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Robert H. Smith

February 22, 1938 November 15, 2018
Robert H. Smith
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Robert H. Smith age 80 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Thursday afternoon, November 15, 2018 at the home of his son in Colon, Michigan.
He was born February 22, 1938 in Bronson, Michigan son of the late John and Ellen (Woodcox) Smith.
Bob resided his whole life in the Sturgis area and was a graduate of Brighton High School in Brighton, Indiana with the class of 1956.
On June 14, 1958 he married Audrey M. Smith at the Sturgis Wesleyan Church in Sturgis. She died August 23, 2013.
Bob retired from Grumman Olson in Sturgis following 28 years of dedicated employment and also retired from the National Guard after 29 years of service, earning the rank of E6. Bob loved farming and had worked for Benne Farms in Sturgis for over 40 years.
He was a member of the Northeast Indiana Steam and Gas Association in LaGrange, Indiana and Neuman-Wenzel Post #73 American Legion. He was a collector of knives, jewelry, Ford and Ferguson antique tractors. He enjoyed attending gun and knife shows, going on golf cart rides with his daughter-in-law, working on jigsaw and crossword puzzles and cooking and watching cooking shows. He had a true love for dogs and always looked forward to his morning meeting with his buddies at the Savory Restaurant in Sturgis.
He is survived by two sons: Douglas Smith of Westville, Indiana and Todd (Donna) Smith of Colon; four grandchildren: Douglas (Fawn) Smith, II, Zachary Smith, Skylar Smith and Brandie (Cody) Eldridge; 10 great grandchildren; one sister: Jean (Steve) Mock of Sturgis; two brothers: Richard (Berd) Smith of LaGrange, Indiana and Roscoe Smith and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one sister: Joan Smith.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 P.M. Sunday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. A graveside service and burial will take place at 4:00 P.M. Monday at the Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak. Pastor Barry Sommerfield will officiate. Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Smith’s memory consider the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Sunday

18

Nov

2:00 PM 11/18/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 11/18/2018 4:00:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
114 S. Nottawa Street Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Visitation

Sunday

18

Nov

6:00 PM 11/18/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/18/2018 8:00:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
114 S. Nottawa Street Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Graveside

Monday

19

Nov

4:00 PM 11/19/2018 4:00:00 PM
Burr Oak Cemetery

6550 Middle Colon Road
Burr Oak, MI 49030

Burr Oak Cemetery
6550 Middle Colon Road Burr Oak 49030 MI
United States

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Burr Oak Cemetery Final Resting Place

6550 Middle Colon Road
Burr Oak, MI 49030

6550 Middle Colon Road Burr Oak 49030 MI
United States
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