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SMIT, Grace 1898-1989


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/3/2016 at 12:06:38

Services Held For Grace Smit

Mrs. Grace Smit, 90, passed away on Friday, March 10, at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center, where she had been a resident since June 17, 1984.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., March 13, at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church, rural Holland. Pastor Larry C. Hoop officiated, and was assisted by Pastor James Stewart.

Mrs. Tom Simms sang "What A Day That Will Be." She was accompanied by Mrs. Larry Stahl. Mrs. Tom Simms also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Casket bearers were Paul Smit, Jim Whitney, Kelley Hood, DeLon Schmitt, Delwyn Schmitt, and Duane Schmitt.

The ushers were John Seehusen and Herman Akkerman. Velma Meints and Irene Schmidt were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center.

Mrs. Grace Smit was born on September 14, 1898, on a farm near Wellsburg. She was the daughter of Dirk and Mattie Meester Meyer. She grew up in Palermo township, Grundy county, where she attended country school.

On September 20, 1917, Grace was united in marriage to Henry H. Smit, at her parents farm home. After their marriage they lived on farms in Colfax township, until they retired and made their home in Grundy Center in 1949.

She was a longtime member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church, rural Holland.

Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Smit, on December 5, 1964; her parents, her stepfather, Nick Kampman; two brothers, Harm Meyer, and Marcus D. Meyer; one sister, Rachel Meyer; one step-brother, John Kampman; two sons-in-law, William R. Schmidt, and George W. Schmitt; and by step-grandson.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Schmitt, and Mrs. Vernice Schmidt, both of Grundy Center; two sons, Wilbur Smit, Holland, and Darris Smit, of Cedar Rapids; one sister, Mrs. Lewis (Minnie) Luitjens, Dike; one step-sister, Mrs. Henry (Katie) Dekker, Aplington; two step-brothers, Elmer Kampman, Cedar Falls, and Chris Kampman, of Parkersburg; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 March 1989, pg 3


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