Richard E. “Rick” Zarling, Jr., 63, of West Bend, passed away on Saturday, May 18th, 2019, at his home, in the company of his loving daughter, Rhiannon. Rick grew up in Kewaskum, and was an avid artist, musician, and athlete throughout much of his life. He obtained his art degree from UW Oshkosh and upon graduation was hired as a designer with Amity Leather in West Bend. He later founded and ran The End Zone, a Jackson sports bar. Above all, Rick’s passion for art endured throughout his life until the end. A talented oil painter, he lived to express himself here, whether depicting vintage autos in historic settings, recreating lyrical imagery from a song, recalling natural settings and wildlife he’d experienced, or capturing an individual or family in a portrait. As a student Rick played classical French horn, and in the following years sang and played harmonica in rock bands. He enjoyed competitive golfing, tennis, and basketball, and was quick with a joke and a story from his colorful life. Rick is survived by his daughter Rhiannon Klotz, of West Bend, and brother Karl Zarling, of Watertown. Preceding him in death were his parents Richard and Patricia Zarling, sister Julie Zarling, and brother Kurt Zarling. A memorial service will be held at Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum, June 2nd, 1:00pm, followed by a celebration of life party at Jug’s Hitching Post, Kohlsville, where in accordance with Rick’s final wishes much of his artwork will be displayed and available for purchase.