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Russell Allen Smith
April 9, 1933 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Russell A. Smith, age 90, of Jackson Michigan passed away peacefully on August 1, 2023 with family present. He will be remembered as a kind and loving person with a great but dry sense of humor which made all who met him smile. He was a devoted husband, father and friend who will be greatly missed.
He was born and raised in Pentwater, Michigan the son of Norman C. and Freida (Lagesen) Smith. He was preceded in death by both of his siblings Leon Smith and Barbara (Donald) Klein. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Virginia (Ginnie) Smith and children Karen Smith (Patrick Dunn) and Al (Christie) Smith; grandchildren Morgan (Phillip) Edmondson, Elizabeth (James) Ritchey and Claire Smith; brother-in-law James (Ingrid) Engle and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church for 55 years, served in the Army during the Korean war, attended Michigan State University receiving his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1959. He worked at DuPont and Consumers Power before retiring to summers at Lake Leann and winters in Florida. He enjoyed many years of volunteer work at Foote (Allegiance) hospital.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1505 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson Michigan with visitation at 2 pm and a funeral service at 3 pm. The Reverend Kate Schroeder officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to Immanuel Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice are welcome.
A special thanks to the care givers at Vista Grande, Gentiva Hospice and Pastor Kate Schroeder for their love and support.