MARENGO – Robert "Bobby" Beauchamp, 26, of Marengo, passed away Friday, July 20, 2012, at Sherman Hospital in Elgin.
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He was born Nov. 29, 1985, in Libertyville, to Timothy and Rita (Roll) Beauchamp. Starting in the fourth grade, Bobby attended Riley School. He graduated from Marengo Community High School in 2004.
He worked alongside his dad at Tim's Automotive in Union. He was known for his exceptional mechanical skills and would even leave study hall during high school to go to the shop and work on the buses. He was a true "motor head" who enjoyed wheeling, snowmobiling, four-wheelers and race cars.
He was always up for an adventure and loved to travel. Bobby had a special connection with children, especially his nieces and nephews. His dogs, Smokey and Bandit, were also very important to him.
Bobby was known for his kindness and the respect he showed others. He was incredibly strong, both physically and emotionally. He was calm, wise beyond his years, and always looked for the good in everything. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his parents, Tim and Rita; his sisters, Christa (Ralph) Stalesky and Elizabeth Beauchamp; his grandma, Sharon (Doug) Fender; his great-grandpa, Aaron Beauchamp; his nieces and nephews, Bridget, Damien, Brandon, Destiney, Kaylee, Devin and Kamron; his uncles, Bryan Beauchamp and Brad (Melissa) Beauchamp; his aunts, Vickie (Jon) Stumpf and Dee Milenkovic; and many other extended family members and close friends who meant a great deal to Bobby.
The visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Highway, Marengo. The visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, July 25, in the funeral home.
Interment will be in Marengo City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the trust set up for Bobby as the "Beauchamp Trust" at Prairie Community Bank, 18001 Jefferson St., P.O. Box 424, Union, IL 60180.
Online condolences may be made at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-568-8131.
Published in the Northwest Herald on July 22, 2012