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Laura Ann Schmitt

September 22, 1953 ~ January 5, 2018 (age 64)

Laura Ann Schmitt, 64, of Arlington, Virginia, formerly of La Porte, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 after a brief illness with her sisters by her side.

Laura was born in La Porte on September 22, 1953 to Richard J. Schmitt and Ancilla L. McCabe.  She graduated from La Porte High School in 1971 and attended Indiana University in Bloomington where she received her Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology.  Laura loved Bloomington and continued to live there for several years, working for the City of Bloomington.  After leaving Bloomington, she returned to La Porte County and worked for P.A.C.T. for several years.  She then moved to Indianapolis where she worked for the State of Indiana Department of Mental Health.  The state "loaned" her to the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. where she lived and worked for 3 years.  Laura then took a position as business analyst with Fairfax County, Virginia where she worked until her death.

Surviving are her siblings, Richard (JoEllen) Schmitt of La Porte, Carol Weissert of Indianapolis, Martha (Steven) King of La Porte, and David Schmitt of La Porte.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Anthony Schmitt.

Visitation will be from 4-7 P. M. Friday, January 12, 2018 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana where a rosary will be recited at 4 P. M.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 A. M. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at St. Peter Catholic Church in La Porte.  Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Saturday one hour prior to the funeral Mass.  Burial will immediately follow the service in Pine Lake Cemetery.

Laura was known as a kind and generous person with a wonderful sense of humor.  She loved books, music, movies, and traveling with the Vagabond Princess Sue Barnes, Susie Stevenson, and her sister Martha.  Laura was a Hoosier at heart and planned to return to Indiana where she planned to retire later this year to be closer to her family.  She will be greatly missed by family and friends.  A contribution to honor Laura may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Prayers, condolences, and memories may be shared with the family at EsslingFuneralHome.com.

 


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
January 12, 2018

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Recitation of the Rosary
Friday
January 12, 2018

4:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Visitation
Saturday
January 13, 2018

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
January 13, 2018

10:00 AM
St. Peter Catholic Church
1101 Michigan Avenue
LaPorte, IN 46350


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