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Bernard Thomas Smith

September 20, 1932 April 16, 2019
Bernard Thomas Smith
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Obituary for Bernard Thomas Smith

Bernard Smith, 86, of Shepherd, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Woodland Hospice House. The family will receive friends at Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home on Easter Sunday from 5-8 p.m. A Funeral Mass for Bernard will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Loren Kalinowski as celebrant. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass. A luncheon will be held at Leaton United Methodist Church. His ashes will be interred in Memorial Gardens Cemetery on a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a hospice nursing scholarship. Envelopes will be available at the church and funeral home. Bernard was born September 20, 1932, in Mt. Pleasant, son of the late Joseph Peter and Eva Elizabeth (Fitzgerald) Smith. Bernard proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1956 during the Korean Conflict. On May 14, 1960, Bernard married Joann Muterspaugh at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A graduate of Shepherd High School, Bernard was employed as a master plumber, pipefitter, and welder at Dow Chemical for 35 years, retiring in 1986. Some of his favorite pastimes were cooking, camping, snowmobiling, and dancing. Known as a neighbor who would help fix anything, Bernard truly loved his family especially his grandchildren. He rarely missed the opportunity to attend one their sporting events. Bernard is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joann; three children, Kendra Beard of Canadian Lakes, Blair (Nancy) Smith of Plainwell, and Rochelle (Lee) Siler of Merrill; six grandchildren, Andrea Smith and Rob Sursely, and Frederick, Thomas, Jonathan, and Joshua Siler; granddaughter in-law, Megan Smith; eight great grandchildren, Nicholas, Alyssa, Logan, Bailey, Leo, Kohler, David, and Luke; and in-laws, Jean (Bruce) Sabin of Edmore and Lois (Edgar) Mayer of Leaton. He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren; Gabrielle Smith and Andrew Smith; and nine siblings, Edward Smith, Gretchen David, Lenora Allgire, Alice ‘Kate’ Breuer, Josephine Cuthbert, Freida Price, Lyle Smith, Earl Smith, and Mary Lou Smith.


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Visitation

Sunday

21

Apr

5:00 PM 4/21/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/21/2019 8:00:00 PM
Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home

2300 S. Lincoln
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home
2300 S. Lincoln Mt. Pleasant 48858 MI
United States

Service

Monday

22

Apr

11:00 AM 4/22/2019 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

302 S. Kinney
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

The family will receive friends at the church on Monday one hour prior to Mass

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
302 S. Kinney Mount Pleasant 48858 MI
United States

Luncheon

Monday

22

Apr

1:00 PM 4/22/2019 1:00:00 PM
Leaton United Methodist Church

6890 E Beal City Rd.
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Leaton United Methodist Church
6890 E Beal City Rd. Mount Pleasant 48858 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Gardens Cemetery Final Resting Place

740 S. Mission Rd.
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

740 S. Mission Rd. Mount Pleasant 48858 MI
United States
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