Dr. Robert “Bob” Schindler


Dr. Robert “Bob” Schindler, 66, of Bismarck, ND, passed away on October 1st, at Sanford Health, Bismarck.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 at GracePoint Church, Bismarck, ND with Pastor Chad Englund officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck. A Livestream of the Service will be available at www.GracePoint.life. For those attending, the family requests everyone wear a mask.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 5th, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 PM at GracePoint Church, with a Prayer Service and a Time of Sharing at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the Service on Tuesday.

Bob was born on July 16, 1954 in Bismarck, ND, to Melvin L. and Laura (Titus) Schindler.

He was raised in McClusky, ND, attending 1st-12th grade at McClusky Public School along-side his future wife Lynn Schafer. Bob continued his education at UND, and dental school at Creighton University, Omaha, NE.

Upon completing his education and marrying the love of his life, Lynn, in 1979, they moved to Bismarck and established his dental practice. For 41 years, Dr. Bob had the privilege of serving as a dentist for the patients of Bismarck/Mandan and the surrounding communities. It was a joy for him to serve up to 4 generations of families as their dentist.

Bob spent his life striving to show the love of his Lord and Savior in his daily words and deeds. He lived a life of generosity and caring for his fellow man. He had a great love of the outdoors, and took pride in having the best-looking flower garden in all of North Dakota. He was a beloved husband, a caring father, and a friend to many. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lynn of 41 years; his beloved daughter, Mikaela; 2 brothers, Keith (Karen) Schindler, of Bismarck, Jim (Marcedes) Schindler of Knoxville, TN; one sister, Linda (Lyndon) Anderson of Bismarck; his brother-in-law, David Schafer of Bismarck; his parents Melvin and Laura Schindler; 4 nephews: Jake, Joe, Eric, and Loren; and 3 nieces: Kelly, Tori, and Sarah.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Ernest and Elma Schafer; and his niece, Katie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the GracePoint Children’s Ministry.

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Thirty plus years ago, Dr Bob Schindler was the only dentist to reach out and welcome me to Bismarck. He invited me to his home, took me hunting with his two golden retrievers, and mentored me in the practice of dentistry.  His recommendation for success was to enjoy helping your patients. Dentistry was a passion for Bob because he loved taking care of his patients!  I will forever be grateful and influenced by Bob’s professional and personal demeanor. Thanks Bob for all you have done for Bismarck.

Mike Goebel


Lynn, Mikaela and all of Bob’s family,  I’m so sorry to learn of Bob’s death.  I’m sure you all had many dreams and plans for spending time together in his retirement.  May the memories of your time together provide healing as you move forward.

Nancy Kleingartner


My sincere condolences to the whole Schindler family. Bob invitedy brother Keven to Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship at UND and through that simple act I came to know the Lord better and the entire Schindler family  It was a real game changer in my Christian Life in college.

Nathan Lunde

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