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Michael A. Zoch

March 12, 1958 ~ February 25, 2019 (age 60)

Michael A. “Mike” Zoch, age 60 years, of West Bend found peace on February 25, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend surrounded by his loving family.

Mike was born on March 12, 1958 in Milwaukee to Leslie Zoch and Beverly Judge (formerly Zoch) (nee Vien). 

Mike was an avid Harley Davidson rider.  He loved fishing, being outdoors, cooking, and playing the drums.  Mike worked at Heartland Woodcraft and parttime at Jokers 5 Pub.  He made numerous wood projects for his friends and family.  Mike’s claim to fame was making beef jerky and bringing it for everyone to enjoy.

Those Mike leaves behind to cherish his memory include his daughter, Melissa (Matthew Rouse) Zoch, mother, Beverly Judge; sister, Tammy Zoch; two grandchildren, Tyler and Riley Zoch; and girlfriend, Chrissy Taylor.  He is further survived by other relatives and friends. 

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Zoch; as well as his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Memorial Service for Mike will be held at 1 pm on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Myrhum Patten Miller Kietzer Funeral Home (1315 W Washington St.  – West Bend, WI  53095).

Mike’s family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Friday from 11 am until the time of service.

Memorials can be sent to Mike's GoFundMe page at:

Mike’s family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the St. Joseph’s Hosptial ICU for the loving care they provided.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home of West Bend has been entrusted with Mike’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at

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