Gene S. Smith, 83
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Gene S. Smith, 83, Goodland, passed away at 7:33 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on July 13, 1929, in Benton County, to Edwin and Edith Fox Smith. He graduated from Wadena High School in 1947 and married Beverly J. Stutesman Smith on Nov. 30, 1952, in Goodland. She preceded him in death on March 11, 1991, in Woodbridge, Va.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Goodland Community Church, American Legion Post 280 and a former member of the Masonic Lodge.
He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, reading, playing golf and riding around town on his golf cart.
He is survived by two daughters, Anne E. (Jim) O'Neil, Goodland, Susan D. (Matthew) Endres, Vero Beach, Fla. He is also survived by 2 brothers, Richard Smith, Goodland, Russell (Ann) Smith, Fowler. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; 2 brothers, Robert and William Smith, and a sister Helen Richards
Visitation will be at Goodland Community Church, Goodland, from 10-11 a.m. (CST), Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 and services will be at Goodland Community Church, at 11 a.m. (CST) Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Rev. Kevin Howey officiating with internment to follow at Goodland Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Goodland Community Church. Gerts Funeral Home, Goodland, in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Feb. 10 to Feb. 13, 2013