Harley Monroe Schmidt

November 12, 1919  ~  June 24, 2011

November 12, 1919 ~ June 24, 2011

Harley Monroe Schmidt, 91, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, formerly of Peru, Indiana, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 24, 2011.

He was born November 12, 1919 in Peru, Indiana to August and Anna Schmidt. He was the youngest of ten children. Harley grew up in Peru and graduated from Peru High School in 1938.

He married Frances Elaine Denton on June 25, 1941; they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1950. Frances died in 2001, and his death reunites them one day before their 70th wedding anniversary.

Harley loved Peru, Indiana and lived there for 82 years. He was a conductor on the Amtrak and C & O Railroads for 35 years, working the Cincinnati and Chicago routes.

He shared with his family his love for fishing, baseball, basketball, and football. Upon retirement he turned his efforts to genealogy and family history. He worked tirelessly for the last 26 years of his life linking families together.

Vacations were spent visiting his family in Utah.

He was a life long devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully.

Harley is survived by his children, Andrea McCann, Orem, UT; Stan (Karla) Schmidt, Orem, UT; John (Lisa) Schmidt, Saratoga Springs, UT; Steve (Kristy) Schmidt, Whitewater, CO; Dave (Terri) Schmidt, Bluffdale, UT; Chris (Lorie) Schmidt, Trophy Club, TX; Karyle (Bart) Adams, Pleasant Grove, UT; 33 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, daughter, Elaine and son-in-law, Dale McCann.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Orchard Ward Chapel, 828 South Locust Ave, Pleasant Grove, UT.

Family and friends may attend a viewing Sunday, June 26, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, UT and at the church one hour prior to services on Monday.

Interment will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru, Indiana.

Condolences may be sent to the family

Olpin Family Mortuary

June 25, 2011, 1:25 pm-

Bart, Karyle & family

Thank you for putting the obituary of your dad on the internet. Your dad was a giant man among the members of the church in Peru. Your dad & mom held a special place in all the hearts of past and present members of the ward. Our family lived in Peru from 1980-1986 when I was a young lieutenant in the USAF. We have many fond memories of our time in Peru. May your family find peace through the atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ. Our prayers of comfort go out to you all.

With love,

Dale & Cathy Johnson
Sandy Ut.

- Dale & Cathy Johnson

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