Richard S. Smith

Richard S. Smith

Richard S. Smith of Otsego, Michigan, died Monday, January 8, 2007 in Grand Rapids. Mr. Smith was born July 15, 1918 in Watson Township to Richard and Vinia Smith and was a lifelong resident of the area. Richard served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. For many years he was employed with Dermatalic Flowserve as a press operator. Richard was a member of the Otsego V.F.W. Post #3030, the Otsego American Legion Post #84 and the Moose Lodge #345. In April of 1962 he married Vivian Crawford, who died in 2002. Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Nancy Goodacre, in 1997, and nine siblings. Surviving are ten children, Burdette “Bob” (Sue) Smith of Marcellus, Wanda (Merritt) Bush of Otsego, Howard (Heli) Smith of Radcliff, KY, Marie (Jim) Strong of Kalamazoo, Ken (Kathy) Smith of Bloomingdale, Sandy (John) Brady of Indiana, David Riemens of Tennessee, Jim (Peggy) Riemens of Plainwell,  Ed (Carmen) Smith of Holland and Janet Stonerock of Kalamazoo; 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Mike Smith of Allegan; many nieces and nephews. Friends may meet the family from 5 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a Moose Lodge ceremony will be held at 7:00 P.M. and funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, Mr. William Rose, funeral celebrant officiating. Military  Honors at Mallory Cemetery, Allegan will be conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030. Contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to Moose Heart or Moose Haven.

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