WAUSAU, Wis. — Robyn Hillmann, 57, left this life June 8, 2019, for a better life. She passed on under the care of Aspirus Hospice House in Wausau after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer.
A celebration of life was held Tuesday, June 18 at Helke Funeral Home in Wausau.
There will be a celebration of life from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, July 8 at the Fence Town Hall in Fence Wis.
Robyn was born on May 10, 1962, in Iron Mountain to Robert and Carma Schaumann, the oldest of four children. The family lived in Armstrong Creek Wis., and Robyn graduated from Goodman-Armstrong Creek High School in 1980 as salutatorian of her class and later from Fox Valley Technical School in Appleton, Wis., with an associate degree in Interior Design.
Robyn 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.
Robyn is survived by her mother, Carma Schaumann; sisters, Jody Kratky (Hank), Shelley Schaumann; brother, Stewart Schaumann; and stepson, Zachary Hillmann. She 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.