Peggy Lynn (Georgieff) Bahus, born on Dec. 10, 1950 in Merrillville, Ind. passed away on July 1. Peggy lived in Wheatland with her husband, Carl Bahus, Jr. Peggy and Carl attended Merrillville High School, graduated in 1968, and were married on July 7, 1973. They lived in Merrillville before moving to Fort Collins, Colo. in 1993 and later to Wheatland.
Peggy embraced life and pursued a variety of personal and professional interests with great determination! Before retiring, Peggy worked at Anderson Dental; she spent time studying for a certificate in nutrition and writing. Peggy is the author of A Christian’s Way of Countering Head Games and had plans to finish another book. Peggy was a gifted musician, and at a young age, she was the lead guitarist and sang for The Powder Puffs, an all-female rock and roll band that played extensively throughout Chicago and the Midwest. She continued to share her musical gifts by playing her guitar and singing for her church. Peggy was an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where she enjoyed teaching catechism classes. Not only did she love the children at her church, but she also dearly loved her own grandchildren. Peggy had an impeccable sense of style, often sporting adorable Western wear complete with a cowboy hat to match her spunky cowgirl spirit and equestrian training. Her husband, Carl, was her perfect partner in adventure; both trained pilots and avid boaters, they eagerly took to the sky or set off on the water. Sharing a love for Springer Spaniels, Peggy’s gentle spirit helped them rescue many dogs over the years that became beloved family members. Peggy’s devotion to her family was often expressed through her cooking, and she looked to her own mother’s recipes to keep family traditions alive. Peggy’s joyful spirit, positive attitude, love for her family, and wonderful lemon bars will be greatly missed.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Bernice Georgieff, as well as numerous beloved aunts and uncles. Peggy is survived by her husband, Carl Bahus, Jr., her son, Kevin Bahus, and three grandsons. She will be missed by her sisters: Cynthia Pandoff and Tina (Michael) Georgieff-Adams, her sisters-in-law, Karen Bahus and Kristie (Dennis) Klevikas, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
A service will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wheatland on July 17 at 10 a.m. For family and friends in Indiana, a celebration of life will also be held at a later date.