Peggy Elizabeth Schmidt
Funeral Date: 8/14/2004

Peggy Elizabeth Schmidt, age 57, of Portage, Indiana formerly of Warren, Arkansas, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Sunday, August 8, at Lakeview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chicago, Illinois after a brave struggle with early-onset Alzheimerís and Parkinsonís diseases. She was born November 8, l946 in Warren, Arkansas a daughter of Beatrice Vernell Hopper Richardson, Portage, Indiana and the late William Julius Parrott. Peggy grew up in Portage and won the title of Miss Portage 1966. Following her marriage to Dennis L. Schmidt on May 27, 1967 at Portage, Indiana Peggy and her family lived in Oregon, California, South Carolina, Ohio and London, England and traveled throughout Europe, China and Russia. She returned to Portage in l985 and was a medical clerk at Bethlehem Steel for 7 years. Peggy enjoyed fashion, travel, sewing, oil painting and photography. She was a Lutheran. Surviving in addition to her mother and husband; 1 son Darren, Schmidt, Chicago, Ill; 1 daughter Stephanie Fairlie and spouse Tom, Minneapolis, Minn; a sister Judy Fairchild and spouse Carl, Marion, Ill; 4 grandchildren Lauren, Gwendolyn, Audrey and Ethan Fairlie all of Minneapolis, Minn. Graveside services were10:00 am Saturday, August 14, at Shady Grove Cemetery near New Edinburg, Arkansas by Pastor Dean Clausing. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimerís Association via Arrangements by Frazerís Funeral Home of Warren.