ST. CHARLES – Karl K. Smith, 45, of St. Charles, formerly of Batavia and North Aurora, passed away Jan. 7, 2013, following injuries from an automobile accident. He was born March 3, 1967, in Geneva, the son of Gordon and Ruth (nee Krautmacher) Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl (nee Westphal); two children, Rhian and Jack Smith; three brothers, Kurt A. Smith of Winchester, Ky., Eric (Lori) Smith of St. Charles, Craig (Stephanie) Smith of North Aurora; step-brothers, Jon (Debra) Dralle of Arlington, Texas, Daniel (Jill) Dralle of Essexville, Mich.; a step-sister, Lyn (Tim) Paskadi of Batavia; a step-mother, Nancy Dralle-Smith of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Diana Dralle-Foster of Collierville, Tenn.; his partner, Erin Davis-Kropp of St. Charles, and her children Josie, Sophie, Harry and Hayden; and his many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his step-brother, Keith Dralle.
A celebration of Karl's life and a time for family and friends to visit will be held from 8:30 a.m. until noon Saturday, Jan. 12, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave. in Batavia. A private interment will be held in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. Following the visitation, a reception will be held at the Batavia Moose Lodge, 1535 South Batavia Ave. in Batavia.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Karl K. Smith Memorial Fund, 209 South Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL 60510.
For additional information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-879-7900 or www.mossfuneral.com.