THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
James H. Robenhorst
Issue Date: July 26, 2018
James Herbert Robenhorst, 66, of Suring, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018, surrounded by family.
Born June 21, 1952, to Jean (Gardebrecht) and the late Herbert Robenhorst, he grew up in the Suring area and attended Suring High School. He worked at US Cable, Steve Brickner and then the Town of Breed for over 15 years doing various jobs until he was unable to, due to health reasons.
With his enjoyment of riding horses and watching the joy it brought his two girls, he opened North Branch Riding Stables. An active outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, ice fishing, riding four wheelers, attending fisheries and cutting grass.
Always surrounded by lots of family and friends, he enjoyed being involved in and serving his community, was often at church on Sundays with his mother Jean, attended parades where he donated a bike to a lucky boy or girl, had lots of personality and loved to tell jokes, always trying to make people smile, but most of all, was a great father and did whatever he could to make sure his two girls were happy.
He is survived by his mother, Jean Robenhorst; two daughters, Crystal Robenhorst (Matt) and Heather Winters (Brett); three grandchildren with a grandson due in October; two brothers, Richard (Jane) Robenhorst and Ray (Phyllis) Robenhorst; three nephews, Ray Jr., Neil and Chad Robenhorst and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert; a sister-in-law, Pat Robenhorst and infant siblings, Jeffrey and Thomas Robenhorst.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Breed from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Paul Scheunemann officiating. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring is assisting the family with arrangements.