Donald C. Smith, age 95, of Ridgeville Corners, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon. Prior to his retirement he had been a lifelong area farmer and worked at the Ridgeville Elevator for more than 20 years.
Don was born in Ridgeville Corners on May 23, 1920, the son of Clarence and Emma (Mohr) Smith. On February 15, 1953 he married Audrey Olmstead, and she survives. He was a member of St. John’s Christian Church in Archbold, where he also sang in the Chancel Choir.
Surviving besides his wife, Audrey, is one son, Dean (Lisa) Smith of Ridgeville Corners; grandson, Ryan (Chelsi) Smith, and granddaughter, Rebecca Smith. He is also survived by two sisters, Doris Hull and Mary (James) Silcox. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother-in-law, Harry Hull.
Visitation for Don will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. on Monday, February 29, 2016 in the Chapel at St. John’s Christian Church in Archbold. The funeral will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in the Sanctuary at St. John’s Christian Church, with pastor Erich Christman and Pastor Adam Just, officiating. Interment will follow in the Archbold Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to St. John’s Christian Church or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with arrangements.