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June 3 1949 December 24 2022
Robert Alan “Bob” Schmitt, 73, of Wadesville, IN passed away at his home on Saturday, December 24, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He refused to let cancer slow him down for over 11 years while remaining active until his work on this earth was done and it was time for him to rest peacefully. Bob was born on June 3, 1949 in Wadesville to the late Clarence and Mildred Mary (Martin) Schmitt. He was a lifelong dairy farmer, a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church, and a proud veteran of the United States Army. Bob was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he earned multiple medals and accreditations including the Purple Heart. Bob remained in contact with members of his platoon by attending annual reunions throughout the United States to honor those who’ve served and continue to serve. He returned home after the war to join his father on the dairy farm where he began building a lifelong legacy for his family. Bob met his wife Suzy in 1973, married her a year later, and the first of four children came the following year. As a dairy farmer he never had a day off, however, he did find time to celebrate life with friends and family throughout the years. He enjoyed his weekly “date night” with his wife, as well as boating, camping, horseback riding, and family gatherings. Bob had a strong religious upbringing, work ethic, and genuine love for life that he passed on to his family. Surviving Bob are his wife of 48 years, Suzy (Axton) Schmitt; two daughters, Allison Renae Gauer and Laura Leigh (Ben) Phelps; two sons, Erick Scott (Ame) Schmitt and Jared Craig (Christy) Schmitt; a sister, Jennifer Egli, and brothers, Larry (Melody) Schmitt, Glenn (Brenda) Schmitt and Bruce Schmitt; grandchildren, Haley Holman, Tyler Holman, Jace Gauer, Aubrey Schmitt, Aliyah (Cameron) Schmitt, Kaylie Schmitt, Ellie Schmitt, Dominic Metcalf, Payton Metcalf, and Brooklyn Phelps. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his nephew Gregory Schmitt and niece Amy Schmitt. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, January 6, 2023 at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street. A prayer service will be held at 4:00 PM followed by praying of the rosary. There will be a funeral Mass held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Rev. Ed Schnur officiating. Friends may also visit the family prior to the Mass beginning at 9:30 AM until service time. Burial will take place in the St. Wendel Church Cemetery, where the Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military rites. For those unable to attend, the funeral will be live-streamed on the Saint Wendel Catholic Church Facebook page or viewed later on the Saint Wendel Facebook page. The family would like to extend a special thank you to doctors and nurses on the Deaconess Gateway Adult Oncology wing and Heart to Heart Hospice caregivers for such thorough and compassionate care during this difficult time. Memorial contributions may be made online to Disabled American Vets at secure.dav.org. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Robert Alan Schmitt June 3 1949 December 24 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Evansville, state: Indiana