Donald J. Smith, 91, of Sturgis, and formerly of Colon, passed away early Friday morning, September 16, 2011, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service and burial of the ashes will be held at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
The Rev. Barry Sommerfield of Celebration Community Church in Sturgis will officiate.
Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Smith’s memory consider the Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 or Celebration Community Church, 211 N. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091.
His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.