Stephen L. Smith

    Stephen L. Smith, 63, Decatur, died at his residence Friday, May 23, 2014.
    Steve was born March 1, 1951, in Decatur, to the late Lewis L. and Esther M. (Swenson) Smith.    He married Patricia M. Lengerich Aug. 28, 1976; she survives.
    Steve was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Local 414 Teamsters Union, the Decatur Masonic Lodge 571 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne and the Mizpah Shrine in Fort Wayne.
  Steve retired March 21, 2014, from U.S.F. Holland as a long haul driver. He served in the Army Reserve.
  Surviving are two sons, Zebulun S. Smith and Caleb L. Smith, both of Decatur; a daughter Jessica R. Smith, of Decatur; a brother, David J. (Loretta) Smith of Decatur; a sister, Emily A. Smith of Ossian; and two grandsons, Wyatt and Elliot Smith.
    A 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father Patrick Joseph officiating.
    Visitation will be from 12-4 p.m. Sunday at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, followed by reciting of the Holy Rosary at 4 p.m. Friends may also call from 9-10 a.m. Monday at the parish hall of the church.
    Preferred memorials are to St. Mary’s Building on Our Heritage or Shamrock Park Conservation Club.
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