Douglas E. Smith
1937 - 2021
BORN
1937
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Polo Family Funeral Home
110 E Dixon St
Polo, IL 61064
Douglas E. Smith
Born: August 22, 1937 in Winthrop, IA
Died: May 5, 2021 in Polo, IL
Douglas E. Smith, 83 of Polo, passed away Wednesday May 5, 2021, at his home surrounded by family.
Doug was born August 22, 1937, in Winthrop, IA, the son of Gene and Margaret Smith. He served in the US Army from 1955 to 1957. He married Ms. Grace Buegel on June 9, 1962 in Dekalb. Doug worked 30 years in retail for Woolworths. He later moved his family to Polo to start his own business Smith's Variety a five and dime store. He then worked for and retired from Dixon Correctional Center where he was a correctional officer. He was known for his incredible work ethic and dedication to his family and friends. He will be remembered as a kind man who loved to tell a story, make people laugh and share a kind word.
Survivors include his daughter Amy Smith of Chicago; sons, Brian (Molly) Smith Lake Geneva, WI and Bret (Julie) Smith of Waukesha, WI; brother Frank (Audrey) Smith; grandchildren, Jenna (Blake), Heather, Abby (Brandon), Margaret and Kalen Smith.
He was preceded in death by wife Grace.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E. Dixon St., Rosary will be following at 6:00 p.m. Due to covid restrictions a private family service will be held with burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Polo.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Mary Church in Polo or the Polo Area Senior Center.
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Published by Daily-Chronicle from May 6 to May 8, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
11
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Polo Family Funeral Home
110 E Dixon St, Polo, IL 61064
May
11
Rosary
6:00p.m.
Polo Family Funeral Home
110 E Dixon St, Polo, IL 61064
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I went to grade school and high school with him. My sympathies
Jean Rohlik Lillibridge
May 12, 2021
I am sending my condolences for Doug. I was married to his cousin Paul Kinniry. He was a very nice person, kind and friendly to everyone.
Betty Kinniry Ording
May 10, 2021
Sending prayers to you family and Friends amen and God Bless you all.
Dave Smith
May 9, 2021
Sending my deepest sympathies & prayers to all of you. Your dad was a wonderful man. My fondest childhood memory was Smiths Variety store stopped there every morning & filled a bag of penny candy for a dollar!
Amy Boward Poffenberger
May 8, 2021