23 Mar Robert “Bob” Schmidt
Robert (Bob) P Schmidt, 79, Bismarck, passed away on March 21, 2021 at CHI St. Alexius Hospital surrounded by loved ones. Memorial services will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Pro-Cathedral of St. Mary, Bismarck. Visitation will be on Thursday, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home with a rosary service at 7 p.m.
Bob was born on July 6, 1941 to Peter M. and Ida (Ferderer) Schmidt in Mandan, ND. He grew up on the family farm 9 miles north of New Salem. Bob attended the local Garfield # 3 country school, later graduating from New Salem High School in 1959. Following Graduation, he proudly served in the US Army for 4 years before being Honorably Discharged in 1963. He then used the GI Bill to acquire his 4 year degree from Dickinson State College in Business. It was during this time that he met Theresa Schmidt. They were married on October 23, 1965 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bismarck.
Bob was always a hard worker. He provided for his family by sometimes working 2 jobs to include a truck driver, Post Office mail sorter, and a counselor at the Jamestown Hospital before becoming a realtor. His career as a realtor spanned over 40 years.
The joys of Bob’s life were his children, grandchildren, and family. He never missed a sporting event or family event. He enjoyed watching football games, coffee with his good friends, hunting, holiday gatherings, and helping his sons with projects. Bob will always be remembered for telling good jokes, his generous spirit, and funny personalized one-liners, known as “Bob-isms.”
Bob is survived by his children, Troy of Bismarck, Cory (Wendy Schmidt) of Bismarck, Rance (Kristin Schmidt) of Bismarck, and Shawn (Kim Schmidt) of Bismarck; grandchildren, Connor Schmidt, Brianna Schmidt, Caden Schmidt, Griffin Schmidt, and Emerson Schmidt, all of Bismarck; siblings, Charleen (Steve Garcia) of Dallas, TX, and Carol (Ken Pinks) of Bismarck, and many dearly loved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Ida Schmidt, brother James Schmidt, and an infant son.
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Bob was a good man and a great friend of my late father Bill Wolff. I met Bob through my dad and they were a part of a group of buddies who met every morning for coffee to discuss the problems of the day and what to do to solve them. We will miss you Bob.
Rest In Peace & God Bless.