Robert John Domann, 73, of Howards Grove, passed away at home on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 with his loving wife at his side. He was born September 13, 1942 in Kohler, to Robert and Dolores (Stieber) Behrens. Sadly, Robert Behrens was killed in the Pacific Arena in WWII and never got to meet his infant son. Several years later Dolores married Alton Domann and he adopted "Bobby". Bob married the love of his life, Mary Ann Beninger in 1968. Together Bob and Mary Ann had two beautiful children, Lori and Jeff. After 35 years together Mary Ann passed away to cancer. Several years later, Bob married Denise Cook of Pewaukee. They enjoyed nine happy years together until Bob's death.
Bob graduated from Kohler High School and went on to graduate from Ripon College. His working life started at the Garton Toy Company and after 12 years Bob moved to the Kohler Company, and ended his career at Eclipse Manufacturing.
Bob enjoyed many things, but at the top of his list was New Orleans Jazz music. He endlessly supported jazz music, and even produced two CDs featuring some of America's top New Orleans jazz musicians. You could find him in New Orleans every April at the French Quarter Festival. Bob was also an avid golfer, playing with more enthusiasm than skill, but still managing to shoot two holes-in-one including one at Black Wolf Run. Bob and Denise enjoyed traveling immensely. They cruised extensively to the Caribbean, Alaska, and a river cruise in Europe. They also enjoyed trips to London, Nova Scotia, and Charleston. They even attended the annual balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico. An avid sports fan, Bob was also a Brewer "nut", and rarely missed a Packer, Badger, or Bucks game on TV. He was also a member of the Sheboygan Noon Lions for many years.
In 2012 Bob was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. He underwent a stem cell transplant, but relapsed after 18 months. Shortly after that he was diagnosed with melanoma, another incurable cancer. Bob was inspirational fighting his cancers. He took everything in stride and remained the nicest man you'd ever want to meet. He will be missed not only by his family, but also by many friends including his golf gang at Town & Country, and his McDonald's coffee group.
Bob is survived by his mother, Dolores Domann; his loving wife Denise; and his children Lori Smith and Jeff (Kirsten Lund) Domann. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ann, his father and step-father, two Uncles Donald (Val) Stieber and Jack (Katie) Stieber, and son-in-law Steven Smith.
It was Bob's wish to have his body donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and to have a celebration of his life.
The celebration will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Zimmer Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center, W2132 Garton Rd. Sheboygan.
The family would like to express their deep gratitude to all of Bob's doctors and nurses at Froedtert's Cancer Center in Milwaukee, the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center in Sheboygan and Aurora At Home Hospice.
W2132 Garton Road
Sheboygan, WI 53083