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Francis L. Smith, 97

June 29, 2011

Francis L. Smith, 97, of 217 E. Oak St., Celina, died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at the Gardens of Celina.

He was born on Nov. 19, 1913, in Coldwater, to Louis and Caroline (Schwartz) Smith, and they preceded him in death.

On Oct. 18, 1937, he married Anna Margaret Zender, and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2007.

He is survived by a son, Patrick (Janet) Smith of Celina; two daughters, Judy (Joe) Otte of North Star and Elaine (Jim) Loughridge of Coldwater; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gerry Smith; one grandson; three brothers; one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, with the Rev. Kenneth Schnipke, C.PP.S., officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Celina.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and before 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina.

Memorial contributions may be made to I.C. Endowment Fund or State of the Heart Home and Hospice. Condolences may be made at LHDfuneralhome.com.

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