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“I have a dulcimer music stand that Bob made, and I will always remember that. Bob will be missed by many. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Kathy Knutson - Polo, IL - Friend

“So sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Judy Greer - Sterling, IL

“Judy & family, my deepest sympathy to you at this time of loss! Bob was such a great person, always friendly & smiling. He seemed to have a kind word...Read More ยป
3 of 5 | Posted by: Lois Bartelt - Fennville, MI

“Bob will be missed by many. I enjoyed working with him at car shows. Prayers to family. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Greg Saunders - Polo

“Bob created great Dinosaur Dig memories for children at Polo Public Library. I appreciated Bob's time and talent. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Gail Carrillo - Sterling, IL


Robert "Bob" C. Schmidt
Robert "Bob" C. Schmidt, age 79, of Lanark, formerly of Polo, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.
Bob was born July 12, 1938 in Chicago the son of Carl and Florence (Buman) Schmidt. He served in the US Army and later married Judith Mason on February 15, 1964 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Wheaton. Bob was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for many years. He also owned and operated All Seasons Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning for 20 years. His memberships included the Blackhawk Model Railroad Club in Oregon and the Polo Lions Club. Bob volunteered lots of his time especially helping with Cubs Scouts, baseball teams, car shows and toy shows and was the first recipient of the Carol Nettz Volunteer of the Year award. He was a foster parent for 20 years, attended Crossroads Community Church in Polo and enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Judy of Lanark; three sons, Scott (Michelle) Schmidt of Dixon, Brian (Kari) Schmidt of Rock Falls and Jay (Amy) Schmidt of Polo; three daughters, Debbie (Jim) Yocum of Sheldon, Iowa, Karen (Eric) Keller of Batavia and Becky (Dave) Massey of Decatur, Ala.; thirteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Phyllis Terry and one niece.
Memorial services will be Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Crossroads Community Church in Polo with Pastor Chris Bradshaw officiating. A gathering of family and friends including a luncheon will immediately follow the service.
Memorials have been established to the VFW and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.