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Robert C. Schmidt

Hartford , Wisconsin

March 9, 1949 - June 8, 2024

Robert C. Schmidt Obituary

Robert Curtis Schmidt, age 75, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee from severe injuries suffered when a speeding car crashed into him while he was stopped at a red light.
 
Bob, as he was known to family and friends, was born on March 9, 1949, to Paul and Elveira (nee Zirbel) Schmidt. He was united in marriage with Faye Lehmann on November 2, 1968, in Hustisford, Wisconsin. Bob served our country in the United States Army from 1968-1971.


A notorious jokester and roving comedian, Bob was well loved for his unique sense of humor and being the life of the party. A lover of music, particularly blues and classic rock, he enjoyed playing his acoustic guitar and attending concerts by his favorite artists. A strong athlete in high school, he continued to enjoy playing basketball (at least until his knees gave out), volleyball,, golf, and bowling. He was a major fan of the Green Bay Packers, technically a co-owner, and attended the famous Ice Bowl - a fact he would bring up seemingly every few minutes. He also enjoyed gardening, photography, ales and lagers, Summerfest, tailgating at Brewers games, and playing cards, especially Sheepshead which earned him the moniker “The King of Queens.” An early adopter of technology and video cameras, he was also known as “Video Bob” for his well-received home movies and videos, which were quite elaborate for their time, He was a dog lover, supportive husband, terrific father, and the kind of grandfather (known as Pappy) who could never quite decide if he wanted to spoil his grandchildren or just make them laugh. So he did both.


Bob is survived by his adoring wife of 55 years, Faye Schmidt; loving sons Jason (Ellen) of New York City, and Justin (Holly Wells) of Uhrichsville, Ohio; brother Wayne of Hartford, Wisconsin; brother-in-law Norbert Lehmann (Jill) of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and cherished grandchildren Amelia and Vivian. He is further survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.


Bob is preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law Norbert and Priscilla (nee Radloff) Lehmann; brother-in-law Keith Lehmann, and sister-in-law Joyce Bartelt and her husband Tom.
 
A Memorial Service honoring Bob’s life will be held Friday, June 14, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, 824 Union Street, Hartford, WI 53027. Family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 p.m. -2:15 p.m. Please feel welcome to wear Bob’s favorite color, purple.
 
Private committal services will be held with military honors at Hustisford Cemetery, Hustisford, WI.


In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Bob’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS.org), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and or/to Habitat for Humanity, in care of the family are sincerely appreciated.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Robert C. Schmidt hosted by Shimon Funeral Home.

Robert Curtis Schmidt, age 75, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee from severe injuries suffered when a speeding car crashed into him while he was stopped at a red light.
 
Bob, as he was known to family and friends, was born on March 9, 1949, to Paul and Elveira (nee Zirbel) Schmidt. He was united in marriage with Faye Lehmann on November 2, 1968, in Hustisford, Wisconsin. Bob served our country in the United States Army from 1968-1971.


A notorious jokester and roving comedian, Bob was well loved for his unique sense of humor and being the life of the party. A lover of music, particularly blues and classic rock, he enjoyed playing his acoustic guitar and attending concerts by his favorite artists. A strong athlete in high school, he continued to enjoy playing basketball (at least until his knees gave out), volleyball,, golf, and bowling. He was a major fan of the Green Bay Packers, technically a co-owner, and attended the famous Ice Bowl - a fact he would bring up seemingly every few minutes. He also enjoyed gardening, photography, ales and lagers, Summerfest, tailgating at Brewers games, and playing cards, especially Sheepshead which earned him the moniker “The King of Queens.” An early adopter of technology and video cameras, he was also known as “Video Bob” for his well-received home movies and videos, which were quite elaborate for their time, He was a dog lover, supportive husband, terrific father, and the kind of grandfather (known as Pappy) who could never quite decide if he wanted to spoil his grandchildren or just make them laugh. So he did both.


Bob is survived by his adoring wife of 55 years, Faye Schmidt; loving sons Jason (Ellen) of New York City, and Justin (Holly Wells) of Uhrichsville, Ohio; brother Wayne of Hartford, Wisconsin; brother-in-law Norbert Lehmann (Jill) of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and cherished grandchildren Amelia and Vivian. He is further survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.


Bob is preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law Norbert and Priscilla (nee Radloff) Lehmann; brother-in-law Keith Lehmann, and sister-in-law Joyce Bartelt and her husband Tom.
 
A Memorial Service honoring Bob’s life will be held Friday, June 14, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, 824 Union Street, Hartford, WI 53027. Family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 p.m. -2:15 p.m. Please feel welcome to wear Bob’s favorite color, purple.
 
Private committal services will be held with military honors at Hustisford Cemetery, Hustisford, WI.


In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Bob’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS.org), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and or/to Habitat for Humanity, in care of the family are sincerely appreciated.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Robert C. Schmidt hosted by Shimon Funeral Home.

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