Stephen Eugene Smith With great sadness we announce the passing of Steve Smith of Blissfield, Michigan, on October 21, 2022, after a long struggle with cancer. He was born May 6, 1961, in Steuben County, Indiana, to LaMar and Maleen (Stegelmann) Smith. He grew up on the family farm, active in FFA and 4H. Graduating from Tri-State (Trine) University in 1983, he pursued a career in sales with agricultural and horticultural companies. He married Juliana Noyes on August 9, 1986, divorced 1997, but they remained close raising their son Peter. Steve achieved a life-long dream by becoming a Board Certified Entomologist with Rose Pest Control. He was active in the Toledo Naturalists' Association and Toledo Metro Parks. He enjoyed traveling, cooking, camping, and conversation with his many friends and family. He is survived by son Peter A. Smith of South Lyon, Michigan; mother Maleen Smith of Hamilton, Indiana; and sister Brenda (Leon) Freeland of Noblesville, Indiana; and former wife Juliana (Robert) Cerra of Northville, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his father LaMar Smith. Steve was a bright light in many lives and will be greatly missed. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 28, 2022, at Clear Lake Lutheran Church, 270 Outer Drive, Fremont, Indiana 46737. Visitation at 10:00 AM, Memorial Service at 11:00 AM. Lunch to follow in fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toledo Naturalists' Association Scholarship Fund. www.PurseFuneralHome.com
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