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Charles Smith


Charles L. "Chuck" Smith, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at Windsor Manor in Vinton following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Urbana with Father Jim Brokman as celebrant. Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. with a Scripture service and sharing of memories to begin at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Urbana Cemetery.
Chuck was born May 26, 1932, in Walker, Iowa, the son of Alfred and Nellie Beyer Smith. He was a 1950 graduate of Urbana High School.
On July 23, 1954, Chuck was united in marriage with Valeria Boies at the Church of Christ in Brandon; she preceded him in death on May 14, 1967. On Nov. 11, 1967, Chuck was united in marriage with Karol Schoeberl at St. John's Catholic Church in Independence, Iowa.
Chuck was self-employed as a farmer for 50 years, retiring in 1995.
Chuck was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Urbana and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed traveling, wintering in Texas for 20 years, shooting pool, playing cards, riding his golf cart and cheering on the Chicago Cubs. Above all, Chuck loved spending time with his family.
Chuck is survived by his wife of 50 years, Karol, of Brandon; two sons, Chuck (Alyson) Smith of Urbana and Tony (Michelle) Smith of Sanford, Fla.; three daughters, Deb (Ric) Corkery of Independence, Susan (Tim) Schminke of Marion and Mary Beth (John) Lindaman of Brandon; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jerry (Grace) Schoeberl of Pulaski, Tenn.; and three sisters-in-law, Leanna Mraz of Winnebago, Sharon Schoeberl of Marion and Charlene Cumberson of Elkader.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Valeria; one daughter, Lori Ann Smith Simon; one brother, Albert Smith; sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Howard Sand; and one great-granddaughter, Kenadie Sloan.
Memorials may be directed to the family to be used for park benches in Brandon or to the Alzheimer's Association.
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home of Vinton is caring for Chuck and his family. Condolences may be left at vsrfh.com.