Galen R. “Dick” Smith

October 18, 2013

Galen “Dick” Smith 75, of Mulberry, died October 18, 2013 at his home. Born October 13, 1938 in Lafayette, IN to the late Harry & Hazel Smith. He married Rita Murphy on September 29, 1963 in Lafayette, IN and she preceded him in death on December 18, 2010. Mr. Smith was a 1958 graduate of Lafayette Jeff High School. He had lived in Lafayette before moving to Mulberry. He had worked at National Homes, General Foods and Hertz Rental Car, all in Lafayette. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served from 1958 to 1962. Dick enjoyed camping, fishing and being with his family and friends.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Tuesday October 22, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will begin at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A private family burial will be in Fairhaven Cemetery, Mulberry

Survived by:

2 Daughters, Dawn (Johnny) Louks of Frankfort, Michelle Katzman of Mulberry, 4 Grandchildren, Megan and Brandon Louks both of Frankfort and Keri & Katie Katzman, both of Mulberry, 4 Great Grandchildren, Natalie, Matthew, Faith and Raelynn, 3 sisters, 1 brother and a loving group of extended family and friends also survive.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by 6 brothers and sisters.


8 Condolences for “Galen R. “Dick” Smith”

  1. Ledman Family October 22, 2013 at 3:05 am

    We will love and miss you….always and forever.

  2. Robin Brantner October 22, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Dawn and Michelle: I am so sorry for your loss. As you know I have 22 years of memories of both your parents that will be with me forever. I hope that you find comfort in knowing that God brought them together once again. I Love you all.

  3. Joan Seager October 22, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Dawn, Michelle, and family:
    For every tear you shed, there is a prayer in my heart for you.

  4. Jarmila Smith October 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Dawn & Michelle,
    Sorry to see of your dad’s passing. I have many fond memories of him and your mom. May God bless all of you at this time.
    J.P. & Jarmila

  5. Rick Wellner October 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I met your dad at work just weeks after the passing of your mother. He was devastated and obviously loved her very much. I only knew your dad for just over two years. He spoke often of his family, his siblings, and his parents. He was a “grumpy old man” of which I am becoming. I believe it’s an age thing!! Galen had his own sense of humor and although he never thought so, he was a very intelligent man. I am glad that I was able to have some time with Galen and I will miss him. May the Lord bless his family and give you all comfort.

  6. Clara McLellen October 22, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    You were like a little brother to me r.i.p.

  7. Janice Henisa Sullivan October 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    So sorry on your dad’s passing. The video was really touching & parts of it made me cry. How I miss grandma & grandpa! Flad to have seen you at the reunion. Wasn’t able to make the services due to work schedule conflict but all of you were in my thoughts and prayers. He was definitely a lot of fun!

  8. Michael and Karen Barrett October 26, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    We are sorry to see that your Dad has passed. Please feel free to contact us if there is anything we can do to help you.

    With Sympathy, Michael and Karen Barrett and Family

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