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Bob Schmidt
Bob Schmidt
June 15, 1936 - May 15, 2011
Lake View, IA

Memorial Service: 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Lake View, IA
Visitation: 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Lake View, IA
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Lake View and the Lake View Library.

Robert “Bob” Charles Schmidt, age 74, of Lake View, IA, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at his residence in Lake View. Bob was born on June 15, 1936, in Lake View, the son of Hans and Amanda (Hess) Schmidt. He was baptized and confirmed his faith at Emmanuel Lutheran Church where he remained a life-time member. He graduated from Lake View High School with the Class of 1954. On May 31, 1959, Bob and Josephine Quail were united in marriage at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. This union was blessed with two sons, Kevin and Randy.

Bob was well known in the Lake View community as owner of Bob’s Market for over 25 years, retiring on March 1, 1998. He was mayor for seven years, served on the city council, and member and officer of the Lake View Commercial Club. In his younger years he taught Sunday school. Bob enjoyed fishing, model cars, watching the Cubs and the Bears, working on cross word puzzles, playing Euchre with the guys and poker with his relatives, and watching the activities on the lake. He was a loving and devoted husband and father and treasured his visits with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those left to celebrate his life include his wife Jo; sons Kevin Schmidt and wife Renae of Lake View and Randy Schmidt and wife Julie of Flossmoor, IL; grandchildren Stacy (Josh) Pritchard of Odebolt, Heidi (Alex) Koster of Des Moines, Kelli Schmidt of Lake View, Lena, Johnathon and Jason Schmidt of Flossmoor, IL; and great-grandchildren Josilynn and Addisyn Pritchard.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Hans and Amanda Schmidt.

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