Lila M. Smalec, age 93, of Elsie, MI, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020, at North Star Adult Foster Care Home.
Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, November 2, 2020, with Pastor Mona Kindel officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Elsie, MI. Visitation will be held 2-5 P.M. on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at the funeral home.
Lila was born in Owosso, MI on May 23, 1927, the daughter of Lester and Ernestine (Kurrle) Lundie and lived most of her life in the Henderson "Hoovers Corners" and Elsie areas. She was a member of the Elsie Art Council, the Elsie United Methodist Church and a 1945 Owosso High School Graduate. Lila married Marion Smalec at the Corunna Avenue Methodist Church in Owosso on February 26, 1949. They were blessed with 55 years of marriage prior to his passing on April 8, 2004.
Lila loved the arts, especially painting, crocheting, and writing poetry. She enjoyed reading. Most of all, Lila loved her family and was very proud of them all.
Lila is survived by 3 sons: Andrew (Linda) Smalec of Waynesboro, PA, Carl (Kirstin) Smalec of Elsie and Darren (Carla) Smalec of Ovid; daughter Brenda (Duane) Wieber of Pentwater, MI, 6 grandchildren: Alison (Jeff) Thomas, Deanna Brantley, Dannel Smalec, Hayley Smalec, Kyle Smalec, and Jacob Smalec; 7 great-grandchildren: Jazmyn, Carter, Cooper, Jerzy, Hallie, Evan, and Conner; sister Louise (Jim) Clark, sisters-in-law: Anne Smalec, and Frances Lundie; and many nieces and nephews. Lila was preceded in death by her parents, husband Marion "Shorty", granddaughter Dawn Colt, 1 brother Leon Lundie, and 2 sisters: Celia (Melvin) Gregory, and Janet Walter.
Memorials may be made to Elsie Public Library, Elsie Art Council or The Care Team Hospice, 5401 Gateway Center Suite D, Flint, MI 48507. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.