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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

Eldon E. Frisch

Eldon E. Frisch, 91, passed away November 16, 2020, in his home in Midland, Michigan.  He will be remembered for his commitment to learning and higher education, his dedication to chemistry and science, his sense of humor, and his lasting love for his family. Eldon was born in Merrill, MI, to Lewis and Ruby Frisch, […]

David Lawrence Phillips

David Lawrence Phillips, 84, of Midland Township, died November 18, 2020. The son of the late Zachary and Minda (Herren) Phillips was born on January 13, 1936 in Silver Point, Tenn. He retired from The Dow Chemical Company after 38 years of service and was in the military service. He was a member of the […]

Gregory Keith Kern, Sr

Gregory Keith Kern Sr went to his heavenly home on November 14th 2020. He was born in Beaverton, MI on November 26th 1957 to Theodore Kern Sr and Anna (Beller) Kern.   Greg loved many things but he loved his family the most. As a young man Greg worked on steamboat, and tug boats on […]

Duane Newman

Duane Newman, 83, of Midland, passed away on November 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on December 7, 1936 to the late Russell and Bertha (Kreh) Newman in Merrill, MI.   Duane worked as a truck driver at Rock Products retiring in 1992. He was a member of New Hope […]

Richard D. Cobb, II

Richard D. Cobb, II, 65, of Midland, passed away unexpectedly on Friday the 13th of November 2020 at his home. He was born on October 27, 1955 in Bellaire, MI.   Richard worked his fingers to the bone as mechanic at MidMichigan Auto keeping members of the community cars up and running, and then would […]

Joan Foljahn

Joan Foljahn, 84, of Midland, passed away peacefully October 23rd, 2020 in Midland, Michigan, where she had lived since 1967. She was born May 25th, 1936 to the late Blair and Hennessee (Peaslee) Foljahn in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Joan was an accomplished singer in high school and won many awards in state competitions. She received a […]

Iva Irene Martin

The world lost a very special angel today, Iva Irene Martin, 95, of Midland, passed away surrounded by family at her home on November 12, 2020. She was born on October 28, 1925 to the late Ralph and Martha (Church) Stevens. She married Emory Miller who predeceased her in 1977 and then married Glenn Martin […]

Jennifer E. Mertz

Jennifer E. Mertz, 50, of Sanford, passed away on November 12, 2020 at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. She was born on August 28, 1970 in Royal Oak, MI to the late John and Beth (Taylor) Huskins. On July 12, 1997 she married John W. Mertz at Michigan State University and they shared 23 […]

Marjory Freeburg

Marjory Freeburg, 99, of Sanford, passed away on October 31, 2020 at Meridian Acres. She was born in Chicago, IL on May 3, 1921 to the late Arnold and Beatrice (Eisenberg) Maltz. Marjory is survived by her children, Robert (Jan) Freeburg, Jr., Keith (Karen) Freeburg, grandchildren, Erik Freeburg, Kristen Hau, Lara (Escoffre) Laurent, Colleen (Carlos) […]

Anna Belle McCrary-Friedle

Anna Belle McCrary-Friedle, 92, of Midland passed away on November 8, 2020 at Stratford Pines. She was born on April 11, 1928 to the late Edward and Aurelia (Reichard) Kisser. On June 10, 1950 Anna married Douglas McCrary in Hope, MI and they shared 50 wonderful years together before he predeceased her on February 17, […]

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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.


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