"His big heart led him to action:" Brother of Kenosha man who died during Culver's robbery speaks out

NOW: “His big heart led him to action:“ Brother of Kenosha man who died during Culver’s robbery speaks out

We're hearing from the brother of a Kenosha County man who died during a robbery at a Culver's Restaurant in Madison.

Chris Kneubuehl was with three other contractors finishing up a tiling job early Tuesday morning when two men held them at gunpoint while trying to get money from the safe. The 6'7" Kneubuehl is being remembered as someone with a heart the size of his frame.

"His big heart led him to action, he was not a guy who sat around and watched tv," said Tom Kneubuehl. "He was a guy who was always doing something."

Chris was an artist, but not with a paintbrush. His specialty was laying tile and stone. The kind of delicate and intricate work he was doing at the Madison Culver's is in businesses nationwide. He was even asked to train contractors working on the new World Trade Center in New York.

"He impacted a lot of people, he cared a lot about people, he reached out to them, very engaging person, personality wise," Tom said

Chris had a fiancee and was a father. In fact, his stepson was on the three others on the job with him when, Tom said, the robbers forced Chris to use his tools and open the safe.

"So, I think he was very stressed about his employees, and his stepson," Tom added.

As Madison police search for the robbers, they're investigating this as a homicide.

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