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Wayne R. Smith 1920-2010

Aug 31, 2010

A funeral service for Wayne R. Smith of Emmetsburg will be Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. Rev. Nicholas Thackery will officiate. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Emmetsburg.  The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Smith, 84, died Saturday, August 28, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa.

Wayne Robert ?Smith , son of Henry and Mina (Smoot) Smith, was born May 23, 1926,  near Mallard, Iowa. He received his education in the Mallard School system.

On August 28, 1947, Wayne was united in marriage to Marcella Naig at St. John’s Lutheran Church in?Depew. To this union three children were born.

Wayne farmed for forty-one years, retiring in the Fall of 1988. He and Marcella moved to Emmetsburg where Wayne was active in St. Paul Lutheran Church and his community, serving on many boards.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, ?Ricky; two brothers, Glenn Smoot and Albert Smith and two sisters-in-law, Cora Smoot and Margaret Smith Martini.

He is survived by his wife, Marcella, of Emmetsburg,  IA; his children, Nancella Smith Dobbins and her husband Craig of West Lafayette, IN; and Lonnie Smith and his wife  Rhonda   of Hubbard, IA; grandchildren Jarett Dobbins and his wife Lesley; Carrie Dobbins and her husband, Steve Kitts; Monica Mann and her husband, Roger and Lacey Smith; great grandchildren, Lily Dobbins, Miles Kitts, Gracey Mann and Robbie Mann; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com