Bernard Smith

July 01, 1941 - April 20, 2013 

Bernard Smith

July 01, 1941 - April 20, 2013 

Obituary for Bernard Smith

Bernard Smith, age 71, of West Olive, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Hospice House of Holland.

Bernard was a veteran of the United States Marine Core. During the winters, he traveled with his wife Shirley down to Texas. In his spare time, Bernard enjoyed tinkering, and especially liked to build birdhouses. He was a family man and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bernard was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ruth Smith, a brother William Smith, sister-in-law Beverly Smith, and twin granddaughters Emily and Allison.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley
Children, Diane and Tom DeJonge of Zeeland
Scott and JoAnn Smith of Holland
Jim and Mary Smith of Hudsonville
Doug and Amanda Smith of Holland
9 grandchildren
2 great grandchildren (and one on the way)
Brother Eugene Smith of Holland
Sisters Anna and Howard Walters, Donna and Robert Ralston, Greta and Robert Dirkse
Brothers and sisters in law:
Marilyn and Dale Schaap of Holland
Jean Connor of Holland
Thelma and Jack Van Hof of Holland
Pat and Glenn Arntz of Gowen
Many nieces, nephews and cousins

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00am at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James Street in Holland. Rev. Dave Bolthuis will be officiating. Inurnment will be in Port Sheldon Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Saturday May 4, 2013, from 10:00am to 11:00am at Lakeshore Memorial Services, before the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland, 270 Hoover Blvd, Holland, MI 49423.

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