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“Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: - GA

“Sorry to hear od Vern's passing ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Ila and Bill Dick - Port Huron, MI

“The world is a little sadder place without him. He always welcomed me in his house before and after school when I would walk to school with Kirk. ...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: George Butler - Mililani, HI

“What a wonderful person. Thank you for being my friend and turning me on to Detroit Red Beets something we will always enjoy planting in our garden...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Sandi Marsh - Port Huron, MI

“KirkPlease know that many people are keeping you and your family in their prayers. Your Dad's legacy will live through all that his children and...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Charlie Andrews - Marysville, MI


6 of 17 | Posted by: linda winn - burtchville, MI

“May your family be at peace, and love by sharing remembrances. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Janet Swierkosz - CO

“Dear Helene and Family.. I'm sorry to hear about Vern's passing. I used to see him in the American Legion quite regularly. He would come in for his...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy Rivard - Marysville, MI

“Dear Helene and family. I am so sorry to learn of Vern passing. My prayers and sympathy are with you. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Deanna Gombos - Jeddo, MI

“Dear Helene and family, we were so sorry to hear of Vern's passing, I will miss our visit to the American Legion and will miss him dearly, will see...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Sandy&Jim Frazer - FL

“Our sincere sympathy to Helene and the family. We have known Vern and Helene for more than 60 years. We were school friends, played sports together...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Arnie and Pat Rose - FL - Friend

“My deepest sympathy to the Smith Family. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Reid - Marysville, MI

“Our Loving thoughts and Prayers are with you, Helene. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Julian and Nancy Torello - MI

“Our deepest thoughts and Prayers are with you, Helene. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Julian and Nancy Torello - MI

“Helene: Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We both loved Smitty. Love, Jim and Mary Daun Hartman ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Daun and JIm Hartman - FL

“Vern, Mr. Smith, could brighten anyone's day. I have many memories growing up with the Smith family. I remember watching Tiger games with Vern,...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Jo Ann Tetlock - Highland, CA

“I will miss Vern's positive attitude, sense of humor, story telling, replacing the broken windows around his house that we broke as kids, his love of...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: C. R. Tetlock - Highland, CA


Vern W. Smith, 81, of Marysville died Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

He was born May 1, 1936 in Marysville to the late John and Vera Smith. He married Helene Stevens on April 4, 1959 in Marysville.

Mr. Smith graduated from Marysville High School class of 1955, where he was class president. After high school, he served his country in the U.S. Army for two years. He was then employed with Chrysler Corporation for over 30 years before his retirement in 1994. Vern was the past president of the United Auto Workers Local 375. He was also a member of Marysville American Legion Post #449, The Moose Lodge #158, Maysville Modified Softball League, Marysville "Legion Legends" Golf Group, "Buck Patrol" Hunting Group in Iron Mountain, MI, and many local bowling teams and leagues. He was an avid Detroit Tigers and Marysville Viking sports fan.

Vern was, above all, a family man who loved to spend time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed gardening, lawn work, playing horseshoes, and walleye fishing "in the creek".

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Helene; daughter, Kathlene (Jon) Watt; son, Kirk (Eileen) Smith; five granddaughters, Kristin (Jon) Sausser, Jenna Lyn (Nolan) Heier, Jalissa Watt, Courtney (Ben) Lupu and Ashley Smith; six great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Dick Stevens, Rob (Judy) Stevens and Loren Struthers; sisters-in-law, Shirley Smith and Denise Stevens; many nieces and nephews; special family friend, Jackie Watt; and many close friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Vaughn Smith; sister, Gail Struthers; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Stevens.

Visitation will be from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday in the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018 in the Marysville Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Father Greg Deters will officiate. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will be Riverlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard.

For complete information visit Marysville Funeral Home.