Kenneth Smith

April 19, 1945 — July 15, 2018
Kenneth Smith, age 73, of Humboldt passed away on July 15, 2018, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m., at the Lentz Funeral Home in Livermore. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Livermore. Visitation was 4-6 p.m., on Wednesday at the Lentz Funeral Home in Livermore.
Kenneth George Smith, the son of Maurice and Margaret (Wheeler) Smith, was born on April 19, 1945, in Fort Dodge. On Sept. 4, 1965, Kenny married Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Frideres at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livermore. Kenny worked as an auto mechanic and owned and operated a convenience store in Livermore. He enjoyed fishing, races, working, snowmobiling and camping. Most of all Kenny enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Left to cherish Kenny’s memory is his wife of 52 years, Betty; daughters, Lisa (Andy) Merron of Bancroft, Amber Smith of Humboldt and Amie Smith of What Cheer; seven grandchildren, Drew, Joseph, Nathan, Hanna, Alexi, Gage and Paige; three sisters, Audrey Gales of Fort Dodge, Donna (Jerry) McCullough of Livermore and Meg Staudt of Missouri; two brothers, Keith Smith of Ottawa, Kan., and Randy (Carol) Holmes of Algona; and many nieces and nephews. His father, Maurice Smith; mother and stepfather, Margaret and Donald Holmes; and a brother, Dirk Holmes, preceded Kenny in death.
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