Margaret B. “ Peggy” Prien

July 22, 1924 - November 10, 2022
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Lafayette, IN 47904
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Margaret “Peggy” Prien of Lafayette, Indiana, passed away on November 10, 2022, after a short illness. She was born July 22, 1924, in Marion, Indiana, to Raymond E. and E. Aileen (Sharitt) Bright.  Peggy graduated from Marion High School in 1942 and immediately went to work for the war board in Grant County, Indiana, where sheContinue Reading

Katy Wien left a message on November 15, 2022:
Peggy was a fantastic articulate woman that raised five intelligent, compassionate, loving children, a true testament to Peggy. A story her daughter, Tere, told was about was a slumber party where in the middle of the night all the teenage girls were kicked out. This was before cell phones. Tere said they could all go to her house, “her mom wouldn’t mind.” All the girls walked home with Tere and slept in their sleeping bags on the living room floor. The next morning, Peggy awoke, found the girls asleep on her living room floor. She immediately sent her husband, Bob, out for donuts! She told the girls she was proud of their decision to come there, they were always welcome. That was Peggy, everyone was always welcome in her home. Tere and I had yearly luncheons for our Mothers and invited women their age and our age. One year, Mary Jo Grayson, had bought a convertible. My Mother was close to 90 years old, Peggy four years younger, and Mary Jo was ten years younger. The three of them climbed in the convertible put the top down, and cruised down Main Street, over to Chauncey Hill and cruised through Purdue, with their coif hair blowing in the wind and laughing hysterically! Those luncheons were always full of laughter and fun. Peggy had a wonderful laugh! She would laugh so hard, she could hardly catch her breath and would have a small snort, which would start everyone laughing again, including Peggy. Peggy was a wonderful, compassionate, loving woman, I was privileged to know her. I shall miss you, Peggy.
Susie Bechtol left a message on November 15, 2022:
Peggy was my first and most favorite babysitter. I also had the Honor of being her flower girl when she married Bob. Her whole family and mine remained friends for a long time and have many memories we shared. I always got a birthday and Christmas card with a note which I have saved. My prayers and thoughts are with the Family. As it shows I loved Peggy with all my heart.
Stephanie Schuttler left a message on November 14, 2022:
Precious memories I hold close to my heart.Peggy was like a second mom to me. From elementary school days to high school graduation, she played a big part in my life. Such an incredible loving woman. Susie and I watching Charlie Brown on your color TV, eating German potato salad and homemade rye bread. Playing the piano and practicing our auditions and sleep overs! Too many memories to list. I was so fortunate to have had you in my life. Rest In Peace Mrs. Prien. With love and deepest admiration, Steff 💗💔
Lynn Dilts Hill left a message on November 14, 2022:
Our dear Peggy was a kindhearted, generous woman who will leave a big empty space in our lives. She was so loving I felt like she was my second Mother. I have been so lucky to have spent many happy moments with her as I was growing up. I always think of her as such a warm, generous, fun, and lovely woman. It is really hard to think that we won't see her again. I am thinking of you all and holding you in my heart for your loss. Much love and heart felt condolences to you all. Warmly, Lynn Dilts-Hill
David and Gail Billings left a message on November 14, 2022:
Dear Prien family, We have so many memories of your family from the Longlois days and later when you included us in your family celebrations. We extend our sympathy and well wishes to each of you at this time. p.s. Will always remember the euchre games--especially playing with the only "Bright" one in the family. David and Gail Billings
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Ann Miner left a message on November 13, 2022:
Dear Phil, So sorry to hear about your Mother, tough to loose your Mother but time will let you remember happy times and memories.She certainly some good kids. Ann Miner
Marilyn Bennett left a message on November 13, 2022:
I am so glad to have known Peggy since 1979. A very remarkable and wonderful person she was. She has a beautiful family, lots of wonderful nieces and nephews that I am proud to know.
Wilma (Beutel) Page left a message on November 13, 2022:
Susie, Phil, Anita & Carolyn & families. I am so sorry to hear of Peggy’s death. She was a very special & caring person & neighbor. I was one of the many people that she corresponded with throughout the years, mostly around Christmas but anytime I could get a little card from her telling me about her grandkids. The loved that she showed to her kids & grandkids was unmeasurable. Funny story. When I was much younger I remember going to her house after our supper & I helped do her supper dishes. When I went back home I had to do our supper dishes which I much more enjoyed the task at her house.
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