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Obituary for Jessi Loretta Smith

Jessi Loretta Smith, age 83, of Sturgis, MI passed away August 23, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village.
She was born November 28, 1933 in Muskegon, MI a daughter to the late Lewis and Martha (Block) Martin.
Jessi grew up in Coopersville, MI spent most of her adult life in Rothbury, MI, lived a few years in Coldwater, MI and has been a resident of Sturgis the past 5 years.
She was first married to Hershel Dilts who preceded her in death due to cancer. She then married Columbus “Bob” Smith.
Jessie had worked at local factories in her younger years and then became a bartender, working in several area bars.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis and she enjoyed crocheting, Bingo, playing cards, going to church, watching the game show network on TV, and spending time with her family.
Surviving are her husband: Columbus “Bob” Smith of Rothbury, MI; a son: Hershel Diltz Jr. of Coldwater, MI; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Pat Benard of Muskegon, MI and Betty Eisen of Allendale, MI.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Hershel Dilts, son: David Dilts, daughter: Susan Jackowiak, and several brothers and sisters.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M., tomorrow, Friday at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.
Services celebrating the life of Jessi Loretta Smith will be held at 4:00 P.M., Friday, immediately following visititation, at the funeral home with The Rev. Calvin J. Kolzow, Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating.
Burial will take place on Saturday at 1:00 P.M. in Ravenna Twp. Cemetery, Ravenna, MI.
Memorial donations may be directed to Thurston Woods Village, envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfunerahome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Friday

25

Aug

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

Service

Friday

25

Aug

4:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

interment

Saturday

26

Aug

1:00 PM
Ravenna Twp. Cemetery

12500 Heights Ravenna Rd.
Ravenna, MI 49451

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