DAVID THOMAS SMITH, age 73 of Grand Rapids, MN died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Grand Village Nursing Home. David was born in 1938 to Ernest and Anna Smith in Windom, MN. He grew up at Windom, MN where he attended and graduated from high school. David served in the U.S. Army. He was united in marriage to Peggy Coulter on June 15, 1957 in Aberdeen, MD. In 1977 they moved to the Grand Rapids area where David was employed by Century-Mercury as a truck driver. He also worked in heating and A/C for Thermo Gas in Grand Rapids and retired in 1999. David loved to build and fix many items, and enjoyed waterskiing. He was a member of the VFW in Grand Rapids.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters.
David is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy; one daughter, Robin Acromite of Windsor, CO; one son, Michael (Denise) Smith of Minneapolis, MN; two sisters, Janice (Jim) Slade of Mankato, MN and Darlene (Paul) Brown of Grand Rapids, MN; one brother, Stanley (Carol) Smith of Windom, MN: five grandchildren, Alyssa and Aryca Acromite and Meghan, David and Mitchell Smith; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be Saturday, December 8th from 1:00 PM until the 2:00 PM Funeral Service at Rowe Funeral Home in Grand Rapids, MN. Burial with full military honors will be in Itasca-Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home and Crematory of Grand Rapids, MN.