Robert Newbegin Sr.
Robert “Bob” Newbegin Sr, age 64, of DeForest, passed away May 11, 2017. He was born in Germany on February 23, 1953, the son of (ret) Maj. F. Newman Newbegin and Dorothy Halverson. He married his high school sweetheart Gisela (Skowronek) on February 21, 1976.
He graduated from LaFollette High school in 1971 and attended UW-Madison. He was a cabinet maker, general contractor, inventor, baseball coach and talented wood carver. He enjoyed wood carving, history, especially his genealogy research, art, music, and helping others. He loved spending time with his family and friends, above all his children and grandchildren. He touched the lives of many people, both in person and online, including far away relatives and those with monocular vision.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Robert Jr (Christine) and grandchildren Quinn and Max of Madison, WI and his son Andrew (Kristin) of Lawrence, KS; one sister Diane Buchanan; 1 niece and 3 nephews; and grand nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his mother and father, in-laws Rudolph and Elisabeth (Fischer) Skowronek, and his brother-in-law James Buchanan.
In keeping with Bob’s wishes, no services will be held. Please remember Bob in your own special way.
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