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Don H. Smith
  • Hackman Family Funeral Homes
    P.O. Box 9
    Sturgis, MI 49091

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“worked with Don and Ida several years will miss his laugh and all his jokes nice man ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Barbara Henderson - Bronson, MI

“I worked with Don and Ida at Dometic for several years and he will be missed ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Carol Sue Haviland - LaGrange, IN

“RIP ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: John Rader - Roanoke, IN

“So sorry to hear this. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.Don you were a hoot to work with. Loved you and Ida as well. May you rest in peace. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Carol Torrez - Lagrange, IN

“a wonderful father in law , a truly loving man to all his family. always loved friend and guests. I will miss you so. thank you for loving me and...Read More ยป
5 of 6 | Posted by: patti dunlap - sturgis, MI

“The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy. ”
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Don H. Smith, age 75 of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Centreville, Michigan after a longtime illness.
He was born April 24, 1941 in Dunlop, Tennessee son of Glenn Henson and Ova Lee (Cain) Smith.
Don married Ida Jane Sanford in September of 1970.
He resided in Burr Oak, MI for the majority of his life.
Don could be remember by many as a bartender at Corners Lounge & The Sturgis Bowling Alley. He also worked at Havaland Janitorial in Bronson, MI, before retiring in 2001 from Dometic Corporation in LaGrange, IN.
He loved gardening, golf, fishing, and above all he loved spending time with family and friends.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Ida; Children: Donnetta (Dave Merkle) Smith of Sturgis, Tim (Jenny) Smith of Burr Oak, Chris (Sandy) Smith of Romeoville, Illinois and Penny Smith of Portage; Grandchildren: Charles (Kellie) Smith, Logan (Heather) Smith, Chelsie Smith, Creedon Smith, Saidey Phenning, Austin Smith, Joshua Smith, Jeff Sutton, Ashton Sutton, Aaliyah Sutton, Mindy Price, Lisa Price, Tyler and Jake Merkle; 15 Great-Grandchildren; Siblings: Jack of Georgia, Geraldine of Nevada and Angela of Illinois; Special Niece and Nephew; Mike and Tammy Sanford and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son: Robert B. Price; sisters: Norma Jean Tubb of Mississippi and Beverly Ingram of Sturgis.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday, December 29 at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284 and on Friday, December 30 at 1:00 P.M. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. The funeral services celebrating the life of Don Smith will be begin at 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 30 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Pastor Darin Warnecke will officiate. Cremation will follow the service with burial at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis at a later date.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to the Funeral Home to help with expenses, P.O. Box 9, Sturgis, MI 49091.