Robert A. Schmidt, 66, of Belvidere, left this earth suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, January 4, 2018. He was born February 23, 1951 to Edwin and Louise Schmidt of Garden Prairie. Bob graduated from Belvidere High School in 1969 and immediately joined the workforce. He married Kathleen Stempfle on March 23, 1974 in Marengo, IL. Bob worked for GTE Phone Company while also starting his own carpet cleaning and janitorial business with his wife, Schmidt Janitorial. His next business adventure was in real estate with partners, Jack and Josh Leslin. Bob enjoyed coin collecting, his night out with the boys at RBI’s, and playing with his cats. Most of all, his greatest joy was time spent with family and friends.
Bob is loved and missed by his wife of 43 years, Kathleen; sisters, Mary (Robert) Long, Linda (Tom) Dixon; brother, Gary (Cindy) Schmidt; sister-in-law’s, Victoria Schmidt, and Anna Stempfle; brother-in-law, Steve (Nina) Stempfle, mother-in-law, Dixie Stempfle, father-in-law, Fred Stempfle, and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Edwin Schmidt, brother-in-law, Mike Stempfle, and niece, Rhonda Harling- Rollette.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, January 8, 2018 at the funeral home, and 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. A memorial will be set up for his favorite charity, Saint Jude’s Children Hospital. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.