Keith Smith

Keith M. Smith, 91, of Postville passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 at his home in Postville. Funeral Services were held Friday, October 17 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Postville with Rev. Gary Catterson as the officiant. Interment was at the Postville Cemetery.
Keith Morgan, the son of Lester and Dora (Harris) Smith, was born October 21, 1922 in Postville. He graduated from Postville High School in 1940. Keith was united in marriage with Rose Marie Brewer June 15, 1944 at the St. Bridget Rectory in Postville. Keith farmed his family’s farm, north of Postville, his entire life. He retired from farming in 2008.
During his high school years, Keith played left field on the first Postville baseball team to earn a spot in the State Tournament in 1940. During their 14-1 season, he hit 10 home runs and batted .375. He was a member of the Postville Farmers Co-op Board from 1966 until 1984.  Keith enjoyed woodworking, remodeling his cabin, the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, red cows and red tractors.
Keith is survived by his wife, Rose Marie, of Postville; three children, Phillip (Joyce) Smith of Duluth, MN, Virginia (Rob) Moore of Strawberry Point and Michelle (Glenn) Snyder of Duluth, MN; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and his sisters-in-law, Josephine Smith of Monona and Patricia Karriker of Boonville, MO.
Keith was preceded in death by a son, Bruce; a daughter, Connie (Gordon) Gelo; a grandson, Rhett Gelo; his parents; his brother, Rodney Smith; his sisters-in-law, Mildred Trappe and Helen Brewer; his brothers-in-law, Lavern Brewer, Harold Trappe, Grant Karricker and Raymond Brewer; a niece, Linda (Don) Smith; and a great-niece, Brenda Krambeer.
Memorials may be made to Allamakee County Home Health, Postville Fire Department, or the Winneshiek County Hospice.
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