Obituary Record

Charles C Smith
Died on 6/3/1994

Smith, Charles C. 6/3/1994

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Charles C. Smith, 61

Services were Monday, June 6 at Palmquist-Pelan Funeral Home in Oakland for Charles C. Smith, 61, who died June 3, 1994 at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point, Nebraska. Rev. Dawn Carder officiated. Burial was in Prospect Hills Cemetery in Elkhorn with military graveside rites by the Craig American Legion Post No.127.

Charles C. Smith was born December 30, 1932 in Glenwood, Iowa to Chester A. and Eva K. Powles Smith. He attended school at Pacific Junction High School in Glenwood.

He entered the United States Navy November 5, 1951 and served in the Korean Conflict. H was discharged August 19, 1955.

He married Wilma J. Brittain September 10, 1955 at Glenwood. They moved to Bennington, Nebraska after their marriage.

There he worked for Mystery Oil. He then went to work for Douglas County Highway Department until 1967, when he began working for Westroads Volkswagon.

In the spring of 1971, he purchased and moved to a farm north of Craig, Nebraska where he built and started his dairy farm. He quit milking cows due to health problems in the spring of 1989, but continued to farm, raise calves and do custom hay baling, until the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by his father, Chester A. Smith; a daughter, Sherry and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma of Craig; two sons, Mike Smith and Mark Smith, both of Craig; three sisters, Delores Jones of Malvern, Iowa; Judy Auxier of North Platte, Nebraska and Carolyn Johnson of Glenwood; three brothers, Sidney Smith and Max Smith, both of Calhan, Colorado and Keith Smith of Nixon, Missouri; his mother, Eva Smith of Glenwood and one grandson, Jason Smith of Craig.

Jeff Robinson was vocalist.

Casket bearers were Loyd Jensen, Mick Nelson, Harold Jones, Keith Auxier, Ron Schlichting and Max Johnson.

Honorary casket bearers were Duane Braesch, Richard Strom, James Wallace and Art Schlichting.

Memorials may go to the Craig Fire Department or the donor’s choice.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska ~~~

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