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Robert "Bob" G. Schmidt

February 7, 1934 ~ November 2, 2021 (age 87)

Obituary

Robert “Bob” Schmidt, Age 87. Born February 7, 1934, passed away, November 2, 2021 at his home in Monterey, TN.

Born in Chicago to parents George Schmidt (deceased) and Stella Leona Schmidt-Kennedy (deceased). Beloved husband to Marilyn (Brown) Schmidt for 69 years. Dedicated father to his three daughters, Vicki (Bill) Schult (deceased); Kathy (Rick) Lange; and Barbara Cinelli. Fun Pop to his 7 grandchildren: Amy & Ryan Schult; Clint (Alex) & Blaine (Jen) Reames; Jenilee Simpson; and Greg (Tina) & Drew Cinelli and 10 great grandchildren. Brother to George (Nancy) Schmidt (deceased); brother-in-law to Sandy Hart; and cousin to Susan (Terry) Wenta. Uncle, Good Friend and Coach to many.

Robert spent his childhood years in Chicago and attended Evanston Township High School. He graduated with a Masters of Education from the University of Illinois in 1959. Bob had a passion for all sports and played Football, Basketball, and Baseball as a young man.

Bob was a Physical Education teacher for Maine Township and coached Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Tennis. After over 30 years, he retired from Maine South HS in 1993 and was inducted into the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association in 1995.

He and Marilyn retired to Monterey, TN in 1999 where they built a home nestled in the woods and mountains across from the Cumberland Cove Golf Course. Being avid golfers, they enjoyed playing in a golf league every summer through 2019. They also volunteered for the Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville, TN serving as house managers, group ushers, and delivered the programs to surrounding suburbs for 17 years.

Bob had many sayings and his most favorite was: WWJD – What Would Jesus Do? He was fondly known for his big grin, witty sense of humor, and infectious laugh. Everyone loved Pop, he was a caring, generous, loving family man who will be sorely missed.

Visitation Monday, November 8, 4-8 p.m., at the Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge. Funeral Service Tuesday, 10 a.m. at the funeral home (masks are requested to be worn in funeral home). Entombment to follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights. The Family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Robert’s name to The Special Olympics or National Ovarian Cancer Coalition – Chicago Chapter.


Services

Visitation
Monday
November 8, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ryan-Parke Funeral Home
120 S. Northwest Hwy.
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Funeral Service
Tuesday
November 9, 2021

10:00 AM
Ryan-Parke Funeral Home
120 S. Northwest Hwy.
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
November 9, 2021

Memory Gardens Cemetery
2501 E. Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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