Robert F. Stayman


March 30, 1946 - October 28, 2013

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Robert F. Stayman, 67, of Evansville passed away Monday October 28, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born March 30, 1946 in Chicago, IL to George and Marion (Held) Stayman.

Bob was a Partner for 40 years at Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel and Shoulders, LLP who focuses on Litigation, Construction Law, and Representation of Financial Institutions. Bob has handled dozens of jury and bench trials in State and Federal court, as well as numerous construction arbitrations.

Bob received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from DePauw University in 1968 and his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1973. He was a member of the Evansville Bar Association, having served as president in 1988, and was made a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Association in 1999.

Bob was chairman of the Vanderburgh County Board of Health. He was also the Past President of the local chapter of the American Cancer society and served on the Board of Directors of the United Way for eight years. He was the Chairman of the Board of WNIN Channel 9, the area’s local public television and radio station. Bob also served as the local Race for the Cure Affiliate Chairman for four years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1971. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Bob was a supporter of Chicago sports, especially the Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks.

He is survived by his companion, Diane Henke of Evansville; daughters, Jenna Kinsey (Mark) of Evansville and Kara Bell (Ryan) Santa Rosa Beach, FL; grandchildren, Maria, Kiara, Aalaysia, Devin and Dillon Kinsey and Gavin Bell; sister, Ann Hatke (Walt) of Schenectady, NY and nephews, George and Graham Hatke.

Visitation will be from 8:00 - 10:30 am Thursday October 31, 2013 at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN 47714.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am Thursday at the funeral home and will continue at 11:00 am with a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1760 Lodge Ave., Evansville, IN 47714 with Fr. Alex Zenthoefer officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1760 Lodge Ave., Evansville, IN 47714, WNIN, 405 Carpenter St., Evansville, IN 47708 or Vanderburgh County Humane Society, 400 Milner Industrial Dr., Evansville, IN 47710.

Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com



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