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Thomas J. Smith 1951-2010

Mar 9, 2010

Emmetsburg native Thomas Smith of Kearney, NE, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, in Fonda. He was 58.

Funeral service for Mr. Smith was Friday, March 5, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Clem Currans officiated.

Burial was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Joseph Smith was born March 20, 1951, in Emmetsburg, the son of Gordon and Elaine (Gappa)?Smith. He graduated from Emmetsburg High School in 1969.

Tom served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. After being honorably discharged from the service, Tom moved to Kingman, AZ, where he lived and worked for several years.

In 2003 Tom moved to Kearney, NE, where he made his home until his health forced him to move to Fonda.

Survivors include four brothers, Charles Smith of Indianola, Bill Smith of Ringsted, Pat Smith of Graettinger and Andy Smith of Graettinger; four sisters, Connie Smith of Rolfe, Cathy Peters of Emmetsburg, Karen Orwig of Rolfe, and Kim Sieverding of Sioux Falls, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com