Schmitz Funeral Home obituary – LaVerne Smith, 78, Donnellson


LaVerne Smith, 78, of Donnellson, Iowa passed away at 11:48 P.M. Friday February 2, 2018 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital.

Born October 28, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the daughter of Anthony Kuczmarski and Mary M. Marshall Smith.

Survivors include her children: Darryl Smith, Darlene Fischlein, Dwayne Smith, Larry Smith, Gregory Smith, Thomas Smith, Kathleen De Angelis, LaVerne Smith, Anthony Smith, Kevin Smith, Kimberly Smith and David Smith. Also surviving are many grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Darlene Smith, two brothers Bernard and Richard Smith and one sister Darlene Smith.

LaVerne was of the Catholic Faith. She enjoyed reading, coloring and especially singing and fishing.

Friends may call and meet with the family from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday February 6, 2018 at the Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson with Fr. Dennis Hoffman officiating.

Burial will be in the Evangelical Cemetery near Donnellson.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.

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