Robert W. Zuerlein

Robert “Bob” “Zip” William Zuerlein, 88, of Kearney, died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Kearney Regional Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy of Kearney; two sons, Kirby Zuerlein and fiancé Linda Carroll of Red Cloud, and Kevin Zuerlein and special friend Sherry Hourihan of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren; five stepchildren; 15 step grandchildren; 12 step great grandchildren; sister, Gerry Scanlon of Marian, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, LuAnn and Ellen; an infant son, Kurtis; daughter, Kelly Zuerlein; brother, Gilbert Zuerlein; and two sisters, Margaret Swerczek and Betty Wilhelm.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 19, 2018 at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home with Fr. Joseph Hannappel officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Kearney Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Cedar Rapids High School (Riverside) Scholarship Fund or the Peterson Senior Center Beverage Bar. Condolences may be shared online at