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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.


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.


God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.


The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.


People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.


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).


  • Other Interests

    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.