Peter E. Schug

Posted on Sep 14, 2012
Peter E. Schug

Peter (Pete) Everett Schug, 73, of Lafayette passed away peacefully at 7:43 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Creasy Springs Health Campus where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. He was born on August 25, 1939 in Berne to Everett and Charlotte (Skoronski) Schug. He was married on August 24, 1963 in Berne to Sharon A. Huser.
He graduated from Berne French High School in 1957 as an all star basketball player and still holds the high score record of 42 points in a game. He also graduated from Taylor University and Ball State University where he played basketball and football. He and his wife moved to Lafayette in 1963 where he taught biology and zoology first at Sunnyside Middle School and then at Lafayette Jefferson High School, for a total of 33 years. He was the varsity swim coach at Lafayette Jeff for 15 years and contributed to 10 consecutive sectional championships for the men’s team. In 1972, he was president of the Indiana High School Swim Coach’s Association. In 1976, he and his wife started their awards business that is now Schug Awards.com, which she continues to own and operate with him retiring from the business in 2000. They enjoyed winters in Florida and he enjoyed fishing and singing karaoke.
He has been a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, where he was an elder and deacon and formerly chaired the social events committee. He was also a member of the Lafayette Rotary Club.
He was lifelong teacher and coach in and out of the classroom and was blessed with his first grandchild, Michael, earlier this year.
He is survived by his wife; son, Brad Schug; daughter, Julie (Dan) Cserep; and grandson, Michael Everett, all of Lafayette; sister, Isabella Allen of Portland, Oregon; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Otto F. Schug; and his sister, Anna Louise Burns.
The family will receive friends three hours prior to the 4:00 p.m. funeral service on Sunday, September 17 at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Ronald W. Wunsch and a close friend, Jim Sharp, speaking.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Lafayette Jefferson High School Athletics, or Immanuel United Church of Christ.
Arrangements provided by Hippensteel Funeral Home. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.