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Bernard Smith

Obituary for Bernard Smith

May 16, 1946 - May 6, 2018
Creston, Iowa | Age 71


Bernard Smith, 71, of Creston, died Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Creston Specialty Care in Creston.

No public services will be held.

Private service were held by the family.
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Bernard Allen Smith, son of Elizabeth Ida (Ripperger) Smith and Gail Allen Smith, was born on May 16, 1946 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was educated in Des Moines schools.

On October 17, 1966, Bernard married Linda Lee Parker in Bethany, Missouri. They lived and worked in Creston.

Bernard entered the United States Army in March of 1968. He was honorably discharged after a brief time, due to medical reasons. Returning to Creston, Bernard worked at Gambles Hardware Store in Creston. He also painted houses and did general home repair. Linda died on April 1, 1977. Bernard went on disability in 1974.

On April 10, 1979, Bernard married Linda Lou Purscell in Creston. They lived in Creston. Linda Lou passed away on July 5, 2014.

Bernard is survived by his two sons Larry Smith of Lorimor and Tom Smith (significant other Dee Scott) of Dayton, Texas; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Mike, Tom, Calvin, Eugene and Dennis Smith; three sisters, Monica, JoAnn and Gail.

Bernard was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife of 10 years Linda (Parker) Smith in 1977 and second wife of 35 years Linda (Purscell) Smith in 2014; his son Brian Smith, a granddaughter Amber Smith-Harper, a brother Norman Smith and a daughter-in-law, Julie Stewart Smith.

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PO Box 431
Creston, IA 50801
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