Robert E. Schmidt
October 20, 1931 - September 10, 2012
Crystal Falls, Mich.:
Robert E. Schmidt, 80, of Crystal Falls, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012, at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain.
He was born October 20, 1931, in Crystal Falls, son of the late John and Anna (Novak) Schmidt. Robert was a lifelong resident of Crystal Falls. He married Gloria Paquette in Kingsford. She preceded him in death on January 24, 2010.
Robert was employed by the Tobin Mine before working for Groveland Mine. He was a member of the Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Crystal Falls, and the VFW Post No. 2891 of Crystal Falls.
He is survived by one son, Gary Schmidt, Caspian; one granddaughter, Krissy (Jim) Pulchak, Twin Lakes; two step-grandchildren, Keith Hooper, Craig Hooper; four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Lexis, Bradley, Sierra; one brother, Ernest (Barbara) Schmidt, Iron River; and two brothers-in-law, Bob (Sharon) Paquette, Kingsford, and Jim Paquette, Iron Mountain; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, Robert was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Schmidt in 1972, Jack Schmidt in 1998; one grandson, Brian Schmidt; and one daughter-in-law, Kelly Schmidt.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 14, 2012, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Crystal Falls. Rev. Jeffrey Kurtz will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Crystal Falls, with military rites accorded by the East Side Veterans Council.
Pallbearers will include, Gary, Ernie, George, Larry, Joe, and Matt Schmidt.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Robert or leave a condolence for his family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com
The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls, to honor Robertís Legacy of Life.