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September 10, 2020

Robert J. Gehin

Robert J. Gehin, age 60, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 31, 2020, at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on October 22, 1959, in Madison, the son of Leo and Alma (Waefler) Gehin.

Rob graduated from Belleville High School in 1977 and then continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree and then a Master's in Plant Breeding and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On June 20, 1981, he was united in marriage to Brenda Flanagan at the Primrose Lutheran Church. Rob worked as a plant breeder with snap beans for 39 years for Ferry Morse, Harris Moran, and then HM Clause. He volunteered his time to coach wrestling, soccer, and baseball for over 20 years. Rob also was an avid Packers, Brewers, and Bucks fan. He also enjoyed traveling the countryside on his bicycle and woodworking. Most of all, he cherished his grandchildren and family.

Rob is survived by his wife, Brenda; sons, Andrew (Monica) and Thomas (Alisha); grandchildren, Ellie, Cohen, Cael, Evie, and Theron; siblings, Peggy (Michael) O'Brien, Judy (Michael) Casler, Richard (Terri) Gehin, and Roger Gehin. He is further survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Bev Flanagan; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Brad and Gerisue Flanagan; brother-in-law, Robin Reuter; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ronald; and sister-in-law, Belinda Reuter.

Private family services were held on Friday, September 4, 2020, at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home, 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville, WI, with Pastor Nicole Espe officiating.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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