Bobby K. Linzmeier
Bobby K. “Linz” Linzmeier, 69, Junction City, died at Aspirus Wausau Hospital Friday, March 9, 2018, after an eight-month battle with cancer.1
Per his request, a celebration of his life will be held in May or June. Details will follow.
Pisarski Funeral Home of Stevens Point assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Linzmeier was born July 21, 1948, in Milwaukee, a son of the late Robert and Elsie Linzmeier. He graduated from Bayview High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in science and a Master of Science degree in education and professional development at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP).
He taught elementary school education in Stevens Point, mostly third and fourth grades, and primarily at McKinley Elementary School.
He owned Stagger Inn on the Public Square in Stevens Point in his younger years. He also operated Linz’s Lawn Care for more than 20 years and co-owned and worked with his wife, Gale, at Spitfire Grille Catering for more than 10 years, both up until the time of his death.
During his college years, he was the Pointer mascot for the UWSP football team and belonged to TKE fraternity.
In his younger years, he was active in softball and worked as a swimming instructor and life guard. He was instrumental in developing the swimming program at Lake Pacawa in Plover. He was also involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Plover Lions Club.
He also supported UWSP men’s basketball and sponsored an annual pig roast for the team.
Survivors include his wife, Gale; her sons, Chris (Jenny) and Kyle (Ashley) Kidder, of Wisconsin Rapids and Alaska, respectively; one daughter, Jessica Linzmeier, Stevens Point; one son, Jared (Deanna) Linzmeier, Nelsonville; five sisters, Sharon (Fred) Pohl, Joyce Linzmeier, Janet (Dennis) Nickels, Diane (Fernando) Lopez and Carol (Jeff) Wilburn; the mother of his children, Marge Linzmeier; and seven grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his younger brother, Baron; and many aunts and uncles.