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Wesley Dwight Smith

February 28, 1929 February 11, 2019
Wesley Dwight Smith
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Obituary for Wesley Dwight Smith

Wesley Dwight Smith, 89, was born February 28, 1929 in Old Carrollton, Carroll County, Iowa to Frank C. and Evelyn C. (Mitchell) Smith. He died February 11, 2019 at The New Homestead, Guthrie Center, Iowa.

Wes graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1947. He enlisted in the Navy 1948-1952 during the Korean War, serving as an Electrician’s Mate aboard the USS Zeal.

On January 22, 1954 he married Betty J. Long at Glidden, Iowa. To this union four children were born: Steve (Nancy) Smith of Guthrie Center; Cris (Keith) Knobbe of Guthrie Center; Vicki (Mike Karstens) Anzalone, Omaha, NE; and Lesley (Adam) Halsey of Guthrie Center.

Wes and Betty made their home in the Coon Rapids area until 1969 when they moved to the farm southwest of Guthrie Center. He was a true steward of the land raising row crops, cattle, chick- ens, hogs and horses on their family farm.

Wes was a 4-H leader, Baker Township Trustee, former president of Guthrie County Rural Fire- men’s Association, member of the Guthrie Center Booster Club, Guthrie County Beef Producers, Guthrie County Pork Producers, Farm Bureau and American Legion. He enjoyed time spent with his family and attending their school activities, especially the grandkids’ sporting events.

Wes was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents; sister Beth Shutt; and son-in-law Les Anzalone. Surviving are his children, 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchil- dren soon to arrive; sister Gayle Schultz; and brothers Ronny Smith and Roger Smith.


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Visitation

Thursday

14

Feb

9:30 AM 2/14/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 2/14/2019 10:30:00 AM
First Christian Church

105 N 4th Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115

First Christian Church
105 N 4th Street Guthrie Center 50115 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

14

Feb

10:30 AM 2/14/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 2/14/2019 11:30:00 AM
First Christian Church

105 N 4th Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115

First Christian Church
105 N 4th Street Guthrie Center 50115 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Union Cemetery Final Resting Place

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Guthrie Center, IA 50115

gc Guthrie Center 50115 IA
United States

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