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Susan Lee Smith

Monday, March 8, 2010
5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel
101 North Fourth Street
Clear Lake, IA 50428

Tuesday, March 6, 2010
10:00 AM
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel
101 North Fourth Street
Clear Lake, IA 50428

Clear Lake- Susan Lee Smith 68, of 1200 North 9th Street, died Friday, March 5, 2010, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. (Tuesday, March 9th, 2010), at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 North 4th Street, Clear Lake, with Reverend Rich Murray officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Lakota, Iowa.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., (Monday, March 8, 2010), at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 North 4th Street, Clear Lake; and continue one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Memorials may be directed in Susan’s memory to the Opportunity Village, PO Box 622, Clear Lake, Iowa 50428.

Susan Lee Smith was born November 28, 1941, in Fort Dodge, IA, the daughter of Roland and Luella (Klocke) Smith. She attended the Ledyard Community School System. While living at home Susan attended the Burt Work Activity Center. In February of 1977, she moved to the Opportunity Village in Clear Lake, where her home has been for the last 33 years.

At Opportunity Village, Susan enjoyed working at the Garner Work Center four days a week. She did a variety of folding, sorting, and packaging tasks. Susan enjoyed watching movies and the entertaining fish in the large aquarium. She especially looked forward to attending the computer lab, where she did research about all kinds of scientific inquiry. Susan loved learning about science, nature and the universe.

Susan was an avid participant in advanced education classes offered by NIACC instructors from Opportunity Village. She loved to learn new things and was a lifetime learner. Her favorite television programs were “Cash Cab”, she loved a good challenge and she also enjoyed the Discovery Channel. Susan had a love for animals, going shopping, and visiting the Clear Lake Public Library. Susan enjoyed traveling some of her favorite trips were to the Reiman Gardens in Ames, the Paddleford Boat Cruise in Minnesota and Camp Courageous in Monticello, IA.

Susan attended spiritual life worship services and knew her Bible and her Savior very well. She quietly and confidently looked forward to her home in heaven.

Susan is survived by her brother Mark Smith of Lakota and her sister Inez Smith of Ames; nephews Scott Olson of Glenwood and Andrew Olson of Ames; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, parents and one brother, Neil Smith.

Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 North 4th Street Clear Lake, Iowa 50428
641-357-2193 www.colonialchapels.com

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