SYCAMORE — Donald F. Smith, of Tiffin, died at 11:35 a.m. Saturday, May 5 , 2012 at home. He was 87.
Born Jan. 28, 1925 in Seneca County, he was a son of William H. and Nina K. (Keller) Smith. He married Phyllis J. (Shellhouse) Smith on Dec. 7, 1947 and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, LouAnn (Tony) Maraldo, rural Tiffin; a son, Curtland (Jenifer) Smith, rural Tiffin; and two grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Smith; and a sister, Elva Mae Detterman.
A 1943 graduate of McCutchenville High School, Mr. Smith was a retired quality control analyst for the former General Electric, Tiffin, where he worked for more than 40 years. He also retired as a salesman for Farmers Mutual Insurance, where he worked for many years.
He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church.
Mr. Smith served in the United States Marine Corps during World War ll, being in the second wave of marines that attacked Iwo Jima. He was a member of the Tiffin AMVETS and a former member of Sycamore American Legion Post No. 250.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, with the Rev. Donald Young officiating. Burial will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore, where Sycamore American Legion Post No. 250 will conduct military graveside rites. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care or the Building Fund of Harmony United Methodist Church in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, PO Box 350, Sycamore OH 44882.