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 Robert E. Smith

Robert E. Smith

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 17 Jan 2013 (aged 83)
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 103783536 · View Source
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Robert E. Smith, 83 years, of Fremont, NE died Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha. Robert was born December 31, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois to Earl and Florence(Goodier)Smith. He grew up in Sioux City, Iowa moved to Seattle, Washington in 1943. He returned to Sioux City and graduated from Sioux City East High School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Air Force from Feb. 12, 1947 to Feb. 11, 1950 and then enlisted in the U.S. Army from Dec. 26, 1950 to Dec. 19, 1953 and served with the 7th Infantry Division during the Korean War with the rank of Staff Sergeant. After his discharge, he moved to Fremont. Robert married Dorothy Zrust on August 23, 1954 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fremont. He was employed at Hormel's in Fremont for 38 years, retiring in 1992.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and V.F.W. Post #854 of Fremont, and was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #200 all in Fremont. He was a past member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. He golfed on the Thursday night league at Whitetail Run and was an avid bowler.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Gregory & wife, Susan Smith, Steven Smith and friend, Tonja Ledford and Jeff & wife, Suzanne Smith all of Fremont; daughter, Barbara Shelton of Kilgore, TX; brother, William & wife, Audrey Smith of Florida; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lisa Marie Smith; and son-in-law, Jack Shelton.
Memorial service at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont, NE. Pastor Kevin Clay and Pastor John Eisenring will officiate. There is no visitation. The family will receive friends on Monday from 9 AM to 10 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Fremont. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Fremont Honor Guard of V.F.W. Post #854 and American Legion Post #20. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to The Crisis Center for Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault


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  • Created by: Tuck
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103783536
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert E. Smith (31 Dec 1929–17 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103783536, citing Calvary Cemetery, Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Tuck (contributor 47987138) .