Memorial service was 11:00a.m. Friday January 11, 2013 at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, Clear Lake with Reverend Bernie Colorado officiating. Visitation was Thursday from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, following visitation he was cremated. Inurnment will follow later at the Crystal Township Cemetery, Crystal Lake, IA.
Ron was born July 1, 1949 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Robert William and Eleanor Jean (Seibel) Smith.
While growing up in Clear Lake he worked at the Jensen Grocery. He graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1967 and then Mason City Junior College. He married Joan M. Hansmeier Dec. 6, 1980 in Crystal Lake, Iowa.
He worked at Winnebago, Curtis, Chemical Sanitizing Systems, Hwy 18 Amoco.
In 1996 opened his own business RCS Auto Repair/Napa Auto Center in Clear Lake. After he retired he worked for Habitat for Humanity. Ron had always been interested in vehicles & tinkering on them and racing. He also like Viking football, going to Sunday night races, watching Nascar and was a Dale Earnhardt fan. Ron loved his grandkids.
He was a member of Clear Lake United Methodist Church and C.E.R.T.
Ron is survived by his wife Joan M. Smith, Clear Lake, Iowa; two sons Richard (Kim) Smith, Fertile, Iowa and James Smith, Clear Lake, Iowa; three grandchildren Jacob and Jackson Smith and Cameron Lowry, Fertile, Iowa; two sisters Connie Hatch, Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin and Barb (Rich) Cottrell, Rochester, Minnesota; three brothers Doug (Deb) Smith, Clear Lake, Iowa, Tom Smith, Clear Lake, Iowa and Tim (Kathy) Smith, Las Vegas, Nevada; father and mother-in-law Calvin and Geraldine Hansmeier, Crystal lake, Iowa; brother-in-law Michael C. Hansmeier, Crystal Lake, Iowa and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother& father and infant son.
Ronald C. Smith, 63 of Clear Lake, Iowa died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa
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