John “Jack” Smutzer, 91, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 4:32 AM at the Fort Madison Community Hospital.
He was born on July 26, 1929 in Linn County, MO to George and Martha Carter Smutzer. On September 2, 1949 he married Patricia Brown. Jack was a welder and retired from the CNO & BNO Railroad after 26 years of service. He was a member of Union Presbyterian Church. Jack enjoyed riding motorcycles, boating, hunting, fishing and traveling with Pat.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Smutzer of Ft. Madison; one son, Danny (Patty Clark) Smutzer of Ft. Madison; two grandsons, Tommy (Leslie Dodge) Smutzer of Ft. Madison and Eric Clark of Lone Tree, IA; one granddaughter, Brittany Smutzer of Ft. Madison; a step son, Rex Rose of Cleveland, TN; one sister, Joyce Pranger of Ft. Madison; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Tommy, four sisters and one brother.
The family will meet with friends from 10 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM on Friday, August 21, 2020 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. The funeral service will be held at 11 AM at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Reverend Dean Graber officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in his memory and online condolences may be left atwww.kinglynk.com