Robert ‘Bob’ G. Schmidt


July 28, 1955 - Jan. 3, 2013



Robert “Bob” G. Schmidt of Waukesha died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the age of 57. Bob was born July 28, 1955, in Port Washington, the son of Raymond and Beatrice (Dreblow) Schmidt.


He started his career in the auto industry working for Kennedy Chrysler/Hub in 1976 and became their shop foreman. In 1989, Bob and Amy started their own business along with his brother called Professional Auto, where they ultimately expanded with two locations until 2000. He then went on to work for the Catholic Urban Academy as a maintenance manager until he took the position as a facilities director with St. Mary Catholic Church from 2005 until present. Bob was a very dedicated and loyal contribution to the staff at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and campus school and will be very missed by all who became his dear friends. Bob was a member of St. William Catholic Church.


Bob will be deeply missed by his wife, Amy; his children, Steve and Alyssa, both at home; and his four-legged companions, Ernie and Fancy. He was the dear brother of Jeff (Jacqueline) Schmidt of Fond du Lac, Bonita (Gerald) Sharpee of North Carolina, Barbara (Gary) Ovans of Minocqua, Susan (Joseph) Schneider of Fredonia and Joan (Jon) Miles of North Carolina. He is further survived by his mother-in-law, Arlene Wick of  Elm Grove, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


He is preceded in death by his parents.


The visitation for Bob will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9,at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.  The second visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 10, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI  53188.  The Rev. Curt Frederick will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. William Catholic Church  (see address above) or St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.


Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family.  For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.