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Robert John Douglas Kohnhorst

September 26, 1964 — April 29, 2023


Robert Kohnhorst, 58, beloved Son and Father, was called to his eternal resting place on April 29, 2023. He entered this world on September 26, 1964 in Wausau, WI, born to Robert and Lois Kohnhorst. 

Rob grew up in Wausau. He was active in 4H as a child. He found himself in Minnesota for a couple of years after Highschool, but ended up back in Wausau. Rob found Jesus as his Lord and Savior, and was baptized at the age of 13. He would attend Youth Groups on Wednesday nights regularly. 

Rob was a HUGE fan of football. He loved to get involved in Fantasy Football Leagues. His favorite team to cheer for was The Denver Broncos. He could talk your ear off about anything football related. 
He enjoyed watching football with his friends and would make himself a root beer float, using Dad's Root beer (if he could find it).

Rob really enjoyed spending time at the Library. He liked to dig through all of the treasures that they had, mostly in the movies and music section.  His favorite was 80s music, and he knew so many different tidbits of information about the artist or band. 

He accidentally fell in love with his two cats Khloe and Tryxie. He loved to show them off, as if they were a child of his. He could easily bring them into any conversation and show off many pictures of them.
Hanging out with his grandchildren was one of his favorite things to do. He would often have them over to show them his favorite things, such as rock tumbling or watching Gilligan's Island. Playing some music on his vinyl records or just playing a board game with them. It didn't matter what they were doing, he just wanted to be there with them.

Robert was a very kind, loving person. He had a big heart and was compassionate to everyone that he met. Because of this, he is leaving behind many people that truly love him and will miss him dearly; not only for his kind, loving heart. But, for his funny sense of humor, his laugh and just his out look on life.

He is survived by his daughter Felisha Brzezinski. Her sisters Mary (Florida) and Angel (Wausau). (2)Granddaughters: Zayna, and Elsie, and their cousins Tiki and Revan ( who referred to Rob as Papa Robert). (2)Brothers: Terry (Sheila) Kohnhorst and James (Darlene) Kohnhorst. Sister: Barbara (Donald) Stetz and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends As well as his beloved cat Tryxie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brother: Thomas Kohnhorst. Nephew: Ryan Kohnhorst. Along with his cat Khloe. 

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday May 9, 2023 at 11:30 AM at ThriveChurch (400 Grand Ave, Wausau, WI 54403). Pastor Sheldon Miles will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the hour of service at the church.

The family would like to extend a thank you to the nurses who cared for Rob throughout his stay and would like to say a HUGE thank you to the Palliative Care Unit team (at Aspirus Wausau Hospital) for all of their compassionate care that they gave to make his stay as comfortable as possible. Plus all of the hospitality that they showed the many family and friends that visited him while he was there.

In Lieu of flowers. Please make a donation to any local animal shelter in Memory of Rob. 

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023

10:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

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