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Service Thursday for Thomas Smith, age 87

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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 loved God.

Funeral services 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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Posted 4/7/2015




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