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Obituary: Eugene J. Smith

September 15, 1929 – July 16, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Eugene J. Smith, age 91, of Schereville, formerly of Dyer and St. John, IN, passed away peacefully Friday, July 16, 2021. Loving husband of 70 years to Josephine A. Smith, nee Thomas. Devoted father of Sandra (Bradley) Snearly-Vosberg, Debbie (Richard) Fielder, and Garret (Susan) Smith. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Jaclyn (Brandon), Darren (Anne), Lauren, and Dennis (Taylor); great-grandfather of Nathan, Nick, Greyson, and Garret. Dear brother of the late Irene (late Leonard) Dettmer, and late Louise (late Ken) Miller. Kind uncle of nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Earl and Erma Smith.

Eugene was a proud U.S. Army Veteran having served in Seoul, Korea. He was a former St. John trustee for many years, he enjoyed golfing, and cherished vacationing in Florida with his loving family.

Visitation Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 3 – 8 p.m. with a vigil service to be held at 7 p.m. Prayer service Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 9:15 a.m. from Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane to St. Joseph Catholic Church. 440 Joliet Street, Dyer, IN, for a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, with Rev. Ted Mauch officiating. Interment Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery – Schererville, IN.

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