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Obituary of Duaine Smith
Duaine W. Smith, 78, longtime Tiffin resident, died peacefully Sunday, August 26, 2018, at Windmill Manor Care Center in Coralville.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin, with burial to follow at the Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10am Wednesday until services at the church. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Duaine’s memory. To share a thought, memory or condolence with his family please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.
Duaine Wilson Smith was born January 14, 1940, in rural Johnson County, the son of Leland and Ruth (Malmberg) Smith. Growing up in Tiffin he attended and graduated from Tiffin High School with the class of 1957. Duaine married Judith Linn Henderson on February 2, 1963. Prior to a long career with Amana Refrigeration as a Design Engineer, Duaine had worked for MeJon near Cosgrove, and for Frank’s Service Station in Tiffin. Duaine was a man who could do anything from construction to mechanical, and one who was more than happy to share his talents with many. He enjoyed bowling, horses, the farm, his memberships to the NRA and Amana Sportsman Club. But he would tell you, most important in his life was his family and many friends!
His family includes his two children, Rory and Tracie Smith; brother, Dale Smith and his wife, Virginia; sister, Darlene Kasper; sister-in-law, Blanche Smith; and many cherished nieces and nephews. Duaine was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Judy; brother, Darrel and brother-in-law, Virgil Kasper.
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Duaine’s family and his services.