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Robert H. "Bob" Schmidt

Robert “Bob” Schmidt, a beloved father, husband and grandfather, suddenly left us after 62 years of life on April 26, 2022. We think he did this on purpose to avoid having to watch the Cubs current losing streak.


Robert was born in Peru, Illinois on October 19, 1959, and the spent the rest of his life with friends and family, a cold Miller High Life in hand and a laugh that could brighten any room he set foot in. Bob was a proud alumnus of St. Bede Academy. Throughout the rest of his life, he continued to support his alma mater as an enthusiastic attendee of Homecoming, with his bright orange rain gear to protect him from the storm. As a lifelong Cubs and Bears fan, every game day you could find him with his eyes glued to ESPN and a few choice words for the coaching depending on the score. He was a dedicated worker, who even took LeAnn’s bike on the 17-mile hike to work one morning after his truck broke down. For 10 years, he brought striped fairways back to the Bluff golf course and inspired his mother-in-law, Terry Hofelt, to put headlights on the lawnmower so he could finish his work past sunset.


He loved his family wholeheartedly and is missed dearly. He is predeceased in death by his parents, Howard “Moe” and Emily Schmidt. He is survived by his wife, LeAnn Schmidt, and brother, Russell (Christy) Schmidt. He lives on through his loving sons, Brandon and Daniel Schmidt, and granddaughter, Evelynn Lindsey. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that you make donations in Robert’s name to the American Stroke Association and to have one more Miller High Life before heading to bed. As Bob as would always say, “one more beer and I’m going to bed.”

Ptak Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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I'm sorry for your loss, was he your brother?

jim ryder May 5 2022 1:22 PM

Sorry for your loss. He was a good friend. We had good times! He will be missed

Jeff Hegland May 3 2022 10:58 PM

So sorry for your loss. Bob was a good friend. We had a lot of good times together! He will be missed!!!

Jeff Hegland May 3 2022 10:54 PM

Russ, so sad you lost your brother. We are all too young for that!. I hope you are doing fine in spite of a dismal year getting worse. Hang in there buddy!

henry maze May 3 2022 6:59 PM

So very sorry for loss. My sympathies to the family. I will always remember his ready smile and his favorite way of asking for another beer “Splash Me”

Debbie Vaughn May 3 2022 6:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Schmidt

Dergance Mary May 3 2022 3:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Schmidt

Mary Gnidovic Dergance May 3 2022 3:32 PM

Years ago partied with with Bob and a group of people at Lee's place. Always such a nice guy.! And ...our young daughter thought he was super cute, and he was so sweet to her 💔

Jim and Connie Lorden May 3 2022 11:31 AM

I am so saddened and shocked by this news. God bless his family. Had so many great memories from our family the Gapinski’s with his family

Karen Roby May 2 2022 10:58 PM

My condolences to his wife and children

Allison Hebel Rooney May 2 2022 9:19 PM

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