Robert L. "Bob' Smith, 78, of Shipshewana, passed away at 4:06 pm on Monday, August 9, at his residence due to natural causes. He was born on January 25, 1943 in Bremen to Chester and Emma (Mosby) Smith. On August 22, 1970 in Lakeville, he married Shelby Earl, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are son, Curtis Smith of Columbia City; three daughters, Michelle (Mark) Jackson of Albion, Lisa Marie Smith of Columbia City, Linda (Steve) Gierek of Shipshewana and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bob had worked for Champion Motorhomes as a maintenance man for 45 years, he was known for being the top in his field. He was a very active individual who enjoyed yardwork and puttering around the house. He also enjoyed fishing, camping with the family, and was currently refurbishing a Rat Rod. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the 2:00 pm funeral service on Friday, August 13, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.
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