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Bob "Skinny" Niehaus

Bob Niehaus, 81, Coast Guard veteran, of Lake Barrington, IL and formerly of Hermitage, PA passed from an extended illness surrounded by family on January 7, 2022. Loving husband of Elaine (Wojdanoski) Niehaus for 61 years. Beloved father of Robert L. Niehaus and Kerri L. (Kevin) Tenbrunsel. Cherished grandfather (Dadoo) of Lauren and Kaitlin Tenbrunsel. Brother-in-law to Carol Wojdanoski. Bob is preceded in death by his mother, Margaret ‘Peg’ Darlington (Niehaus).

Graduated from Hickory High School in 1958 and retired from National Castings, Midland Ross. Bob was an avid sports fan, reader and loved spending time with his granddaughters. Bob took pride in attending annual class reunions to keep in touch with high school friends and cherished his summers with wife, Elaine, and friends at Conneaut Lake and more than a decade of vacations on cruise ships. Bob will be remembered for how he participated in life by never missing the event of a family member and being fully present for every conversation. He was a great storyteller even when the most hilarious stories were about him. We will never forget his love for his family nor his faith, his height nor his big smile. In remembrance, rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association. A memorial will be held at a future date back in his hometown.

Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.

Make a donation to American Heart Association in honor of Bob "Skinny" Niehaus


Thinking of the entire family, especially my dear friend Bob, during these difficult days.

Cynthia Stark Jan 17 2022 4:22 PM

Carol and I pray the pain that Bob's family is feeling diminishes with time and replaced with the loving memories that Bob has left with us. I'll always remember Bob's crooked smile. He wore it well!

Kenneth P Carol L Niehaus Jan 16 2022 10:05 AM


KAREN FRYE Jan 13 2022 3:57 PM

Bob, praying that you and the family will hold on to all the precious memories of your dad as you keep his wonderful legacy alive! I'll be making a donation to the Heart Association to help celebrate his life that was well lived!

Sherrie Phillips Johnson Jan 13 2022 8:56 AM

Elaine,Bob,Kerri and family, my sincere condolences. Wishing you peace while Bob enjoys his wonderful forever.

Ronald Wright Jan 13 2022 6:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bob Niehaus

Amy Bailey Jan 12 2022 9:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bob Niehaus

Rev Jennie and Chandra Jan 12 2022 7:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bob Niehaus

Jone Sienkiewicz Jan 12 2022 2:12 PM

We would never have had the pleasure of knowing Bob had his daughter not married our son Kevin. That marriage provided a great addition to our family, which we will always cherish.

Shirley Tenbrunsel Jan 12 2022 2:01 PM