Edward L. Smith
April 19, 1941 - December 14, 2012
Birthplace: Rural Mills County, IA
Resided In: Villisca formerly Red Oak, IA

Visitation 12/19/2012
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 12/20/2012
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel

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Edward L. Smith, age 71, of Villisca, Iowa formerly Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Edward Lewis Smith was born April 19, 1941 in rural Mills County, Iowa near Glenwood, the son of Marion and Rose (Kirk) Smith. He was raised in the Emerson, Iowa area and graduated from Red Oak High School in 1959. Ed started his working career with Red Oak Fruit and Wholesale Grocery. He worked for many different companies over the years including Hy Klas Grocery, Medicine Chest, Oakland Beef, and Parker Hannifin Corporation retiring on the day he passed away. Ed was united in marriage to LaDonna Fudge on June 10, 1961 in Atlantic, Iowa. They lived most of their married life in Red Oak, Iowa moving to Villisca, Iowa in 2006. Ed was a hard worker who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother: Dale Smith. Survivors include his wife: LaDonna Smith of Villisca, IA; children: Rick Smith and wife Susan Johnson of Villisca, IA; Marty Smith and Connie Sams of Des Moines, IA; Donna Hansen and husband Chris of Villisca, IA; and Justin Smith and wife Kyla of Villisca, IA; grandchildren: Michael Smith and wife Amy of Oakland, IA; Anthony Smith of Red Oak, IA; Stephen Smith of Hastings, IA; Jamie Smith and wife Nikki of Mary Esther, FL; Travis Smith and wife Sonja of Clarinda, IA; Brandi Smith and fiancé Charlie Dissell of Ankeny, IA; Cody Smith of Ankeny, IA; Colton Lasley serving in the Air Force in Germany; Vanessa Lasley of Cocoa Beach, FL; Sara Lasley of Washington, DC; Allen Gann of North Carolina; Jacob Hansen of Plattsmouth, NE; Dallan Smith of Villisca, IA; and Cadence Smith of Villisca, IA; several great grandchildren; brothers: Marion “Duane” Smith and wife Beverly of Carter Lake, IA; Charles Smith of Omaha, NE; and Donald Smith and wife Edith of Carter Lake, IA; sister-in-law: Weeneja Foster and husband David of Centennial, CO; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Viewing and visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 PM Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Open Door Mission. Burial will be at a later date.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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