Christopher Smit

Christopher Smit

Christopher Smit of Plainwell passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Allegan. Mr. Smit was born February 18, 1929 in Kalamazoo to Christopher and Velma (Rutledge) Smit. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Christopher was member of the First Baptist Church of Plainwell and in his leisure time he enjoyed woodworking, reading and crossword puzzles. On March 28, 1952 at the Cooper Baptist Church he married Marilyn Kelly who survives. Also surviving are his children Chris (Anita) Smit of Alfred, ME, Mark (Nancy) Smit of Plainwell, Laurel (Tim) Marsh of Kalamazoo and Lon Smit of Paw Paw; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a sister, Lynn (Fred) Yager and a sister-in-law, Judy Smit. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Herman Smit.

Friends may visit with Chris’s family from 3 to 5 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Private services will be held at a later time. Burial will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta. Contributions in memory of Chris may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or Wings Home.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Lloyd & Louise Clawson says:

    We are so sorry for your loss Mark. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Lynne Livingston says:

    Love, hugs, n prayers for your wonderful family!

  3. Jason and JaNel Chivis says:

    We want to express our sympathy for your loss and let you know that our thoughts are with you.

  4. Christopher Fischer says:

    Sorry for your loss Mark.

  5. Steve and Becky Swope says:

    Praying for your family

  6. Jim and Patti Hewitt says:

    So sorry to learn of the loss of your father. Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

  7. Lana E. Mason says:

    Mark & Nancy & family. So sorry for your loss.

  8. Brian Arehart says:

    Lon, Mark and Family,

    Sorry for the loss of your Dad.

  9. Michael Chase says:

    To the Smit family sorry for the loss of your husband & father.

  10. Michael & Heidi Slater says:

    Our thoughts & Prayers are with you at this difficult time; we are sorry for your loss. May you find peace and Love in the memories you cherish.

  11. Deb Redmond Mason says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Hold on to your memories & keep the Lord close.

  12. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts are with your family. We hope that your special memories will help guide you through your grief.

  13. Bob Giddings says:

    Sorry for your loss. Memories of the old Pontiac station wagon and swimming at Gun Lake, sharing summer rentals at Pine Lake and up north, Diamond Lake I believe.

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