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Gordon A. Smith

Obituary for Gordon A. Smith

December 6, 1928 - November 7, 2021
Holland, Michigan | Age 92


Gordon A. Smith, age 92, a resident of Holland, Michigan, passed away on November 7, 2021.

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He was born December 6, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois, and was a graduate of East Lansing High School, in Michigan. When his father fell ill with tuberculosis, Mr. Smith left his studies at Michigan State University to tend to his father's wholesale lumber business where he continued to serve until joining Michigan National Bank's fledgling computer operations in the mid-1960's. He served a term on the Waverly Public Schools Board of Education after defeating an incumbent. Mr. Smith later worked as a residential realtor and served many terms as an Eaton County Commissioner. He served 40 years as secretary-treasurer of the Capital Caravan Shrine Club in Lansing and in the same position for the Caravan Youth Center, both of which provided opportunities for area youth, especially in Golden Gloves.

He is survived by Trudy, his beloved wife of 70 years; his sons: Dr. Craig Smith (Char) and Scott Smith (Mari); granddaughters: Heather Smith and Laura Hillman (Matthew); grandsons: Paul Smith (Kristen) and Jason Smith (Stephanie); and six great-grandchildren. His daughter, Cheryl Aleman (Omar), who served as a judge in Broward County, Florida after working decades as a prosecutor, predeceased him.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E 16th St, Holland, MI 49423. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children (

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315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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