Bob Schmidt
Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations - Sturgeon Bay
319 West Spruce Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Bob Schmidt

Bob Schmidt, passed away at his home on July 12, 2014. He was born on March 18, 1941, in Sturgeon Bay to Frank and Dora (Roberts) Schmidt. Bob graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1959, and received his bachelor's degree from St. Norbert College in 1963. On September 23, 1961, he married Mary Getzloff at St. Joseph Church in Sturgeon Bay.

Bob managed the local Sears store for 23 years and was currently the owner of Door Peninsula Sales and Storage. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Door Drifters, National Multiple Sclerosis Hall of Fame, and St. Norbert Golden Knights. He was a past member of the Sturgeon Bay Jaycees, past president of the Sturgeon Bay Winter Sports and Sturgeon Bay Business Association, past president of Corpus Christi Church School Board, Corpus Christi Church P.T.A., and the Holy Name Society. Bob and his Door County team of snowmobilers raised over one million dollars for the Wisconsin's M.S. Society. He was an avid sportsman, hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife; four children, Shelly (John) Wilz, Sturgeon Bay; Robyn (Paul) Bscherer, Sturgeon Bay; Mark (Anne) Schmidt, Waupaca; Ann (Donn) Clermont, Green Bay; thirteen grandchildren, Kyle and Connor Wilz; Jake Bscherer and Leah (John) Anstett; Teresa, Anthony and Tiffany Schmidt; Krista (John) Workins; Emma, Sasha and Terry Schmidt; Austin and Nick Clermont; and a great- grandchild due in September. Mother, Dora Schmidt; sisters-in-laws, Sharon Wiesner, Vicki (Steve) Ash, Sandy Getzloff; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank; mother and father-in-law, John and Donna Getzloff.

A celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with Rev. Carl Schmitt and Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday. Memorials may be directed to the Wisconsin M.S. Society or Wisconsin Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. On-line condolences may be offered at

The family would like to thank the Vincent Lombardi Cancer Center at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center, Aurora Oncology, and Drs. Davis and Patel.

Published by Door County Advocate from Jul. 14 to Jul. 16, 2014.
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Mary and all, our prayers and good thoughts are with you now & in the coming years. We 4 made it through St. Norbert's . We are so glad you & Bob were able to share a long life together and raise a wonderful family; that is a Blessing to you all. God Bless you all Pam & Orrin Defere
Pam DeFere
July 28, 2014
My sympathy to you and your entire family for the loss of Bob. Thinking of you all. Mimi Paul
July 22, 2014
Bob will be missed by so many... a life well lived!

Wishing we could show our respect and admiration in person, but will be there with the Schmidt family in spirit.

It was good to "catch up" with you (&yours) Mark, though we are much saddened by the prompt for connecting.

Peace be with you all Schmidt family and dear friends of Bob's.
Mark & Laura Z
July 18, 2014
Mary and family I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Karen Anderson
July 15, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He has left you with wonderful memories. What a great life!

Mark, Kris, Nick and Derik LeCaptain
July 15, 2014
Ann and Family, my deepest condolences to you all. I am so sorry for your loss. This smiling photo, I'm sure, is a tribute to a great man and spirit.
Jennifer Hoge
July 15, 2014
Ann and family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Your family is my thoughts and prayers.

Kristi Gauthier
Teacher at Red Smith School
Kristi Gauthier
July 14, 2014
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kerry & Bruce Walker
July 14, 2014
Bob was a great friend to me. And a great person . We had many great times together through the years. R.I.P. My friend until we meet again
Daniel Hetzel
July 14, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I am sorry for your loss.
Tania Jones
July 14, 2014
So sorry to hear about Bob. Our condolences and prayers go out for the family.
Dennis Allen
July 14, 2014
So sorry to hear about your loss. Ann shared many loving stories of times with her family. Having a sister with MS, I always appreciated everything Bob did to support this organization. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
Kris Betters
July 14, 2014
Our thoughts go out to the Schmidt family,

Steve Sohns and the members of the Villagers Snowmobile Club and the Door County Trails Asc.
July 14, 2014
To all of Bob's Family, those of us who he's touched are left low and sad. I'll miss his MS letters, the out of the blue phone calls while on the road to football in Madison ( SBHS & UW ) and his self styled pep talks on the way for treatment. He fought very hard at the end. He made life easier for others and therefore Lived and Succeeded.
Truman Nienstedt
July 14, 2014
Mary our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. Bob was a very special man.....a truly beautiful soul.

Jim & Linda Martinson
Jim & Linda Martinson
July 14, 2014
Mary and family I am sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Karen Anderson
July 14, 2014
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