Robert J Schmitzer

Birth: July 28th, 1937
Death: October 7th, 2017
Age: 80 years

Robert J. (Bob) Schmitzer

Frankenmuth, MI


Went home to his Lord unexpectedly Saturday October 7, 2017. Bob was up north with friends doing what he enjoyed when he passed at the age of 80 years.  Bob was born on July 28, 1937 in Saginaw, MI to the late Richard Sr. and Edna Schmitzer.  He was married to Marie Heine on October 24, 1964 at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church; she survives him. Bob was a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, the Frankenmuth Conservation Club and he was an avid outdoorsman.


Surviving besides his wife are 2 daughters, Karen Ann (Chris) Hughes of Florida and Kristine (William) Wise of Ohio; 1 son, Paul (Ann) Schmitzer of Indiana; 3 grandchildren, Jessika (Jeremy) Brinegar, Kayelyn Schmitzer, Brendan Schmitzer; 1 sister, Ruth Hecht; 1 brother, Eugene Schmitzer and many nieces and nephews.


Bob was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ernst Schmitzer and Richard Roland Schmitzer, Jr.; 2 nephews, Roland Schmitzer and James Schmitzer; and 1 niece, Lori Schmitzer.


Funeral services will take place on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. and 11:00 a.m. at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.  Rev. Joel Kaiser will officiate with burial between services in St. Lorenz Cemetery.  Bob’s family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Lutheran School or Michigan United Conservation Club. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at

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