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Welcome to Smith Miner

Welcome to Smith Miner

A family owned funeral home that is truly honored to serve your family.

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Designing Funerals since 1908

Designing Funerals since 1908

Helping families build a path

Helping families build a path

Recent Tributes

Ward Sam Sansone

Ward Sam Sansone, 88, of Midland, passed away at Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland on July 20, 2021. He was born on June 1, 1933 to the late Charles and Lura (Lucia) Sansone. Ward married Deena Holmberg on August 22th, 1987 and they shared thirty-four loving years together.   Ward was an avid chess player […]

William L. Rytlewski

William Louis Rytlewski, 88, of Midland passed away on July 6, 2021 at Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center.  He was born on June 9, 1933 to the late Isidore and Verna (Latoski) Rytlewski.  On September 28, 1957 he married Margaret Anderson and they shared 60 wonderful years together before she preceded him on May […]

Herbert B. Saenz

On Friday, July 16th, 2021 Herbert Bustillos Saenz, a loving husband and father of three children, passed away at age 71. Herb was born on December 14, 1949 in Saginaw, MI to Mariano and Helena Saenz. In 1979 Herb began his career at Bierlein Companies Inc. in Midland, MI where he resided for 40+ years […]

Michael A. Blackhurst

Michael A. Blackhurst, 38, of Lansing passed away on July 13, 2021 in Lansing. He was born December 17th 1982 in Midland to Kevin Blackhurst and Ronda Harris. Michael was an accomplished skater and hockey player having played youth hockey in Midland then for the Little Caesars AAA 1982 Hockey Team of Detroit for several […]

Larry Lee McKay

Larry Lee McKay, 84, of Midland was born June 23,1937 in Unionville, Michigan and was surrounded by loved ones and passed peacefully to be with the lord on July 12, 2021. He was born to the late Ernest and Ruth (Kramer) McKay. He served his country honorably in the United Stated Army. He was a […]

Eugene J. Lorince

Eugene J. Lorince, 100, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021. He was born on Monday, March 28, 1921, to the late Joseph J. and Christine E. (Yanoscak) Lorince in Detroit, Michigan. Eugene graduated Lexington High School after growing up in Detroit, Pennsylvania, and Lexington. After high school he studied distribution logistics. He […]

Jeanette G. Moore

Jeanette Gerlene Moore, 95, of Sanford, passed away on July 10, 2021 at MidMichigan Medical Center.  She was born to the late Jeff and Mamie (Ragsdal) Adams on March 22, 1926.   Jeanette married Owen Moore on March 12, 1948 and they shared 66 wonderful years together before he predeceased her on March 19, 2014.   […]

Lawrence and Janet Malnar

Lawrence and Janet Malnar passed away as the result of an automobile accident on July 7, 2021. Lawrence was born on May 9, 1952 to the late Ernest and Virginia (Bardoni) Malnar and Janet was born on February 2, 1946 to the late Winlow and Florence (Bache) Payne.  Lawrence and Janet were married on April […]

Charles (Chuck) Retherford

Charles (Chuck) Retherford, 80, of Midland passed away at home surrounded by family on July 7, 2021.  He was born on August 7, 1940 to the late John and Clara (Fern) Retherford.  He married Patricia (Pat) Lundy on May 10, 1978 and they shared 43 wonderful years together.   Chuck served his country honorably in […]

Betty J. Pitts

Betty June Pitts, 92, of Midland passed away peacefully with her granddaughter at her side on June 29, 2021 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born to the late Loren and Clara (Sandhoff) Braley. She married Dewey Duane Hoover on May 31, 1947 who predeceased her on December 19, 1960. […]

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Serving Midland families for over 110 years.

Please take the opportunity to look over our web site. It is full of information we hope will be helpful to you. You can view current funeral service schedules, make advance funeral plans, have access to grief resources, or just gather information about us and the services we provide. Smith-Miner is an independently owned, full service funeral home serving all faiths and offering a complete range of quality services from traditional funerals to cremation services to pre-arrangement options. All of our services may be tailored to meet your family's special needs and customs. We are available at any time to offer support and guidance.


You can call us at (989) 832-8844 for immediate assistance or contact us by email at info@smithminer.com.

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