Harold ‘Rance’ Smith

Harold ‘Rance’ Smith
April 27, 1939 - May 1, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Harold “Rance” Smith, 75, passed away at 3 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at his home. Mr. Smith was born on April 27, 1939 in LaPorte to the late Harold and Madeline (Singleton) Smith. Mr. Smith was raised and received his education in North Liberty. On Nov. 5, 1978 in South Bend, he married the former Rita M. Wegner.
Along with his loving wife, Rita, survivors include his two daughters, Mary (Gary) Laffin of Racine, Wis. and Cindy (Joe) Biernacki of LaPorte; three sons, David (Janet) Kazmirski of Austin, Texas, Brian (Cathy) Smith of Clarksville, Tenn., and Dale (Chez) Smith of LaPorte; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly Smith and son, Michael Kazmirski.
Mr. Smith retired from Bendix Automotive as a test driver at the proving grounds. He attended St. Michael Catholic Church in Plymouth. Mr. Smith honorably served his country with the United States Army.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Palmer Funeral Home, 202 N. Main St., North Liberty. A private burial will be held at Westlawn Cemetery, North Liberty. Friends may visit with the family from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at the funeral home and also one hour prior to services on Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions in memory of Harold “Rance” Smith may be donated to the Hospice Foundation, c/o Marshall County, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be sent to www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.