Frederick Smith

OWOSSO, Mich. – Frederick Russel Smith, 91, of Owosso, formerly of Kingsford, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Shiawassee County Medical Care Facility.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Nelson-House Funeral Home with Pastor John Walworth officiating.

Burial will follow at West Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Frederick was born Sept. 15, 1921, in New Haven, the son of Guy and Katie (Dearman) Smith.

He attended Hurd Schools, served in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Frederick married Elsie Neiman on June 27, 1953, in Angola, Ind. and she predeceased him in 2010.

He is survived by his children, Robert Smith of National City, David Smith of Colorado, and Jennifer Poullion of Owosso; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Frederick is predeceased by his wife, Elsie; brother, Dale; and sisters, Mona Hersch, Betty Sadler and Clarabelle Smalley.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.