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Wesley C. "Smitty" Smith

October 20, 1927 March 3, 2020
Wesley C. "Smitty" Smith
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Obituary for Wesley C. "Smitty" Smith

WESLEY C. “SMITTY” SMITH, 92, of Prophetstown, IL, formerly of Lyndon, IL, died Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Allure of Prophetstown.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Lyndon Township Cemetery in Lyndon, IL, with Pastor Justin Vogel of River Church, Clinton, IA, officiating. There will be no visitation; the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown, IL is in charge of arrangements.

Wesley was born October 20, 1927, to Harvey F. and Iola (Halligan) Smith, in Canoe Creek Township in Rock Island County, IL. He was educated in the Hillsdale Grade Schools and was a graduate of Erie High School. He married Opal Jensen-Kuelper on March 24, 1975 in Morrison. She died October 5, 2019. Wesley owned and operated the Owl Tap in Lyndon. He first was employed by Volckmann’s Furniture and General Electric, both in Morrison. Wesley was an avid pool player and bowler. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and being along the river. He also enjoyed traveling with his family. Wesley had a great sense of humor and could easily make people laugh.

Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia (Jerry) VanderLeest and Christine Smith-Proud, both of Morrison; one son, Dale (Mary) Smith of Sterling, IL; six grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; two step-daughters, Kim Ingram of Prophetstown, and Debra Kuelper of Wisconsin; two step-sons, Steve Kuelper of Prophetstown and David (Mel) Kuelper of Buda, IL; several step grand and great grandchildren; one niece, Marilee Mueller; one nephew, Rocky Adler; one sister, Mary Anne (James) Snyder of Moline, IL.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal; one sister, Marjorie Lee Brown; one brother, Darrell F. Smith.

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Graveside

Saturday

7

Mar

11:00 AM 3/7/2020 11:00:00 AM
Lyndon Township Cemetery

IL Hwy 78
Lyndon, IL 61261

Lyndon Township Cemetery
IL Hwy 78 Lyndon 61261 IL
United States
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