Robert G Benzschawel
Apr. 24, 1954 - Sept. 8, 2022
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022
4:00 pm
Faith Alliance Church
468 N. State St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Faith Alliance Church
468 N. State St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Robert G Benzschawel
Chilton, WI

Robert G. “Bob” Benzschawel, Jr. age 68, of the Town of Brothertown, left his earthly home on Thursday, September 8, 2022 and entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior. Bob was born April 24, 1954 in Green Bay, WI. Son of the late Robert & Florence (Lukaszewski) Benzschawel, Sr.  He married Penny Glaser on August 24, 1991 in Brillion, Wisconsin.

Bob graduated from Brillion High School in 1972.  After entering the work force out of high school, Bob later found a home with Endries International where he worked for over 30 years.  As a sales professional he helped provide fasteners and maintenance supplies for manufactures.  After retiring from Endries Bob took on part-time work at Piggly Wiggly in New Holstein.

Bob was a member of Faith Alliance Church in Chilton, where he sang with his men’s group, “Standing Firm”, for over 20 years.  Singing was his passion and the group used their platform to bring the promises of God’s salvation to those in church and in the community.  Along with singing, Bob enjoyed playing his guitar and writing music. 

Motorcycling was Bob’s favorite hobby.  He was a member of the Christian Motorcyclists Association and helped establish their local Appleton chapter, Exodus Riders.  Bob and Penny were also part of their church riding group, One Way Riders.  He truly enjoyed the times spent with church family riding together. 

In his time at home, Bob loved being with his family, spending time outdoors around a campfire or cutting and splitting wood to heat the home.  Bob cherished his children and grandchildren and took every opportunity to share Christ’s love for each of them.  He was a true man of God and prayed diligently for each one of them by name daily.  His greatest desire is for each one of them to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. 

Bob looked at every day, every job, church service, motorcycle ride, shopping trip or doctors visit as an opportunity to reach someone for Christ.  He never let a day go by without sharing the love of Christ and the salvation Christ provides with everyone that he came into contact with.  If you have ever had the opportunity to meet Bob you can be sure you would hear of Christ's love for you and the salvation that Christ offers through a story and a single penny. If you would like to know more about the penny and it’s meaning, come to the service. 

Bob emulated Jesus Christ in all he did.

A special thank you to Wayne “Bud” Wieting for his selfless gift to Bob. Bud donated a kidney to Bob on March 7, 2018 giving Bob 4 ½ more years of life to share with his family. We will be forever grateful for this. We love you Bud and Barb.

Bob is survived by his wife: Penny; his children: Tara (Sal) Longo, Eric (Sara) Benzschawel, Kate Benzschawel; 5 grandchildren: Bryson & Addison Longo, Olivia, Nora & Lily Benzschawel; and his siblings: Kathie (Nick) Kesler, Carol (Jerome) Popp, Pat (Kerry) Kuehl, Jean (Tom) Roehrig, and Joan (Steve) Texmunt. As well as many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents: Robert & Florence Benzschawel and Godson Sam Kuehl.

Funeral service will be at 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Faith Alliance Church (468 N. State St.) in Chilton with Rev. Jim Jensen officiating. Friends may call at the church from 1:00 pm until 3:45 pm on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Memorials given in the name of Robert G. Benzschawel, Jr. are appreciated for the Christian Motorcyclists Association, “Run for the Son”, and the American Kidney Foundation.

Those wishing to watch a memorial video or see flowers and gifts that were given to the family may do so by clicking HERE.
Unforgettable moments gives us the memories that lasts forever. R.I.P. "Clutch" #88.
You will be missed.

Tom Schwahn (Friend) - Sept. 15, 2022

Goodness what a disciple! Bob is an outstanding example of living out The Great Commission. We are so grateful for the role he's played in Sal and Tara's life which in turn has impacted our lives and the life of our small group! I'm so happy we get to hear of Bob's love for Christ each time his name is mentioned. My favorite 'Bob-ism' is that he always said 'Thank you Jesus'; always pointing back to God and giving him all of the glory! Sal and Tara would share their conversations with Bob during our lessons and it just amazes me that God was using him to teach us all the way down in Newnan, GA and Bob didn't even know it! I'm so thankful for his example and to have met him for just a brief time. I know if was a glorious day when he met his Savior and heard "Well done my good and faithful servant."

Amanda Hensel (Friend of the Longo's) - Sept. 15, 2022

Our friendship went beyond having the same last name (even if you pronounced it wrong lol) but to the things we enjoyed together. Although time and distance meant we didn’t get to see each other very often I always considered you a friend. I remember many long, meaningful conversations and always appreciated your ready laughter and amazing smile. Peace my brother.

Benji Benzschawel (3rd Cousins and Friends ) - Sept. 13, 2022

Bob was kind and generous throughout his entire life, as a child, an adolescent and into adulthood. That's a track record that is hard to match.

Don Hauser (Childhoood Friend (Wisconsin Ave) 12 year classmate) - Sept. 12, 2022

Bob use to call on a business I worked at. I always enjoyed his stops. His love for the Lord and his family were always mentioned. Always upbeat. You have my sincerest sympathy. The world lost a great man but Heaven gained another angel!

Cindy Kruis (friend) - Sept. 12, 2022

What can I say about Bob other than
a great friend Bob tended bar for me in the MId 80's and I also had a young girl Penny also working for me one nite after bar closing BOb and I sat down and he said I really like that girl Penny Do think I should ask her out
I replied yes Bob You guys' would be a great
We'll the rest is history So very sad to here of Bob's Passing rest in peace my friend
so very sorry I will not be there will be out of town
my very best regards to all of the family who I know so very well

don vogel (old friend ) - Sept. 12, 2022

Open his home and heart for me for a year as an exchange student. We laughted so much together.

Aleks (Host daughter) - Sept. 11, 2022

brother Bob & I got to know each other when I worked @ IAC Substrates in Sheboygan. He used to deliver parts there & we would talk about Jesu stogether & riding motorcycles . I've always remembered him but wasn't sure where he was living. But now he's in the arms of Jesus, he run the race, fought he fight , and will obtain the prize! I'll be seeing him in Heaven later. So sorry for the loss of Bob. He was such an encouragement to me!

John Duerwaechter (Brother in Christ) - Sept. 10, 2022

Could not have asked for a better friend. Always there if you needed help or someone to talk to.

Terry Berge (Friend) - Sept. 10, 2022

you were a great guy. will miss you steve

steve moehr (friend) - Sept. 10, 2022

At a time when I was really hurting, Bob and Penny welcomed me over to visit with them. Really meant alot to me.

Sheryl Kobriger (Friend) - Sept. 10, 2022

Bob always had a ready smile and a prayer for us. Loved his upbeat attitude and his deep love of the lord.

Ken Weber (Friend) - Sept. 10, 2022

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