Robert Irwin “Bob” Worzalla , 79
Robert Irwin “Bob” Worzalla died peacefully at Life Path Hospice Care on Sep. 23, 2014, in Tampa, Florida, at the age of 79.
He was born on Nov. 8, 1934, in Stevens Point, to the late Irwin and Hildegard Worzalla and he was married to Dorothy Kiefer in 1953 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nekoosa, presided by his uncle, Father Dennis Worzalla.
Bob started a career in television repair in Wisconsin Rapids at Miller TV. Over the next 10 years, the couple welcomed two children into their home, Robert Michael Worzalla and David John Worzalla, and set about teaching them life’s lesson. His children would remember him as a driven father who encouraged them to pursue their goals.
In 1967, he started a potato farm, Golden Boy Farms, followed by a career with N.E. Isaacson & Associates, a lake developer, in various positions with the company. In 1975, he started a Seafood Distributorship, Central Wisconsin Seafoods, with his youngest son, David. In 1985, he opened a Health Food Store in Brandon, Florida, and ran this business until he retired in 2010.
He was a generous, witty and dedicated individual who loved the health care field and who was passionate about helping people improve their health by using natural herbal remedies.
Bob is survived by son, David J. (Karen) Worzalla of Pawleys Island, South Carolina; sisters, Patricia (David) Olson of Stevens Point, Yvonne (David) Kopperud of Stevens Point, and Bonnie (Bill) Wright of Madison; grandchildren, Eric Worzalla of Misawa, Japan, Curtis Worzalla of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sophie Worzalla of Camp Douglas and Nash Worzalla of Pawleys Island, South Carolina; and great-granddaughter, Laney Worzalla of Paden City, Virginia.
He is preceded in death by son, Robert M. (Tammy) Worzalla of Camp Douglas; and brother, John “Whitey” Worzalla of Stevens Point.
No memorial service will be held. We ask instead that those of you who knew him to take a moment to remember him and celebrate his life. For online condolences to the family, please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.