Robert J. Beaver, 46 of Eau Claire passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 in Eau Claire.

Robert was born on November 12, 1970 to Jack Beaver and Patricia Ward in Madison, Wisconsin.  He grew up in Eau Claire and graduated from North High School.  Growing up, Rob’s dad, Jack, was his hero and their fishing trips together were some of their best memories. 

Robert married Amy Bohms on June 5, 2010 in East Lansing, MI.  They have spent 12 wonderful years together.  Rob’s passion was Martial Arts and he started his martial arts career at Karate America in Altoona.  He loved helping other students perfect their techniques and prepare for their belt tests.  He enjoyed helping them be the best they could be.  His lifelong dream was to start his own martial arts school.  For the last five years Rob had enjoyed working for Associated Milk Producers, Inc and loved the comradery and friendships he made there; they became family.

Rob was a goofball to all who knew him and he would say that, “if he made you smile then that’s all that mattered.”  He had an unbelievable caring and compassionate love for animals especially his cats, “the girls.” He loved the Green Bay Packers and he and Amy always wore their lucky jerseys on Sundays to watch the game, or yell at the T.V.  Rob lit up every room he entered and left a lasting impression with everyone he met. 

He is survived by his wife, Amy; his step-daughter, Kya; and his step-grandson, Kaizer; as well as his parents, and many other friends and family.

Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel.


  1. Amy, my heart is broken for you. I’m so many miles from you, just know you are in my thoughts. I would give anything to be there with you. Focus on those happy moments,knowing you I’m sure there are many. Love you Amy, Stu, Paula and mandy

  2. Amy, I’m so very sorry to hear about the passing of your husband, Rob. There really are no words that can help to take away your sadness or pain. Please know that if you need anything at all, I am always available to help in any way. For now, my prayers are for you and your family to find strength and guidance. Love, Debbie Gillette

  3. Rob (or Robby, as I knew him) was a childhood friend. Although we lost touch after high school, I have many memories of fun times with him on Mont Claire Road. I vividly remember him showing us his karate kicks & how he could kick a piece of x-ray paper out of our hands even if we held it WAY over our head! I am not surprised to hear what a loving family and he had — he was always a caring soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you all feeling this sad loss. Peace to you all.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Rob’s (or Beave, as he was known to the guys at the dojo) passing.
    It is so true, about his humorous, goofball nature. I always loved traveling and rooming with him, at tournaments. Some of us STILL tell stories that bring a smile to our face………

  5. My Dearest Amy,
    I am very sorry to hear about Rob’s passing. I know you know this but I am hear for you. My thoughts and prayers to you and the family. Sending you hugs from NJ. XOXO

  6. I knew growing up in school and what I remember most is that he always was trying to get you to smile or laugh. Rob made you feel like that was his focus. Thank you for sharing him with the world. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. I didn’t know him well, but I do remember the fun and goofy presence he had. God Bless his whole family and may God bring you peace and comfort in your loss. ” GO PACKERS ”

    Tom Kubista “88”

  8. Amy, we are so sorry to hear about Rob. What a shock. Judy and I are thinking of you, sending love and light. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do. We love you!

  9. Amy, we’ve never met but know that you & your children are in our thoughts & prayers. Rob was instrumental in the training our son Joe for his black belt 20 years. We appreciated the time and devotion Rob gave to Joe and have thought of him as our “Son”. We’re so glad that we reconnected with him this past year on Facebook and saw him at the spring Karate tournament. Rob will be missed. Jack: We’re saddened by your lose and cannot begin to know how you must feel. Know that we love you and are here if you need anything.

  10. Dearest Amy, Howard and I want to send you our deepest sympathies for your loss. Lots of love, support, concern and care are coming your way from the entire Hart Hearing Care Family. Take care, Sweet Amy and please know that ALL of us are here for you!
    Lisa H. and Howard M.

  11. Amy…I’m truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Please know that if there is anything that you may need, I’m here. Sending you hugs from your NJ family. xoxo

  12. “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” -Maya Angelou. Amy, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Please know my love and prayers are with you. XO

  13. Amy….I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know that if you need anything I am here for you. Hugs and love from your New Jersey family! xoxo

  14. Amy,
    I’m so terribly sorry for your loss, no words can express it! We’re sending prayers your way!!!
    Judy, Rick, Kai, Sophie, & Robby

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