Robert Ray (Bob) Schmid, Dousman, WI, formerly of Delavan, passed away September 17, 2019. Bob was born November 22, 1927 in Elkhorn, WI, the youngest of ten children to Frederick and Avis (Simmons) Schmid. Bob married Charlotte Hines in 1952 in Walworth County, had a dairy farm and raised three daughters; Gail (James) Beane of Westfield; Marcia (John) Koehler of Delavan and Patricia Nelson of Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Bob is survived by his wife and daughters along with three grandchildren, Kimberly Koehler of Delavan, Nicholas (Paula) Nelson, Nathan (Sarah) Nelson and great granddaughter, Paula Maria Nelson all of Los Alamos, New Mexico, sister-in-laws Gloria Schmid of Walworth, Joyce Bowden of Phoenix, AZ, Millie Olivet of Salt Lake City, UT and brother-in-laws Marlin Hines of Cameron, MO and Brian Ferguson of Melbourne, Australia and many nieces and nephews.
As an accomplished self-taught musician who played by ear, his favorite instrument was the organ. Bob entertained many people throughout his lifetime and will always be remembered by those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Bob changed professions after farming and worked for Southern Lakes Publishing and Sta-Rite Industries in Delavan from which he retired.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob Schmid's name to Three Pillars Senior Living Communities in Dousman Wisconsin.
A memorial gathering is planned at the Ewald Chapel at Three Pillars, 375 Hwy 67 Dousman, on Saturday, November 9, at 1:00 pm. A memorial service will follow the gathering at 2:00 pm. with Rev. Terese Leonhard officiating.
Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan assisted the family with a private burial at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Hwy. 67, Lake Geneva. Wi.