Thomas "Tom" Smith

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MARION - Thomas "Tom" Smith, 67, of Marion, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, at his home, following a long illness.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Marion. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Military honors provided by American Legion Post 298, Marion.
Tom was born Dec. 25, 1943, the son of Ferd and Rowena (Lamphier) Smith, in Oelwein. He graduated from Northwest Institute of Medical Technology. Tom worked at Story City Memorial Hospital, Peoples Memorial Hospital of Independence, and Cargill Corn Starch and Syrup of Cedar Rapids, retiring in 2006. Tom proudly served in the United States Air Force in San Antonio, Texas during the Vietnam War. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Brown on April 12, 1969, and together they had two daughters, Tonja and Leslie.
Tom was president of the Independence Jaycees during the 1970s and Rider Educator and Chapter Director of the Goldwing Road Riders Motorcycle Club - Chapter F of Cedar Rapids.
Tom is survived by his wife, Mary of Marion; two daughters, Tonja Fortney of North Liberty, and Leslie (David) Runde of Marion; four grandchildren; three brothers, James (Martha) Smith of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Carl Smith and Donald Smith of Oelwein; three sisters, Mardelle Clendenen of Oelwein, Lola Jean Smith of Albuquerque, N.M., and Shirley (Bob) Nelson of Apple Valley, Minn.; brother-in-law, James (Bonnie) Brown of Hiawatha.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Ferd and Rowena Smith; brother, Robert Smith, and sisters, Doris Lawrence and Carol Lohrer of Oelwein.
Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Marion is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 6 to Sept. 6, 2011
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