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Ida Jane Smith

June 17, 1942 January 10, 2018
Ida Jane Smith
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Ida Jane Smith age 75 of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away Wednesday morning January 10, 2018 at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Centreville, Michigan.
She was born June 17, 1942 in Des Moines, Iowa daughter of the late Gerald and Esther (Galenback) Sanford.
Ida resided in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area since 1971 coming from the Chicago, Illinois area.
In September of 1970 she married Don H. Smith. He died December 21, 2016.
Ida retired in 2003 from the Dometic Corporation in LaGrange, Indiana following 28 years of dedicated employment.
She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sturgis.
Ida enjoyed bowling, cooking, doing home crafts and loved time spent with family.
She is survived by one daughter: Donetta (Dave Merkle) Smith of Sturgis; one son: Tim (Jenny) Smith of Burr Oak; one step-daughter: Penny Smith of Portage; one step-son: Chris (Sandy) Smith of Romeoville, Illinois; 14 grandchildren: Charles (Kellie) Smith, Logan (Heather) Smith, Chelsie Smith, Creedon Smith, Saidey Pfenning, Austin Smith, Joshua Smith, Jeff Sutton, Ashton Sutton, Aaliyah Sutton, Mindy Price, Lisa Price, Tyler Merkle and Jake Merkle; 16 great grandchildren; one sister: Betty Sloan of Des Moines, Iowa; one brother: Gerald Sanford of Independence, Missouri; several nieces and nephews including a special nephew: Mike (Tammy) Sanford of Sturgis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one son: Robert Price; one daughter: Tammy Sanford and one sister: Beverly Ingram.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Monday at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. Funeral services celebrating the life of Ida J. Smith will take place at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Darin Warnecke will officiate. In accordance with her wishes cremation will follow the service. Private burial of the ashes will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis at a later date.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 9, Sturgis, MI 49091 to help with expenses.
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6:00 PM 1/15/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/15/2018 8:00:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
807 E. Chicago Rd Sturgis 49091 MI
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3:00 PM 1/16/2018 3:00:00 PM
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

1108 E. Lafayette Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
1108 E. Lafayette Street Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Cemetery Details


Oak Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

300 E. South Street Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States

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