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310th BG,381st BS, Lt Bob Zulauf, B-25 Pilot /MTO
1944 | Corsica
310th Bomb Group, 381st Bomb Squad of the 57th Bomb Wing and the 12th Air Force.
Robert P. Zulauf, 88, of Perrysburg, Ohio died suddenly on August 22, 2010. A private memorial service will be held at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, Ohio. A second memorial service will be held on September 25, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in Olathe, Kansas at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 143rd Blackbob Road. Bob Zulauf was born February 7, 1922 in Granite City, Illinois to Jacob A. and Blanche Degonia Zulauf. He lived most of his life in the Kansas City metro area where he attended school in North Kansas City. He served in the Army Air Corps and was a B-25 bomber pilot during World War II. He served in the Mediterranean Theater where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He attended the University of Missouri (Columbia) where he earned a degree in journalism. He worked in the advertising industry before entering sales. He retired in 2000. In 2007, Bob reunited with Dorothy Darr, his high school sweetheart, and in 2008 he moved to Perrysburg, Ohio where he and Dorothy shared a full and rewarding new life together. Bob's affiliations included St. Aidan's and St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Churches, the Overland Park Civic Band, Indian Creek Racquet Club, the Kansas City Federation of Musicians, the World War II 57th Bomb Wing group, and various senior organizations. He volunteered his time to speak about his World War II experiences at various schools, groups and clubs. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Frances. He is survived by his daughters, Carol Zulauf of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Ruthanne Potter of Shawnee, Kansas; a brother, Jack Zulauf; two sisters, Ruth Hess and Mary Charlotte Clay; grandsons, Grady Mathai-Jackson and wife Annette, Ryan Jackson and wife Heather; granddaughters, Robin Potter, Brynn Rector, and Lauren Potter; and 4 great- grandchildren; Kylie, Suraya, Colin and Aleah. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob's name to the North Kansas City High School Music Education Program, 620 East 23rd Avenue, North Kansas City, MO 64116-3090. www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.Published in Kansas City Star on August 29, 2010