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William “Bill” Smith

Posted January 23, 2013 in Ankeny, Obituaries

May 6, 1933 – January 19, 2013

Bill Smith

Bill Smith

William Homer Smith, 79, passed away January, 19, 2013 at Karen Acres Health Care Center in Urbandale, IA.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m., January 24, 2013 at Ankeny Christian Church (2506 SW 3rd St.), Ankeny, IA with burial following at Highland Memory Gardens. A visitation will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd.)

Bill was born May 6, 1933 in Des Moines, the son of Homer M. and Lillian I. (Lindsay) Smith. He was a graduate of North High School, class of 1951 in Des Moines, and served in the Korean War. Bill retired from the Des Moines Register, and was a member of Ankeny Christian Church. After retirement Bill relocated to Mesa, AZ for several years and did security work until his health caused him to return back to Iowa in June of 2008.

Bill is survived by his 2 daughters, Denise (Ken) Trammel and Susan (Bryan) Jansen, 7 grandchildren; Travis (Marcie) Trammel, Troy Trammel, Lisa Trammel, Sara Trammel, Diana (Jon) Mueller, Allen (Tarica) Wilkins and Nik Jansen, great-grandchildren; Haley, Obi, Jacob, Isaac, Noah, Connor and Cael a brother Robert (Maxine) Smith, his sister Betty Wilcox, former wife Pattie Luce, and 7 nieces and nephews. He was also survived by his companion Shih Tzu, Seiko.

He was preceded in death by his parents Homer and Lillian Smith, and his brother-in-law Donald Wilcox.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ankeny Christian Church or HCI Care Services of Central Iowa.

Information provided by:
Memorial Services of Iowa
4208 North Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023

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