Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Manfred 'Fred' Smith, Jr.
Manfred 'Fred' Smith, Jr.
Manfred 'Fred' Smith, Jr.
Born: February 18, 1952
Died: January 5, 2014
Age: 61
Manfred 'Fred' Smith, Jr.
February 18, 1952 - January 5, 2014
Manfred W. Smith, Jr. was born February 18, 1952, in Wagner, SD, to Hildegard (Shove) and Manfred W. Smith, Sr. At age 18 he joined the U.S. Air Force. In 1973 he married Cynthia Stokes. Together, they had three daughters, Julie, Jeanie and Jennifer. Fred proudly served his country for 20 years, which included tours around the world. He served in both the Vietnam and Desert Storm conflicts. In 1997, he retired as a TSGT. He spent his retirement by spending time with his family.

Fred passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at the age of 61. He was preceded in death by his mother, Hildegard, and a brother, James Smith.

Left to cherish his memory is his father, Manfred Smith, Sr.; his daughters and their families: Julie (John) Polson, Jeanie Wittmeier, and Jennifer Smith; his grandchildren: Sarah, Jacob, Sydney and Gavin; his siblings: Connie (Delbert) Biberdorf, Rose (Robert) Hanson, Kenny (Wanda) Smith, Robert Smith, Patt (Gary) Gleason, Edward Smith, Louis (Vickie) Smith, Linda Lumbert, Michael Smith, and Judy (Jeff) Miller; his father Manfred Smith, Sr.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Monday, January 13, 2014
Im sorry to hear of freds passing ... may our thoughts and prayers be with you at this time
kayla and tom smith
Thursday, January 09, 2014
We are so sorry to hear of Fred's passing, and our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Paul and Karen Mugge
Karen S. Mugge
Thursday, January 09, 2014
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed working with him at the Primghar school very much - you too Rosie and Bob! Those were some of the good old days! He always had a smile and would help you however he could. I ran into him off and on at the post office and he would catch me up on how he was doing and his many surgeries, etc... I will miss seeing that happy (always with a twinkle in his eye) face around town! Eventually you will be able to take comfort in all of your wonderful memories, but I know it will be difficult to have him gone. Take care of yourselves and share your memories with each other always.
Brenda and Don Haack
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Thoughts and prayers to you all. The Swanks
Beth Swank
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The short time I time that I knew him he was loving,funny,caring would have done anything for he cared about!! RIP Fred!!
Jeff Nelson
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Thinking of the family today. Jeanie and Gavin, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeanette Adolf
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Julie, Jeanie, & Jennifer,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Much Love
The Ballantyne's
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jeff and Diane Thomas
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
We will miss seeing Fred in the store. He always had a good word and a smile for us all. Our prayers are with his family.
Car-Go Express Sutherland
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
My family prayers are with you and yours. We will miss him and his smiles and him laughing.
Carl Perkins
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
sorry to hear about your loss. Fred was a wonderful guy and always had something to joke about. We will miss that. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family as u suffer this loss of someone special.
sheila klingborg
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
So sorry to hear about Fred our prayers go out to all of you.
Karen Reusch
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."
--Thomas Campbell
With deepest sympathy and fond memories of Fred.
Brian & Beverly Wittmeier
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
My heart goes out to all of you at this time. Sincere sympathy.
Donna Hammond
Monday, January 06, 2014
Julie, Jeanie & Jennifer, words alone cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Your dad was an awesome man and will be miss dearly by all. Please find comfort in knowing that family is here for you all, now and always. We'll have to keep him alive in our hearts by sharing all of the funny crap he used to say and do. I love you girls like sisters.
Christine Stinson
Monday, January 06, 2014
i am sorry for your lost he was a great guy and he would always make me laugh and he would always smile at me. He would always pick on me. he will be miss by a lot of people.
Amanda Van Roekel

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 9th at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Jane Johnston
Honorary Urnbearers
Sarah Tolle
Jacob Polson
Syndey Polson
Gavin Whittmeier
There will be no visitation.
Private burial will be at a later date.
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