Robert Lee “Bob” Schmidt, 92 of Litchfield, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 2:55 p.m. at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. He was born on August 16, 1929, in Litchfield, a son of Henry L. and Lydia C. (Grosenheider) Schmidt.
He attended West Point Grade School west of Litchfield, Zion Lutheran Grade School, and graduated from Litchfield High School with the class of 1947. Mr. Schmidt was a farmer, farming alongside his father and brother Vernon for many years.
He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1951-1955. He was first stationed at the 5th Air Force Base in Seoul, Korea where he served as a telecommunicator. He was later stationed at Warner Robbins, Georgia and Grand Prairie, TX. While serving in Texas, he married the former Billie June Burden on January 24, 1955. She preceded him in death on February 19, 1971. On December 8, 1973, he married Naomi (Furlow) Norris and she survives.
Mr. Schmidt was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield where he served as an Elder, a Sunday School teacher for many years, and a member of the church choir. He also volunteered for the local Meals on Wheels program for many years.
In addition to his wife Naomi, Mr. Schmidt is survived by his son, Kurt Schmidt of Menifee, CA; his daughter, Rebecca (Roger) Bergman of Litchfield; step-sons, Ron (Pam) Norris of Litchfield and Mike Norris of St. Peters, MO; step-daughter, Teresa Norris of Litchfield; grandchildren, Jarrod (Maya) Bergman, Derek (Brittany Wagner) Bergman, Cameron (Jillian) Norris, Trisha (John) Hoagland, and Kate (Scott) Lovelady; great-grandchildren, Evelyn Bergman, Elise Bergman, Ava Hoagland, Easton Hoagland, Aleyna Canady, Cole Lovelady, Ryan Lovelady, Kailee Lovelady, Brenden Lovelady, Jace Norris, Brice Norris, Emma Norris, and Rowan Norris; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Schmidt was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Billie; his brothers, Harold and Vernon; his sister, Betty Wilhelms; and infant brother and sister.
Funeral services for Mr. Schmidt will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield with Rev. Fred Kraemer officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials to Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield is in charge of arrangements.