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Robert Donald Schmidt, 78

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Robert Donald Schmidt, 78, of Woodstock, Ill., passed away peacefully to the Lord’s care on Jan. 21, 2021, born Dec. 2, 1942.

He was preceded in death by his father Donald A. Schmidt (1966); his mother, Jaine B. Nichol Schmidt (2015); and a great-nephew, Benjamin Srdanovich (2015).

He has two sisters, Jean Schmidt Steward (Greg) and Marilyn Schmidt Anderson; a brother, Alan Schkmidt; a niece, Tamara Stewart Srdanovich (Mirko); great-niece and -nephew, Hannah and Zak; nephew, Chad Steward; and great-nieces, Jennah and Samantha Stewart.

Robert moved to Elgin in 1966 and has lived in group homes in Aurora, St. Charles, and Elgin. While living in these homes, he attended a workshop program that gave him some money to inspire his work ethic.

Robert was very good in sports and played baseball, basketball, and was on the Association for Individual Development bowling team, which he excelled at. Robert also participated in the Special Olympics and has received many medals over the years.

Robert loved country music and went to many concerts in his younger years. Always outgoing, he loved to talk to everyone and made friends wherever he went. His life wasn’t an easy one, but he loved his family, church and food, and had the kindest, caring heart around. He will be missed.

A private burial service will be held for family in the spring.

Donations may be made in Robert’s honor to the Special Olympics.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Marilyn Anderson, 415 Becking Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098.

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