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Robert L. Smith, 84

June 28, 2012

Robert L. Smith, 84, of 13777 Yorkshire - Osgood Road, Yorkshire, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at The Gardens of Celina.

He was born on Oct. 16, 1927, in Port Jefferson, to Claude and Arlo (Shroyer) Smith, and they preceded him in death.

On Feb. 16, 1957, at St. Nicholas Church in Osgood, he married Virginia Bergman Smith, and she survives.

He is survived by four children, Teresa (Walt) Bertke of Peachtree, Ga., Thomas Smith of Celina, Diana (Dave) Brackman of Celina and Patricia (Bob) Gehret of Versailles; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law; three Bergman in-laws.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lora Poeppelman; four siblings; two in-laws; two Bergman in-laws.

He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Nicholas Catholic Church, with the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial will follow at St. Martin Cemetery in Osgood. Full military honors at the graveside will be conducted by the Osgood American Legion.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.

Condolences may be left at Hogenkampfh.com.
 

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