Robert G. Schmideler |

Robert G. Schmideler

Robert G. Schmideler of Longmont, owner of a vacation home in Glenwood Springs, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at Hospice of Boulder County Care Center. He was 84.

He was born Feb. 13, 1919, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Esther A. Steinmetz and Adolph J. Schmideler of Marshfield, Wis.

He attended school in Milwaukee and graduated from Washington High School in 1937.

He worked in sales until he was called to serve in the U.S. Army from 1941-46. He served in the Quartermaster Corps, Military Police, Special Services and the Corps of Engineers in the South Pacific and Philippines.

After his discharge, he earned a degree in business and advertising administration from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

He worked in Dallas, Texas, as the regional manager for an advertising firm.

In 1955, he moved to Longmont, where he was the sales manager for Zep Manufacturing Co., working the Colorado, Wyoming and Montana territory until retirement in 1990.

He married Joan Mayberry Page in 1974.

Mr. Schmideler enjoyed raising horses and taking pack trips in the mountains. He and Joan traveled in his plane throughout the United States and Canada. They also enjoyed visiting a vacation home in Hawaii. After retirement, they made regular trips to Glenwood Springs to swim, fish and ski.

He was a member of the Longmont Symphony and Theater Arts, Elks Lodge No. 1055, and was a past president of General Hangars Corp. He founded the Robert G. Schmideler Foundation for the Blind and Disabled.

Mr. Schmideler is survived by his wife, Joan Schmideler of Longmont; by a son and daughter-in-law, Tod and Susan Schmideler of Orlando, Fla.; by daughters and son-in-law Alana Schmideler-Linton of Louisville, and Robin and Eli Ryan of Oklahoma; by stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law Rodney and Susan Page of Ithaca, N.Y., and Russell and Kay Page of Portland, Ore; and by 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place.

A memorial service is set for 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Boulder County, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO 80026, or to the Robert G. Schmideler Foundation for the Blind and Disabled, c/o Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont, CO 80501-5440.

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