Obituary: Samuel Smith

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December 02, 1932 – June 07, 2020

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Samuel Smith, age 87 of Highland, IN, formerly of Lansing, IL, went home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 7, 2020, after spending a wonderful day with his family.

He is survived by his daughter: Laurel (Herb) Bartels; two sons: Brian (Lori) Smith and Bruce (Jan) Smith; eight grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren. Also surviving are his six siblings: Gertrude, Ron, Bill, Dorothy, Dave, and Harry. Mr. Smith was preceded to Heaven by his beloved wife of 64 years: Kathryn Smith (nee Swieringa); and his brother: Jack.

Due to the current health environment, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Mr. Smith will be laid to rest in Oakridge Cemetery in Lansing in a private family service. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Sam’s name to either Grace Church, 2740 Indiana Ave., Lansing, IL, or Wycliffe Associates, PO Box 620143, Orlando, FL 32862, or via email at [email protected].

Samuel was a long time member of Grace Church in Lansing where he sang in the choir and was an Elder and VP of the Consistory. He retired from Commonwealth Edison after 40+ years of working as a lineman/foreman. He was an avid reader and enjoyed working outdoors. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and he will be missed.