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Obituary for Richard Smith

October 14, 1935 - October 21, 2021
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 86


Richard Smith, age 86 of Zeeland passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Gloria, his children: Pam Halbert, Doug and Pamela Smith, Steve and Cindy Smith, and Joy and Rob Miller; his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Sara and Jeff Geerts (Isaac, and Raelynn), Andrew Smith, Corey and Megan Smith, Hannah Smith, Tyler and Megan Smith, Joshua Smith, Ryan Smith, Jill and Matt Kukulies (Arlen), and Julie and Tanner Wanzer; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Larry and Sandy Lubbers, Pat Berens, Rog and Kathy Berens, and Carolyn Redder.

Rich was preceded in death by his son Ricky in 1978, his grandson Jordan Smith, his parents Marvin and Ruth Smith, father-in-law and mother-in-law Peter and Fannie Lubbers, his siblings: Harv Smith, Caroline and Nelson Dykema; his brothers-in-law: Jim Lubbers, Jason Redder, and Klaire Berens.

Rich served his country in the United States Army stationed in Germany. After his time in the service Rich worked at Heidema Brothers Produce for 10 years, then he operated Smith Produce where he raised pickles, melons, potatoes and had greenhouses. In his retirement Rich drove truck for V-Max for 6 years. For 18 years Rich and Gloria wintered in Mission, TX.

Rich and Gloria were charter members of Community Reformed Church and currently are members of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Zeeland. \

Visitation will be 6-8 pm Monday, October 25, 2021, at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 State Street, Zeeland. The funeral service will be 11 am Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 515 East Main Street, Zeeland. Interment will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Bethel Christian Reformed Church.

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251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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