2013 at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN 47714.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am Thursday at the funeral home and will continue at 11:00 am with a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1760 Lodge Ave., Evansville, IN 47714 with Fr. Alex Zenthoefer officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1760 Lodge Ave., Evansville, IN 47714, WNIN, 405 Carpenter St., Evansville, IN 47708 or Vanderburgh County Humane Society, 400 Milner Industrial Dr., Evansville, IN 47710.
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Published by Courier Press on Oct. 30, 2013.
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Our families spent much time together when we were growing up in La Grange, IL. Bob was incredibly witty and clever. We talked on the phone 4 years ago. I know he is deeply missed. My condolences,
Shelley Rieman
May 26, 2014
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers. Jo Ann
November 11, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was always so kind and and had a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed by many.
Holly Anderson
November 4, 2013
He was a one of a kind and will be greatly missed.
Mark Kinsey
November 3, 2013
My prayers are with you, your daughters and everyone at the firm.
It was an honor and pleasure knowing Bob and helping take care of the yard for so many years. It was a great privilege to know him and to be neighbors.
Paul Vannatter
November 2, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. He was as good as they come; smart, funny, and a pleasure to be around. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Corey & Laura Asay
October 31, 2013
Linda & Dave Allen
October 31, 2013
I am deeply saddened to hear about Bob passing. I hope and pray that you and the family will have strength during this time of loss. "You and everyone at ZSWS have my deepest sympathy."
Krista Turi Hobgood
October 31, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Michelle & Corrie
Michelle Titzer
October 31, 2013
Our prayers are with you. It was a privilege to have Bob as a teacher and as a co worker.
Darla Lindauer
October 30, 2013
I will miss Bob, one of my wonderful law partners, and a good friend. He was a humble man, sharp as a tack, and what a wit! He has been a symbolic reminder that a good lawyer can be at peace in the practice of litigation, despite all of its clamor. Thank you, Bob! (And Diane: our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Bob will be sorely missed.)
David and Leanne Guerrettaz
October 30, 2013
My sympathy to Bob's family, friends and colleagues upon his untimely passing.
David Jensen
October 30, 2013
Bob was a good man.
My condolances to the family. Sincerely,
John Appuhn
October 30, 2013
Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana expresses sincere condolences to the family of Bob Stayman. Our council will always be grateful for his friendship and support for Girl Scouts over many years, as well as for the many ways he contributed to the betterment of our community.
Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana
October 30, 2013
Thinking of you and your family Diane.

We love you,

Kirk, Amanda & Chase
October 30, 2013
Larry and Pam Ziliak
October 30, 2013
Take a deep breath Bob. Such a fine gentleman you were. Diane, I have you in my heart.
Kathy Hubert
October 30, 2013
Tim & Davi Raber
October 30, 2013
Dirk & Kristi Moore
October 30, 2013
Bob you will be missed. It was an honor working for you. Diane your family is in our prayers.
Mark and Nikki Hadley
October 30, 2013
Russ & Gail Mehringer
October 30, 2013
Diane, we are so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Find comfort in your memories and know you are loved by so many.
Dave and Susan Krieg
October 30, 2013
October 30, 2013
Maria Kinsey
October 30, 2013
Keeping you and family in my prayers!
Jessica blue
October 29, 2013
We will miss you.
Jenna and mark Kinsey
October 29, 2013
Lisa & Kevin Arvesen
October 29, 2013
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