Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Smiths in:
 • Saint Patricks Cemetery
 • Sheldon
 • O'Brien County
 • Iowa
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Wayne John "Smitty" Smith
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Jan. 15, 1916
O'Brien County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 1998
O'Brien County
Iowa, USA

Enlistment Date: 19 Jan 1943
Married Alma Staria Honkomp on 24 Nov 1943
The Sioux City Journal, Friday, December 11, 1998

SHELDON, Iowa--Wayne J. "Smitty" Smith, 87, of Sheldon died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at Oak Park Care Center in Sheldon.

Services were held at St Patrick's Catholic Church in Sheldon with the Rev. John McGuirk officiating. Burial was in St Patrick's Cemetery. Visitation, a rosary and a Scripture service at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Mr. Smith was born Jan. 15, 1916, in Sanborn, Iowa, the son of William B. and Anna (Nelson) Smith.

He was raised in the Sanborn and Sibley, Iowa area. He graduated from Marshall (Minn.) High School in 1933.

He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1945. He was stationed in Italy specializing in radar mechanics.

He married Alma Honkomp on Nov. 24, 1943, in Sheldon. The couple resided in Sheldon, where he owned and operated a Phillips 66 Station. He later went into sales, most recently as a salesman with Koopman Motors in Sheldon.

He was a member of St Patrick's Catholic Church, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7354. He was a past secretary-treasurer of the local council of 163 United Commercial Travelers and a past grand treasurer for Iowa United Commercial Travelers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma, who died Feb. 9, 1986 in Sheldon, and an infant son, William.

Survivors include a son, James and his wife, Dalah of Maple Plain, Minn.; a daughter and her husband, Joan and Tom Dunn of Sheldon; four grandchildren, Katherine and Amelia Smith, and Jim and Don Dunn; four sisters-in-law, Esther Gloden of Sheldon, Eva Strouth of Ashton, Iowa, Mildred Honkomp of Granville, Iowa and Doris Smith of Fargo, N.D.; a brother-in-law, Leonard Honkomp of Ashton; and many nieces and nephews.
Family links: 
  William Bernard Smith (1876 - 1934)
  Alma Staria Honkomp Smith (1907 - 1986)*
  Infant son Smith (1912 - 1912)*
  Wayne John Smith (1916 - 1998)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Patricks Cemetery
O'Brien County
Iowa, USA
Created by: EFRay
Record added: Sep 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96484756
Wayne John Smitty Smith
Added by: Audrey Boone Winter
Wayne John Smitty Smith
Added by: Audrey Boone Winter
Wayne John Smitty Smith
Cemetery Photo
Added by: JP Finn
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- EFRay
 Added: Sep. 4, 2012

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service