Robyn Hillmann, 57, left this life June 8, 2019 for a better life. She passed on under the care of Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau WI after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. A celebration of life will be held at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St., Wausau on Tuesday June 18, 2019 from 5-7pm and again on Monday July 8, 2019 from 1-3pm at the Fence Town Hall, Fence WI.
Robyn was born on May 10, 1962 in Iron Mountain Michigan to Robert and Carma Schaumann, the oldest of four children. The family lived in Armstrong Creek WI and Robyn graduated from Goodman-Armstrong Creek High School in 1980 as Salutatorian of her class and later Fox Valley Technical School, Appleton WI with an Associate Degree in Interior Design. She used her degree working for the Wausau JC Penney in the custom drapery department when she decided to become a nanny, first in Wausau and later in Chicago. Robyn spent a total of 17 years in Chicago and then returned to Wausau and worked at Eastbay/Footlocker as a Team Leader.
Robyn lived most recently in the Wausau East Apartments and she loved the history of the building and sharing her apartment on a Marathon County Historical Society tour of homes. She had many interests and was an avid quilter (yes Robyn, you DID die with the most fabric, you won!), gardening, traveling, and children. She was an active member of Jaycees during her time in Wausau and was President of the local Jaycees and served on both the state and national organizations in various capacities. Robyn had a kind and gentle spirit and an infectious laugh. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her father Robert Schaumann, and Grandparents, Jim and Irene Weinfurter and Richard and Evelyn Schaumann.
She is survived by her mother Carma Schaumann, sisters Jody Kratky (Hank), Shelley Schaumann, brother Stewart Schaumann, and stepson Zachary Hillmann. Robyn has many cousins; Marelene, Donnie, Mark, Mickey Sue, Patti, Mike, Jeanne, Tom, Sharon, Beth, Jim, Anne, Mary, John, Todd, Leesa, Keri, Eric, Amy and Kim.
Also, Robyn is beloved by the children that she nannied: Augusta Prehn DeVries, Fritz, Aurora, Harrison Prehn and Robert, Courtney and Carleigh Connelly.
The family would like to thank Dr Rezazadeh and his staff, the nurses at Aspirus Wausau Hospital and the staff at Aspirus Hospice House for their care and compassion.