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April 26, 2018 Cecil F. Smith Jr.
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

1922 - 2018

Cecil F. Smith Jr., 96, of rural Iowa City, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Atrium Village in Hills. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City. Burial with military honors was at the Lone Tree Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Cecil’s memory to Essence of Life Hospice.

Cecil Frank Smith Jr. was born April 2, 1922, the son of Cecil D. and Violet (Hirt) Smith. On March 10, 1946, he married Alice Clausen. A short time later Cecil was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in World War II, where he would travel to Pearl Harbor and on to Japan shortly after the bombing of Hiroshima, as part of the occupation forces. Upon his return, they moved to a farm south of Iowa City, and would remain there until recently. Cecil and Alice made the state fair a family tradition for many years and looked forward to going every summer. Together they also enjoyed frequent trips to the Brick Haus in Amana. Cecil loved his four grandsons dearly and enjoyed sharing his farming knowledge with them.

His family includes his children: Charlotte Thomann of Riverside, Alan Smith (friend, Christy) of Marion, Donna (Richard) Rossman of Lone Tree and Tena Smith (Al Riggan) of Ainsworth; grandchildren: Robert (Anna) Thomann, Paul (Sarah) Thomann, Kyle (Barbara) Rossman and Keaton Rossman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Alice; son-in-law: Ron Thomann; sisters: Virginia Ribble and Lela Matthes; brother-in-laws: Tom Ribble and Walter Matthes.

Online condolences may be sent to Cecil’s family at www.gayandciha.com.

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