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Ronald Eugene Smith, age 83, was born at home on the farm northwest of Lamoni, Iowa to William and Wilma Fest Smith on December 31, 1929. He departed this life peacefully in the century farm home July 3, 2013. He farmed his entire life on the family farm.

Ron married Lois Bierlein May 28, 1951 on the family farm. To this union two children were born, Sandi Smith Mandell (Richard) and Rod Smith (Connie). They shared 62 years together.

Family was important to Ronald and he looked forward to holidays and family gatherings. Ron and Lois’ family grew from two children into eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is brother Billy (Margaret) Smith.

Ron became a member of Trinity Christian Church and was baptized soon afterwards. He did not like missing Sunday services.

Funeral services were Monday, July 8, 2013, at Trinity Christian Church west of Decatur, Iowa with Rev. Terry Roberts officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Lamoni. Arrangements were through Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home of Leon and Lamoni.

Memorials may be given to Trinity Christian Church. 

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