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Michael Joseph Smith

April 24, 1959 - October 7, 2021
From: Fostoria, IA
Michael Joseph Smith

Michael Joseph Smith

Born: April 24, 1959
Died: October 7, 2021
Age: 62

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     Michael Joseph Smith, the son of Francis and Loretta (Williams) Smith was born April 24, 1959 in Spencer, IA. His childhood years were spent in the Ayrshire, IA area, where he attended school and graduated from Ayrshire High School in 1978.

     Michael worked as a farm hand, a truck driver, Spencer Foods, the Heartland Press for 21 years and GCC Ready Mix until his retirement in 2020. He enjoyed snowmobiling, watching the Hawkeyes and Cyclones, riding his Harley, wood working, restoring things, hunting, his dogs, Barney and Molly and especially spending time with family and friends.

     Michael passed away on Thursday, October 7, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City, NE, at the age of 62. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Rosanna and Kathy; 2 brothers, Patrick and Kenneth; and one nephew, Ben Smith.

     Left to cherish his memory are his 2 brothers, Larry (Laurel) Smith of Hartsburg, MO, and Jon Smith of Hiawatha, IA; 4 sisters, Deb (Greg) Steenblock of Ankeny, IA Mary Osborn of Muscatine, IA, Angela (Keith) Frideres of Algona and Cindy Harris of Akron, IA; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will take place 1:30 P.M., Thursday, October 14, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
*In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to People For Pets
Chris Miller 
Doug Davidson
Sawyer Frideres
Nolan Broadie
Nick Moodie
Dan Hill
Justin Miller
Tyler Frideres
Larkin Powers
Jason St. John
Clint Ludwig
All Michaels's Nieces
Visitation will take place Wednesday, October 13, starting at 5:00 P.M., with family present from 5-7:00 P.M., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"Amazing Grace"
"See You On The Other Side"
"Tears In Heaven"
Calvary Cemetery
Ayrshire, Iowa


Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 2:05 PM
“Mike was a great neighbor and a better friend. We will miss all of the planned and spontaneous times we got together to watch the big game or around a bonfire and shared laughs and tears. Rest in Peace buddy, we love you.”
- Matt & Stacie Bryant
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7:27 AM
“Jon, I am very sorry about Mike! Been awhile since I have see him! Take care! ”
- Bev Salton Dudziak
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7:27 AM
“Very sorry for your loss. Mike was a friend and I will cherish the good times spent with him. Healing thoughts to your family. ”
- Linda Andersen
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10:59 AM
“Work with mike for 5 plus years at GGC ready mix
Fly high untill we meet again”
- Joe
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:25 AM
“Jon sorry of the passing of Mike. Always enjoy talking with him and working with him at Heartland. He will be missed thoughts prayers to you and your family.”
- Greg Foote
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 6:02 PM
“Deb so sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for your family.”
- Ronnie and Susie Cameron
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 4:55 PM
“I have many memories of my time with Michael. I offer condolences to his family. ”
- Linda Albrecht-Blom
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 4:55 PM
“Mike was a neighbor of ours whom we greatly enjoyed the company of. I only knew him for a short 5 years, but I feel so blessed to have met him and to even call him my friend. Mike, you will be missed so greatly. ”
- Ashlei Mawris
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 4:55 PM
“My deepest sympathies to all of you. Mike was a very kind man and he will be missed by many. ”
- Rhonda Olson
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:58 AM
“I met Mike a few years ago thru Joe and Matt... what a special guy! He will be greatly missed... RIP Mike 💜”
- Emilee Buchholz
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:22 AM
“So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He will always hold a special place in my heart. My sincere condolences for his loving family. Rest In Peace my friend.”
- Terri Daugherty
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 4:55 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of our old friends passing. Jon and family you are in our thoughts and prayers!!”
- Jerry and Kris Illg
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 4:54 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about Mike …
We ran around some years ago and he always stopped to talk to me when our paths crossed!
RIP Mike ”
- Rhonda Olson
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2:39 PM
“So sorry to here of Mikes passing may he rest in peace with Bonnie now”
- John and Ann Heiman
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2:39 PM
“So sorry to hear about Mike. He was a good friend for many years, he will be missed.
- Mary Schomaker
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:55 AM
“So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. Shared a lot of good memories in the past with Mike. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you peace and comfort at this difficult time. RIP Mike”
- Linda Versluis
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:32 AM
“My deepest sympathy to all of you in your loss of Mike...breaks my heart..he was a great guy...always had a big hug for my Mom ..Rose Hill..course she wouldnt let go of him until he did hug her..always called her Mom...we will sure miss him...he is pain free now and at peace.”
- Darlene Hankey
Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10:45 AM
“So very sorry to hear Mike’s passing- he was such a nice guy always had a smile on his face the heavens has another angel”
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