Robert Beauchamp

November 29, 1985July 20, 2012

Marengo--Robert “Bobby” Beauchamp, 26, of Marengo passed away Friday, July 20, 2012 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin.

He was born November 29, 1985 in Libertyville to Timothy and Rita (Roll) Beauchamp. Starting in the 4th 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, 4-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 that meant a great deal to Bobby.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9pm on Tuesday, July 24, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo. Visitation will continue from 10am to the 11am funeral service on Wednesday, July 25, at 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.

For information call the funeral home at 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 24, 2012
  • Continued Visitation Wednesday, July 25, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Matthew Bodtke

July 26, 2012

Bobby, you showed me light where there was dark. You kept me strong when I was not. You made me realize that there's so much more to life than much of what I was doing at the time. You opened my eyes, my mind, and my soul to much more than anyone else could. You were my brother, my mentor, and the best friend that anyone could ever ask for. I have many regrets in my life, and one of them is not telling you how much I appreciated everything that you did for me while I had the chance. I'm glad you're no longer upset or in pain anymore. You're free now, bro. I love you man.

To Mom and Dad:
I am of course referring to Rita and Tim; I say Mom and Dad because you were my second parents and you always will be. I can't even begin to imagine what you're going through. You raised one hell of a son. He was there for everyone around him and brought everyone together around him. Such a passion for life, and everything he did in it. He was my brother, and I miss him dearly, and he'll always have a special place in my heart. I sat in the family section because I am family, we were all there for each other, and we always will be. The both of you know that I will always be here if the two of you need anything at any point. I love both of you as much as I love him and all the rest of my family and yours.

July 26, 2012

Tim, Rita, Christa and Beth,
So many football games with pots of Tim's chili, so many wrestling matches with all of us rooting each boy on. So many days since they were little and grown into men. So few words left to say. We are all just so sorry.
Bruce, Rosi, Bruce II (LB), and Blaise Svendsen

Tim and Sue Henn

July 26, 2012

To the Beauchamp Family: Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for all of you. My husband remembers Bobby as a polite, knowledgable young man. Tim and Rita, you raised a wonderful son.

Ryan McQueen

July 26, 2012

Shoutout to the Beauchamp family.
Thank you for everything you have done for my family. You have inspired their lives like no other, being their "weekend family". Today, when i looked into everyones eyes, i could tell a big part of them was missing. I can't express my thanks and sorrow for your family enough.

aryn milazzo

July 26, 2012

Bobby will always be in my fondest memories of Jr high. It was a small class and Bobby was a big part of it. R.I.P Bobby.

Don Strauss

July 25, 2012

Bobby, was one who also stopped by when he saw you to say Hi. He willed be missed by everyone he meet. God Bless.

Monica Zieba

July 25, 2012

I had the pleasure of knowing Bobby and will always remember the good times we shared. Rest in Peace honey. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Steve and Adele Weskerna

July 25, 2012

Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Beauchamp Family on the loss of your beloved Son and Brother. May the fond memories of his life help to hold and heal you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Katie Schroeder

July 25, 2012

May you be at peace Bobby. I am so sorry for your loss, to your family and friends.

Mary Kellett

July 25, 2012

There is nothing I can say to ease your pain. You will never be the same. There is no greater grief that can tear you apart than the loss of a child. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.