Collins G. Smith

Collins G. Smith

Collins G. Smith of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2006 in Alamo. Mr. Smith was born June 20, 1916 in Otsego to Robert and Mary (Gray) Smith and was a lifelong resident of the area. In 1934 he graduated from Otsego High School and then served with the CCCs. For over 25 years he was employed as a steam fitter for the Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital retiring in 1978. His favorite activities included wood working, golfing and traveling. On June 28, 1940 in Bangor he married Ruth Rantz, who died in 1995. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Jane Nord, in 2002. Surviving are 4 children, Michael (Glenna) Smith of Laughlin, Nevada, Barbara (Paul) Colyer of Plainwell, Bruce (Penny Lovett) Smith of Otsego and Coleen (Michael) Blowers of Pine Lake; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter. In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place. A graveside service at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Contributions in memory of Collins may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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