Eric Smith

Eric S. Smith, 55, of Waukon (formerly of Postville), passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Eric Steven, the son of Leslie and Jessie (Schultz) Smith, was born March 19, 1959 in Postville. He graduated from MFL High School in 1977. Eric farmed with his brother on the family farm near Luana and worked as a farm hand for several area farmers. He then worked as a welder for Guttenberg Industries in Guttenberg and Bituma in Marquette. He retired from Bituma when his health started to decline.
Eric enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking and he loved to spend time with his family.    
Eric is survived by his two sons, Cory Smith of Decorah and Joshua (Alicia Hirth) Smith of Waukon; and his cousin, Nola (Norbert) Palmer of Waukon.     
Eric was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Jessie Smith; three brothers, Leighton, Richard and John Smith; and one sister, Kathleen Smith.
A memorial service was  held at 12 p.m. Friday, January 2 at the Schutte-Grau Funeral Chapel in Postville.  Rev. Gary Catterson was the officiant. Inurnment was held in the Postville Cemetery.
Condolences may be left with www.graufuneralhomes.com.
Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Postville is in charge of arrangements.

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