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Elsie Schmidt


Elsie M. Schmidt, 89, LaGrange, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

    She was born January 13, 1924, in Montcalm County, Mich., to Viggo and Anna (Nielson) Jorgensen.

    She was the owner/manager (mayor) of Maple Ridge Mobile Home Park (formerly Lewis’ Mobile Home) in LaGrange.

    She was married July 22, 1961, in Whitier, Calif., to Gerald J. Schmidt.  He preceded her in death. 

    Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Cindy Schmidt and Keith and Michele Schmidt, all of LaGrange; one daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Josh Smith, Long Beach, Miss.; and six grandchildren. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

    Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange. 

    Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange with Pastor Brian VanOsdol officiating. 

    Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.

    Memorials may be directed to the Heifer Project, SR 33, Goshen, IN.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.carneyfrostfuneral

    Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.