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Robert John Beninghaus

April 7, 1962 — January 5, 2024

Sheboygan

 

Robert John Beninghaus, 61, passed away peacefully Friday morning, January 5th, 2024 in his

home with his loved ones by his side after a hard-fought battle against cancer. He was a man of

great faith, and found comfort in God.

He was born on April 7th, 1962 in Sheboygan, WI, the oldest son to the late Robert and Carole

(Rapin) Beninghaus. Robert attended Holy Name grade school and proudly graduated from

Sheboygan North High in 1980.

Throughout his life, he was an extremely hard worker, working varies jobs. He eventually started

his favorite job as Bus Driver Bob. He loved getting kids safely to and from school, and the daily

interactions with the “little strappers”.

Robert was a loving, loyal, and proud father of his children, Taylor and Trenton. He was always

active in the kid’s sports, either coaching them or being their biggest fan, you could always hear

him in the crowd. His kids have fond memories of playing countless games of pick-up basketball

or horse in the driveway while grilling out.

Robert’s passion for sports started young. After playing many sports especially basketball, he

was eventually given the nickname Boozer after Buck’s player Bob Boozer. He was a fierce

competitor on the court or diamond, playing many Gus Mackers and games over 6 decades. He

also enjoyed listening to Uecker on the radio for Brewers games and attending countless

Packer games.

He started his coaching career by volunteering at the Sheboygan Recreation Department, then

went on to help coach many successful basketball and football teams at Howards Grove High

School. He was able to end his coaching career at his alma mater, North High. There he was a

long-time JV and Assistant Varsity Coach. He was always able to think of some nickname to call

his players. Coach Booz took pride knowing he was helping shape young men's lives, and truly

embodying the “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” mentality.

When Boozer wasn't working or coaching, he enjoyed putting endless miles on his Harley. He

was usually accompanied by his love, Robin Aldag. With that, many poker runs and mystery

rides were had along side his brother, Tom, Jena and many friends. He was also an avid hunter,

and enjoyed spending any spare time out at the land with his good friend, JD.

Robert is survived by his children, Taylor and Trenton Beninghaus, his love Robin Aldag,

Brother Thomas (Jena) Beninghaus, nephew Jett Beninghaus, and other family members. He is

preceded in death by his father, Robert H. Beninghaus, sister Michelle Beninghaus, and mother

Carole Fritz.

Boozer wanted to personally thank everyone for all the prayers, compassion and generosity

throughout this journey. The family would like to thank all the medical professionals that have

assisted during this time, especially Dr Matthews and his staff.

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty & well preserved

body, but rather to skid in broadside, totally worn out and proclaiming, “Wow what a ride!””

Services will be held at Holy Name Catholic Church on January 13th, 2024. Visitation will begin

at 11:00 am, with Mass following at 1:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks to have contributions made towards the Jimmy V. Foundation.

Keep living the dream.

 

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Visitation

Saturday, January 13, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church

818 Huron Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081

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Mass

Saturday, January 13, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church

818 Huron Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081

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