His parents were Leonard and Ernestine (Barth) Schmidt. Bart graduated from the University of Illinois in 1972 and from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1976. On December 21, 1974 he married Suzanne Holmes in Oak Park, IL. Bart was an Optometrist in Naperville, IL for 20 years. After retirement the couple moved to Estes Park where he worked at Sword & Scroll and Abbey Carpet. He was currently employed at Baja Broadband. Bart was an Elder and Home Church Leader at Rocky Mountain Church in Estes Park and past member and President of the Aurora, IL Lions Club. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed gardening and was an accomplished and published photographer.
He is survived by his wife Sue of Estes Park, mother Ernestine of Estes Park, daughter Leigh Ann Ellett and her husband Travis of Mountain View, CA, a son Tony Schmidt of Redwood falls, MN, a granddaughter Adalyn Ellett, a brother Mark Schmidt of Bay Village, OH and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.
A Celebration of Bart’s Life will be held Thursday January 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Rocky Mountain Church. Memorial gifts may be made to Rocky Mountain Church’s Benevolent Fund or River Place, Compassion International, Dalit Freedom Network or a charity of the donor’s choice in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to send a message to Bart’s family.