|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1915|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1989|
Tuesday, November 21, 1989
Seattle — Frederick Cook Smithmeyer, 73, Seattle, a former faculty member at Kansas University, died Oct. 8 in a Seattle hospital.
He was born Dec. 25, 1915, in Kansas City, Mo., and lived in the Lawrence area for many years where he was associated with his family business, the Poehler Mercantile Co.
He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Kansas University. He was a member of the KU faculty for 10 years, teaching metallurgy and materials engineering.
In 1969, he left the teaching field for a position in Seattle with Northwest Steel Rolling Mills. He retired from the company in 1985.
He was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Theta Tau fraternities, American Society for Metals, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, and American Society for Engineering Education.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine, Seattle; three daughters, Mary Krietsch, Modesto, Calif., Jean Smithmeyer, Seattle, and Ann Pooler, Klamath Falls, Ore.; a brother, Louis, Seattle; two sisters, Clara Viesselman, San Leandro, Calif., and Lydia Amoth, Corvallis, Ore.; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Smithmeyer was cremated.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or to a favorite charity.
Created by: A & R
Record added: Aug 18, 2007
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