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Robert Edward Schmidt

Robert Edward Schmidt, American optometrist.


  • Schmidt, Robert Edward was born on March 2, 1936 in Melrose Park, Illinois, United States. Son of Gustav Schmidt and Amelia (Steigerwald) Zeier.

  • Education

    • Student, University Illinois, 1962. Bachelor of Science, Illinois College Optometry, Chicago, 1963. OD, Illinois College Optometry, 1964.


    • Private practice optometry, Nokomis, Illinois, 1965-1968. Practice optometry Granite City, 1968-1969. Private practice optometry Pekin, since 1969.

      Consultant Holiday School, Pekin, 1969-1975.


    All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.


    Since a human being is the central factor in the plan of salvation, the Gospel must be taught, understood and accepted by him.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Every Church member should be seeking in various ways to renew and expand the opportunities for Christian conversation about the things that matter.


    President Ambucs, Pekin, 1972-1973. Served with United States Navy, 1954-1959. Fellow American Academy Optometry, College Optometrists in Vision Development (treasurer 1981-1983, Midwest Region director since 1987).

    Member American Optometric Association, Illinois Optometric Association (vice president 1978-1979), Tazewell-Mason County Special Education Association (Distinguished Service award 1971), Nokomis Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1966-1967). Lodges: Rotary (president Pekin 1979-1980).



    Gardening, swimming, golf, reading.


    • Married Janeece E. Slover, June 8, 1963 (divorced October 1985). Children: Marcia, Jennifer, Laura. Married Patricia Ann Hoffman, May 16, 1987.
    • father: Gustav Schmidt Zeier
    • mother: Amelia (Steigerwald) Zeier
    • spouses: Janeece E. Slover
    • Patricia Ann Hoffman
    • children: Marcia Schmidt
    • Jennifer Schmidt
    • Laura Schmidt
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