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Robert Zanto

October 26, 1934 — October 27, 2021

Robert Victor Zanto, age 87, of Ripon, WI, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Patriot Place in Berlin.

Robert was born October 26, 1934, in Princeton, WI, the son of Victor and Viola (Lunow) Zanto. He graduated from Princeton High School. In 1954, Robert married Marlene Krentz, and celebrated over 62 years together. Robert worked as a supervisor in the plastics department at Speed Queen where he retired from. He loved his summerly visits to Flanagan’s Pearl Lake Campsites in Redgranite, WI, where he has camped every summer since 1975. Robert also enjoyed trips to Ocean Landings Resort in Florida. He was a member of Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ripon.

Robert is survived by a son, Dennis (Diane) Zanto of Land O’ Lakes, FL; daughter, Dianne (Patrick) Flanagan of Redgranite, WI; grandchildren, Brooke (Scott) Vanevenhoven of Ripon, WI, Jodi Zanto of Florida, and Nathan Flanagan of Redgranite, WI; great-grandchildren, Ella Zanto, Sam and Fritz Vanevenhoven; sister-in-law, Kathy Krentz; good friends, Gus, John, Bob and many other camping friends. He was preceded in death by parents, wife, Marlene Zanto; son, Steven and brother-in-law, Clarence Krentz, Jr.

Visitation for Robert will be held on Monday, November 1, 2021, from 10 – 11:00 am at Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 320 Mt. Zion Dr., Ripon, WI.

Funeral Service for Robert will be held on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 11:00 am at Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ripon with Pastor Michael Sheppard officiating. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in the Town of Ripon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 320 Mt. Zion Dr., Ripon, WI 54971.



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