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Michael David Smith

Michael David Smith, 38, of Oreana, IL died October 29, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.


Michael was born April 6, 1980 in Decatur, IL, the son of, Jeffrey Hunt and Nancy (Pierce) Smith.


Michael was an assembler for Caterpillar Inc. He was an avid sports fan and loved the mountains in Wyoming. His favorite teams were the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cubs. He enjoyed playing chess with his grandfather, listening to music and spending time with his children and dogs.


Surviving are his fiancé, Ronda Paustian, mother of his children; their children: Ethan Smith of Oreana, Evan Smith of Oreana, Addison Smith of Oreana, Jewlya Paustian of Laramie, WY; parents: Jeffrey and Nancy Smith of Decatur; grandmother, Beverly Pierce of Decatur; aunts, uncles and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his son Vincent, siblings, Matthew Donald and Lori Michelle, and grandparents, Fred Pierce, Donald and Majorie Smith.


Funeral service will be held 5:00 PM Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will follow from 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday. Cremation rites will follow.

Memorials: Michael Smith Children Scholarship c/o Busey Bank.


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