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Shawn Lee Smith

May 30, 1967 - December 9, 2017
From: Fostoria, IA
Shawn Lee Smith

Shawn Lee Smith

Born: May 30, 1967
Died: December 9, 2017
Age: 50

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     Shawn Lee Smith, the son of Dennis “Patrick” and Nancy (Mengelsen) Smith, was born May 30, 1967 in Spencer, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in Fostoria, where he received his education, graduating from Milford High School. After his schooling, he learned the welding trade from his father and worked with him at Fostoria Welding.  Shawn also worked at Rich’s Café and at the North Y Truck Stop.

     Shawn married Mary Ann Grover on July 13, 1991 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.  After their marriage, he continued to work at the truck stop and later Maurer Manufacturing in Spencer, where he was currently a welding supervisor.  He served on the Fostoria Fire Department after high school and also served on the Fostoria City Council.  Shawn was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and camping.  He enjoyed all the times he spent with his sons, helping them fix cars, dirt bikes and lighting fireworks.  He also enjoyed cutting trees and splitting wood.

     He passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the age of 50.  Shawn was preceded in death by his parents; his maternal and paternal grandparents and a sister in infancy.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Ann of Fostoria; two sons: Austen Smith and his friend, Kristina Cross and Logan Smith all of Hartley; several other relatives and many friends. 

SERVICES
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Verdon Austad
CASKET BEARERS
John Tatman
Lonn Subbert
Jeff Dillinger
Kyle Krager
Dan Ruehle
Mike Tjebben
VISITATION
Visitation will begin 4:00 P.M., Wednesday with the family present from 4 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
MUSIC
"Rocker" - AC/DC
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone"
INTERMENT
Fairview Cemetery
Rural Langdon, Iowa

Condolences

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:55 AM
“So very very sorry for the loss of Shawn. One very special guy.”
- Deb and Don Hintz
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 4:55 PM
“Oh...Mary, Austen, and Logan, I was so saddened to hear of Shawn’s death. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Janet Keck
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 8:58 PM
“Mary & boys, Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Cherish those memories..”
- Shyla & Larry Stanley
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 5:22 PM
“Thinking of you at this difficult time Mary, sending condolences to you and the boys along with the sincerest wishes that in time your many years of wonderful memories will ease your sorrow...please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Diane and Dennis Nelsen”
- Diane Twait Nelsen
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 11:33 AM
“Mary, I am so sorry for your loss!!! Thoughts and prayers to you and the family!!!!!”
- Shannon Parks
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 11:33 AM
“Mary, I am so sorry for your loss!!! Thoughts and prayers to you and the family!!!!!”
- Shannon Parks
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 11:33 AM
“Mary, I am so sorry for your loss!!! Thoughts and prayers to you and the entire family!!”
- Shannon Parks
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:59 AM
“Mary, so sorry for your loss. May your memories and the love of family and friends comfort you. ”
- Donna Ball
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 8:45 PM
“Mary, Austin and Logan prayers to you. Shawn was a great boss to work for at IOCO North Y.”
- Merlyn Brown
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:10 PM
“Mary, Austin, and Logan
You have my deepest sympathy at this difficult time. You are surrounded with love of your family and friends. Sending big hugs your way and keeping all of you in my prayers. ”
- Mary Lou Sirovy
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 4:17 PM
“Mary and boys, I was so sorry to hear about Shawn's passing. Many thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.”
- Betty Adams Crabb
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 8:25 AM
“So Sorry for your loss . ”
- rick winter
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:55 AM
“Mary I'm so sorry to hear about Shawn. He was a great guy that I got know when I work with at Maurer. He and I would talk about his motorcycle and old time guns. He will be miss greatly! May God Bless your family. ”
- Greg Foote
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 5:48 PM
“Mary, Austen, Logan, family and friends it is with my deepest sympathy that I send you my condolences on the passing of beloved Shawn.
In the words of Martin Luther King, God was the first to cry when he called this man home.
It was a privilege and honor to work with a man of Shawn's caliber. He taught me not only about the details of my job but how to do it with integrity, intelligence, and respect.
Shawn and I greeted each workday morning but we never said Goodbye... till now.
You will be missed Shawn.
Kate”
- Kate Kunzmann
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 4:38 PM
“So sorry to hear, class mate 1985”
- Amy Osler
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:24 PM
“Sending tons of prayers for you and the whole family. Sorry for your loss! ”
- Carmen Parsons
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:23 PM
“Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Chelle (Moore) Snyder
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:23 PM
“Mary & boys, I am so sorry to hear about Shawn. Very hard to think he is much too young for this to happen. Hang on to the good memories. you will make it through this.”
- Marlene Mengelsen
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:23 PM
“Mary and boys, we are sadden to hear of Shawn’s passing. Bless you as you go through this trying time. ”
- Roger and Sue Simpson
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:23 PM
“So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers ”
- Dave and LuAnn Garnjobst
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:23 PM
“So sorry for your loss...May God grant you peace in this time...Todd Cass(classmate of Shawn's since 3rd grade at Milford...class of 1985)”
- Todd Cass
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:23 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and yours.”
- Diane Benjamin
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8:22 AM
“Mary you have our deepest and sincere sympathy- Enjoyed working with Shawn and you when I was selling Real Estate.”
- Brad and Tracey Pierson
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8:22 AM
“Mary & family, so shocked to hear about Shawn, so many memories.....good, bad, and ugly, he will be missed but not forgotten........ Godspeed "Bubba" ”
- Rhonda & Steve (goobe) Essick
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8:22 AM
“So sorry for your loss he was a good man and I know my mom thought highly of all of you as neighbors. ”
- Craig and Kathy Winter
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8:22 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Shawn was a great co-worker and a caring person. I remember when he won the raffle money for our Shayla Bee fundraiser and donated it right back to that organization. Prayers to Shawn's family.”
- Mark Hickerson
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 6:53 PM
“Mary, so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, hang on to all the good memories you have.”
- Ron & Sharon Essick
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 6:53 PM
“Mary & boys- we are so saddened to hear of your loss. Please know we’re sending thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.”
- John & Carrie Calhoon
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 6:53 PM
“We are very sorry for your loss. ”
- Bill &Tammy Horst
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3:19 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss! May you feel the presence of God to help you through this time! ”
- Sara Wennerstrom (Thiner)
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