Thomas Smith, age
87 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on April, 3, 2015, in Portage, IN.
He was born on
October 23, 1927, in McKeesport, PA, to William and Laura (Shuster) Smith.
He was married to Nancy (Richards) Smith.
He is survived by
his son, Jim (Carol) Smith of Bartlett, IL, daughters; Terri (Mark)
Albertson of Boonville, MO, and Lissa (Jerry) Monette of Chesterton, IN,
grandchildren; Katie (David) Lowitzki, Kyle (Erica) Smith, Michelle (Nate)
West, Annie (Marvin) Mackey, Hanna Albertson, Nathaniel (Corinne) Peffers,
Cassidy (Chet) Nay and Adam (Kate) Peffers; great-grandchildren; Savannah
and Dawson Lowitzki, Cole, Ashton, Ember and Forge Mackey, Haleigh Sutton,
Skylar and Owen Peffers, Ethan and Elijah Nay; brother, Walter (Nancy) Smith
of PA; brother-in-law, Bob (Barb) Richards of PA, and cousin, Nancy Lee
Large of PA. and two expected great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, and wife. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army and
worked at Midwest Steel as a tin roller. He enjoyed dancing, music, art and
cooking. He loved spending time with his family, had a fighting spirit and
will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304. Entombment to follow at
Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Visitation will be
held Thursday, April 9, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at
12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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