Robert 'Bob' Schuhmacher

Robert 'Bob' Schuhmacher

Robert "Bob" Schuhmacher of Port St. Joe, Florida, passed away peaceful in the arms of his wife Debra (Begovatz) Schuhmacher on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Bob was born June 29, 1959, son of Carl Reinhardt and Rose Ann (Klecker) Schuhmacher. He graduated in the class of 1977 from Watertown High School.

He worked for Maas Brothers Construction, also as a heavy truck and trailer mechanic for Badger Utility and Fairway Transport. Bob married Debra Begovatz in December of 2006 and resided in Nekoosa for the next six years.

In September of 2009, Bob suffered a massive heart attack that sent him into early retirement. The two traveled the globe making Isla Mujeres, Mexico their second home. In April 2018, Bob was diagnosed with an aggressive, ugly form of cancer that was pass the point of no return. Not ready to give up, the two traveled up to three weeks of his passing.

He planned to swim with the whale sharks with Capt. Tony in August.

Bob is survived by his wife, Debra; his fur baby, Little Nellie; further survived by his son, Lee (Pam) and family of Watertown; brothers Paul, Carl (Brenda), John (Cindy) all of Watertown; his beloved Aunt Theresa Klecker and cousin Eddie (Rhonda) Klecker and family of Watertown; a great friend, Deb Donahue, of Wisconsin Rapids; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The first love of his life was his ole '49 Farmhall C (Gladys) that brought him many trophies at local tractor shows. Bob was active with the Knucklehead MC Make a Wish Foundation with his northern family. Since the move south he loved fishing the beaches of Indian Pass.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Uncle Joe, and other aunts and uncles, and fur baby, Molly.

Bob wishes were to have his body donated to science and cremated. The ashes are to be scattered in the Caribbean Sea and celebration of life will be held at a later date.

"You were my bobber and always kept me afloat, until we meet again." Your love.