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 Kenneth Wayne Smith

Kenneth Wayne Smith

Birth
Alger County, Michigan, USA
Death 16 Oct 2015 (aged 71)
Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Cromwell, Carlton County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 153860161 · View Source
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Kenneth Wayne Smith, 71, of Cromwell, passed away at the Essentia St. Mary's Palliative Care on Friday, October 16, 2015 after his long struggle with lung disease.

Ken was born in Munising, MI, and grew up in Eben Junction, Upper Michigan with his family whom he loved.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Velma Smith; brother, Donald Smith; and brother-in-law, Richard Poetz.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; stepchildren, Stacy (Andy) Melde, Ryan (Perlyn) Utter; 6 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; father-in-law, Waino Heikkila; sister, Janet Poetz; brothers, James (Joyce), Fred (Glenda), and Stanley (Andrea); sister-in-law, Jeanette Smith; and loved nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was a member of the Eagle Lake Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church of Cromwell and is survived by a host of brothers and sisters in faith.

Ken enjoyed golf most but liked participating in many sports over his years. He liked thinking "on the blackboard in his mind" about math and science. He was a math teacher in Upper Michigan but most of his working days were at Harley Davidson Company in Milwaukee as a buyer and technical writer for parts and accessories.

Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.


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  • Created by: JudyH
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153860161
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kenneth Wayne Smith (1 Jun 1944–16 Oct 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153860161, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Cromwell, Carlton County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by JudyH (contributor 47396333) .