2013-02-28 / Obituaries

Kenneth Smith

Kenneth “Snuffy” Smith, 82, of Hiawatha Township, Manistique, Mich., died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.

He was born Oct. 23, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Kenneth and Signe (Swartstrom) Smith and attended Manistique area schools. He was a graduate of Manistique High School.

Snuffy was employed on the Great Lakes steamships for several years. After his retirement from the steamships, he worked on Boblo Island Ferry in Detroit.

Known as “Mayor of Ty Hill”, he was a member of the Manistique Elks Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cutting wood, gardening and collecting.

Ken is survived by his son, Robert (Andrea) Smith of Manistique; daughters, Mary Wood of Manistique, Patti (David) Krzyzanski of Manistique and Peggy (Steve) Creeden of Manistique; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and his special friend, Nancy Sangraw of Manistique.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son David Smith; and son-inlaw, Joe Wood.

Visitation was held from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at Messier Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. A memorial ritual was conducted by officers of the Manistique Elks Lodge No. 632 was held at 4 p.m. A luncheon followed at the Manistique Eagle’s Club.

Burial will be held in Hiawatha Township Cemetery at Manistique.

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