Robert Edward Kreutz was an American composer of Roman Catholic liturgical worship music
He graduated from Aquinas High School in 1940. Robert Kreutz studied music at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois and at the University of California-Los Los Angeles
He was best known for the Eucharistic hymn: Gift of Finest Wheat which was first performed at the International Eucharistic Congress in 1976, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kreutz also wrote many other hymns including "Bread of Love", "Rise, O Lord" and others They had three boys: Mark, Scott, and Robert and six girls: Mary, Karen, Gina, Terri, Jackie, and Jill.