Robert “Bob” H. Schmitz, 75, of Bonnots Mill, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at his residence.
Bob was born on June 13, 1944, in Jefferson City, a son to the late Herbert and Julia (Heinen) Schmitz.
Bob attended grade school in Bonnots Mill and was a 1962 graduate of Fatima High School.
Bob was a farmer for most of his life, also working for Jim Gentges at Linn Tractor as the Parts Manager, B & H Well Drilling and after he retired, he worked part time for the United States Census Bureau.
Bob was a member of St. Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill, he served as a Democrat Committeeman for the Linn Township and treasurer for the Democrat Central Committee for Osage County. He was a former member of the Bonnots Mill Knights of Columbus and the Eagles Club in Jefferson City.
Bob enjoyed playing cards especially Preference, watching the St. Louis Cardinals or Mizzou Football and Basketball.
Bob is survived by: one sister, Judy Tripp and her husband Dave of Bonnots Mill; one brother, James Schmitz and his wife Monica of Linn; nieces and nephews, Donna Naylor and her husband Kevin, Carol Brandt and her husband Dennis, Mary Shelton and her husband Shane, Jessica Burcher and her husband Jeremiah, Nick Schmitz and his wife Ashley, Krista Schmitz and her significant other Josh Menke and Matt Schmitz and his wife Tee; 13 great nieces and nephews, 4 great great nieces and nephews along with many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant brother, John Patrick Schmitz.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at St. Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. George Kramer as the Celebrant. Inurnment will follow in the St. Louis of France Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the St. Louis of France Restoration Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214) www.mortonchapel.com