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Services Wednesday for Christina Schmidt, 89

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Christina Schmidt, 89, of Portage passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born June 6, 1928 in Aliquippa, PA, to Gregorios and Mersene (Kondelia) Jebekis.

On August 5, 1950, she married George E. Schmidt who preceded her in death in 2008.

Survivors include their children: Eleanor (Patrick) Dihenes of Valparaiso, George (Judith) Schmidt, Jr. of Valparaiso, Thomas (Linda) Schmidt of Porter, John (Lois) Schmidt of Jacksonville, FL, Maria (Rick) Ramirez of Portage, eight grandchildren: Michael, Christina and Paul Dihenes, Jeff, Kevin, TommiLynne, Julia and Jacob Schmidt, 11 great-grandchildren and her god-daughter, Jennifer Tsuris Normand.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and five sisters: Angelina Tsuris, Julia Jasimas, Frances Verbanic, Stella Spanos, and Esther Michetti.

A visitation will be held Tuesday from 3 7 p.m., with Trisagion service beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday beginning at 10:00 a.m. directly at St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church, 36 W. 700 N., Valparaiso, Fr. James L. Greanias officiating, with burial following at Angelcrest Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church.


Posted 7/24/2017




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