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Donald R. Smith

December 11, 1948 ~ October 27, 2018 (age 69)
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Donald Smith


Donald Smith, age 69, of Hobart went home to meet his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Donald is survived by his loving wife of 15 years; Lynn M Smith, 3 children: Mike (Fiancée Christine Harrison) Smith, Scott (Polly) Smith and Cheryl (Bryan) Mansell; 2 Step Daughters: Amber (Kevin) Cummings and Melody Raganyi-Reyes; 5 Grandchildren: Lucas, Jeffery, Savannah, David and Emily; 6 Step Grandchildren: Lydia, Kevin Jr., Nicholas, Daniel, Julian and Jasmine.  

 Preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Lydia Smith;

Brother, William Smith and Step Son James Ryan Raganyi

 A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond (Hessville) at 5 p.m. with Pastor C. James Facklam officiating.  Friends may meet with the family for a time of visitation from 3:00 p.m. until the service 5:00 p.m.

 Don was born in San Antonio, Texas and grew up in the Oak Lawn, IL area. He was a Lieutenant for the Richton Park, IL fire department with 25 years of service and worked as a welder for Electro-Motive Diesel. Don was a member of the fraternal order of Eagles 3117 serving as trustee as well as bar manager. He enjoyed building cars, fishing, exotic fish tanks, cooking and chasing fires.

Donald was a natural born leader, devoted husband, a kind and loving father, grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed.

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