Robert G. Schmidt

Schmidt, Robert G. Born to Eternal Life surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Age 89. Beloved husband for 65 years, to the late Rose Marie (nee Lopac). Loving mother of Bob (Merri), Dennis (Cindy) and Susie (Kevin). Dearest grandpa to Eric and David, Kia (Eric) and Spencer. Loving brother of Audrey Manz, Lorraine and Richard (Pat) Schmidt. Dear brother-in-law of Mary Ellen Schmidt. Further survived by dear family friend Sue Derr, other relatives and friends. A decorated veteran of the United States Army, Bob proudly served during WWII and the Korean War era. His battalion fought in the Northern France Campaign, the Central Europe Campaign and the Rhineland Campaign. He was a distinguished recipient of the Bronze Star as well as numerous other decorations and citations. Following his 21-year career with the military, retiring in 1964 as a Master Sergeant, he went on to serve 23 years with the U.S. Postal Service. He enjoyed trips to Plum Lake in Vilas County, Las Vegas, and Friday Night Fish Fry's. His greatest joy was spending time with family and loved ones. Bob will be sadly missed. Visitation in the Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, from 4 to 7:30 PM, with a Vigil Service to follow. Additional visitation in: BLESSED SACRAMENT PARISH (4005 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee), on Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 10 to 11 AM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 AM. Entombment with full military honors will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family would especially like to thank the staff of LindenGrove, New Berlin for their outstanding care and compassion. Memorials are appreciated to Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) "You will always be loved, remembered and missed."

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Nov. 13, 2012