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Edward Joseph SmithMarch 6, 1942 ~ August 30, 2017 (age 75)
Edward Joseph Smith age 75 of Fowler, MI, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fowler, MI, on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Dennis Howard officiating. A Private Family Burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery Westphalia, MI. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 4, 2017 from 9:00-10:00 A.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler, MI.
Edward was born in Westphalia, MI on March 6, 1942, the son of Vincent and Loyola (Elias) Smith. He was a 1960 graduate of Westphalia St. Mary High School and resided most of his life in Fowler.
Spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attending their activities brought him great joy, as did his dogs, Bo and Duke. He served his country in the National Guard. Ed retired from General Motors after 40 plus years, working at Plant III. He enjoyed hunting and was a member of various outdoor clubs. Ed was an avid University of Michigan fan, enjoyed watching NASCAR races and golf. Ed was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fowler and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Westphalia.
He is survived by his wife Linda Smith of Fowler, MI, son Mark Smith of St. Johns, MI, daughter Terri and Eric Bolyard of St. Johns, MI, son Jeff Smith of St. Johns, MI, son Jason and Cari Smith of Fowler, MI, daughter Stacey and William Moser-Smith of Anchorage, AK, son Scott and Alexia Smith of St. Johns, MI, 9 grandchildren; Cody (Ryleigh Henrys), Katlyn, Madison, Tristan, Quentin, Kaedyn, Emma, Ethan and Evan, 2 great grandchildren; Logan and Hayven, sister Agatha Nurenberg of Lake Odessa, MI, and 3 brothers; Hubert Smith of Westphalia, MI, Robert and Beverly Smith of Leslie, MI, and Mike Smith of Westpahlia, MI. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers; Ronald Smith, Christopher Smith, and Joseph Smith, 2 sisters in infancy, father and mother-in-law Benjamin Sykes Jr. and Dorothy Karnath, 3 brothers-in-law and 2 sisters-in-law.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler, MI.