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Allen Ludwig Smith


Allen Ludwig Smith, 75, of Marion, died Aug. 5, 2018, at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15, with a 10 a.m. visitation and 11 a.m. service at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories.
Allen was born Feb. 6, 1943, to parents Norval and Jean (Miller) Smith in Alden, Iowa. He grew up in Iowa Falls, Iowa, and graduated from Iowa Falls High School. In his sophomore year, he met Sharon Kay Jacobson and they have been together ever since. Allen received an associates degree from Ellsworth Community College. On Aug. 14, 1964, Allen and Sharon were married and moved to Cedar Falls, where he graduated from UNI with a BA in industrial arts.
Throughout his career, Allen worked at Chamberlain Manufacturing, Valeron Corp., Sundstrand, Sandvik and Clairco Tool Co. in various sales and engineering roles. He retired from Clairco in 2017.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Allen is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Sharon Smith; two sons, Steve (Tisha Morris Wilson, fianceé, and daughter Madison) Smith, Brad (Laurie) Smith; three grandchildren, Kassie (Shawn Taylor, fiancé) Smith, Bryce Smith and Hannah Smith; sister, Lynette Smith; and dogs, Tiger and Lily.
Allen was a special person who loved trains, woodworking, science fiction movies and spending time with his family.
The family extends gratitude to friends, family and neighbors for their help and support. A special thanks to the Unity Point Inpatient and Outpatient Hospice staff, Unity Point and PCI physicians, nurses and staff and the staff at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids.
Memorials may be directed to Camp Courageous or Cedar Valley Humane Society in memory of Allen.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.