Robert Zellmann, 54

Robert Zellmann, 54

Robert L. Zellmann, age 54, of Norwood Young America, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at his home in Norwood Young America.
Funeral Service was Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church (18175 CR 50), Hamburg with Rev. Don Andrix officiating. Visitation was Friday 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to the service all at the church.
Robert Lee Zellmann was born May 6, 1960 in Arlington, the son of Robert J. and JoAnn (Dreier) Zellmann. He was baptized on May 29, 1960 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg by Rev. Wohlfeil and later confirmed in the faith at Emanuel on May 4, 1975 by Rev. Meyer. Robert was united in marriage with Roxanne Rolf on Nov. 26, 1983 at Emanuel Lutheran.
Robert was a graduate of Central High School in Norwood and had attended Willmar Community College. He had worked in construction mainly as a cement finisher for a number of local contractors. He also took on many side jobs for friends and neighbors. For the past few years Robert has been a sugar beet truck driver during the harvest in North Dakota.
Robert enjoyed his time hunting and fishing, especially trips with the guys. His biggest love was baseball and being around the ballpark. Robert had played Legion, VFW, high school, college and town team baseball and most games was either behind the plate or on the mound. He volunteered his time doing field maintenance and managing the concession stand for the Norwood Indians.
Robert will be remembered for his big smile and joking personality who was always willing to help others. He cherished the time spent with his sons and attending all of their activities.
Robert is preceded in death by grandparents Ernst and Ella Dreier and Otto and Della Zellmann.
Robert is survived by his loving family: sons Bobby (Emily) Zellmann of Oakdale, Andy (special friend: Callie Young) Zellmann of Shakopee; parents Bob and JoAnn Zellmann of Norwood Young America; sisters and brother Cathy (Charlie) Storms of Norwood Young America, Jim (special friend: Nikki Peterson) Zellmann of Norwood Young America, Connie (Doug) Bonk of Victoria; nieces and nephews Christy Storms, Corey (Cassie) Storms, Cara (fiance;: Jordan Voigt) Storms, Haley Peterson, Meaghan Peterson, Jordan Bonk, Callie Bonk; great niece and nephews Cidney Storms, Easton Storms and Carter Storms; uncles Bill Zellmann and Roger Dreier; aunt Janet Dreier; dog and good friend Maggie Mae: as well as cousins and many close friends.
Serving as casket bearers Dr. Bill Kloempken, Tom Kloempken, Bill Zellmann, Jon Zellmann, Mary Yaeck and Jackie Pijahn.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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