December 13, 2018

Mark A. Smithmier

Died April 10, 2018

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Mark A. Smithmier, 45, of Gladwin passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center - West Branch.

He was born Aug. 10, 1972, in Wayne to Gary and Mary (Kabara) Smithmier. Mark served in the Army in Somalia. He loved gardening, cooking, sewing and Star Wars Legos. He enjoyed raising his ducks and chickens, hunting, fishing, working on his Mustang and spending time with his family.

Mark is survived by his wife, Kimberly Smithmier; three children, Kaliah Kotrys, Beck Smithmier and Mark Smithmier Jr.; mother, Mary Kabara; mother-in-law, Linda Kotrys; brother, Billy Smithmier; Army brothers, “Right of the Line”; beloved best friend, Charlotte Beavers; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Smithmier.

Military honors will be held at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family. Arrangements were handled by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch. Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.

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