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Robert L. Zastrow

September 15, 1936 November 19, 2018
Robert L. Zastrow
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Obituary for Robert L. Zastrow

Funeral services for Robert L. Zastrow, 82, Columbia, SD will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 24, 2018 at United Church of Christ, Columbia, Pastor George Parmeter officiating. Burial at Lakeview Cemetery, Columbia. Robert died Monday, November 19 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital.

Visitation will be 3:00-7:00 pm, Friday, with family present from 5:00-7:00 at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 South Main Street and one hour prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Robert L. Zastow was born September 15, 1936, to Helmuth ‘Max’ and Helen (Neff) Zastrow in Columia, SD. This is where he grew up and attended school. In 1956, Robert inlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1958.

On November 22, 1962, Robert married Nyla Martin after meeting her at PV Lumber Yard, where he was manager. In 1979, Robert purchased the lumber yard and changed the name to Columbia Building Supply. In 1968, Robert owned the bar in Columbia, known as Murphy’s Tavern, until 1970, when he started working as a rural postal carrier for the Columbia Post Office. He retired from the post office in 2003. Robert and Nyla raised five children. In 1997, they welcomed into the family their “Bonus Son” and his family, Marla’s natural brother. They enjoyed attending their childrens activities, traveling, and camping. He loved racing his stock car, watching NASCAR and collecting NASCAR model cars. Robert was a very kind person and loved animals, expecailly his horses and cats.

Grateful for having shared Robert’s life are his wife, Nyla Zastrow; children: Marla Zastrow, Terry (Wanda) Buchholz, Jesse Zastrow, Staci (Jeff) Seabold, Jana (Mike) Hahne, and Julie (Jeff) Voeller; grandchildren: Collin Spencer Zastrow, Brandon Jonathan (Hannah) Buchholz, Anne Marie Buchholz, Vanessa Marie Zastrow, Dakota Ray Zastrow, Audriana Kay Zastrow, Jacob Thomas Seabold, Kristofer Max Tunby, Amy Nicole Zastrow Voeller; great-grandchild; Amara Gene Buchholz; and sister, Ardyth Herrick.

Preceding Robert in death are his parents Max and Helen Zastrow; grandchild; Spencer Robert Zastrow; and brother, Jerry Zastrow


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

23

Nov

3:00 PM 11/23/2018 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/23/2018 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

with family present 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Visitation

Saturday

24

Nov

1:00 PM 11/24/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/24/2018 2:00:00 PM
Columbia Congregational United Church of Christ

201 N Broadway St
Columbia, SD 57433

Columbia Congregational United Church of Christ
201 N Broadway St Columbia 57433 SD
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

24

Nov

2:00 PM 11/24/2018 2:00:00 PM
Columbia Congregational United Church of Christ

201 N Broadway St
Columbia, SD 57433

Columbia Congregational United Church of Christ
201 N Broadway St Columbia 57433 SD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lakeview Cemetery Final Resting Place

Columbia, SD

Columbia SD
United States
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