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(October 6, 1930 – June 16, 2016)

Donald J Smith, 85, of Midland, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Brittany Manor. Don, the son of the late Ira and Clara (Dehn) Smith was born October 6, 1930 in Midland. Don married the former G. Ann (Mohler) on May 23, 1969. They shared 47 wonderful years of marriage.Don graduated from Midland High School in 1948. He went on to graduate from Michigan Technological University in 1952. After serving in the Army during the Korean Conflict, Don was employed with the Dow Corning Company as a mechanical engineer, earning his PE designation. Don retired from Dow Corning after 36 years of service.In his younger years, Don was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and golf. Many memories were with family and friends at get togethers at the family cottage.Don is survived by his wife, Ann (Mohler), four children and step children, Gary (Barbara) Smith and James Smith of Michigan, Judy (Beaman) Gooch of Utah, Doug (Michele) Beaman of Oregon, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Jane and wife Delores (Laramie). A memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home with Rev. Jung Yum from First United Methodist officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at a later date.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the donor?ÇÖs favorite charity.On Line condolences can be left at smithminer.com