59, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Monday, June 20, 2011, at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 24, at St. Rose of Lima Church in Cuba City with Rev. David Flanagan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2–8 p.m. Thursday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City where the parish wake service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friends may also call from 8:30–10:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home before the service.
Bob was born on February 16, 1952, in Richland Center, Wisconsin, the son of Fred and Evelyn (Jackson) Beinborn. He married Rose Ann Loring on December 16, 1972. Bob worked at John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works from 1970–1988.
In 1970, he began coaching the “A” team boys’ basketball team at St. Rose. For 28 seasons, St. Rose became synonymous with basketball excellence, and Bob became synonymous with St. Rose. In 1986, Bob took on the role of freshman boys’ basketball coach at Cuba City High School–in addition to remaining the head coach of the St. Rose “A” team. In his first 16 years at the helm of the freshman squad. Bob led the Cubans to 13 regular season or tournament championships in the Dubuque (IA) Area Freshman League, including back–to–back unbeaten seasons in 1991–92 and 1992–93.
Bob retired from coaching St. Rose in 1998. But as was his fashion, he again added a second coaching duty–JV girls’ basketball coach at Cuba City High School. Bob continued to pull double duty with the freshman boys’ and JV girls’ basketball teams–often racing back from a boys’ game in time for the girls’ tip–off. In 1998, USA Today named Bob “Volunteer Coach of the Year” in Wisconsin for his countless hours helping youth of Cuba City. In 2001, the University of Notre Dame recognized Bob as its “Man of the Year” in Dubuque. In 2004, Bob was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Bob served as the mayor of Cuba City from 2004–2011. He was a member of the Lions Club, St. Rose of Lima Parish Council and School Board, and the Cuba City Fire Department. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing, and softball. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, son, friend, and coach. Rabbi’s t–shirts were seen everywhere.
Bob survived two serious bouts with cancer. The way he carried on through his struggle is a lesson to all in perseverance, courage, and humility. The positive influence that he has had on the future and people of Cuba City is truly heroic.
Survivors include his wife, Rose, of Cuba City, Wisconsin; one daughter, Kimberly Ann Beinborn, of Pewaukee, Wisconsin; two sons, Brian Kendall (Bridgette) Beinborn and Bradley Robert Beinborn, both of Madison, Wisconsin; two sisters, Vicki Beinborn and Cheryl Kern, both of Cuba City, Wisconsin; four brothers, Bill and John, both of Cuba City, Wisconsin, Don, of Rockton, Illinois, and Tom (Karla), of Lombard, Illinois.