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Clarence Smith

August 25, 1932 — January 30, 2024

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Clarence Smith, of Cedar Falls Iowa, passed away on Tuesday January 30, 2024, at the age of 91, at New Aldaya Lifescapes, while under the care of St. Croix Hospice.

The funeral will be at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, February 10, 2024, with Military Rites.  The visitation will be on Friday, February 9, 2024, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories.

Clarence was born August 25, 1932, to Oliver & Lulu (Cobb) Smith. He graduated from Reinbeck High School in 1950. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served during the Korean War. After the Navy, Clarence went to work at Rath Packing where he worked for 34 years in the maintenance department until the close of the plant. Rumor is he was the second to last person to leave the plant. After Rath, he moved to Colorado to work at Bar S. After a year and half, he showed up at home one day, stating he missed his family. He then worked at Clark Printing until deciding to retire.

Clarence was united in marriage to Carol (Peske) in September of 1965. Clarence was an active member of Trinity American Lutheran Church in Waterloo, where he served on many boards. In his early years, he enjoyed boating where he was an early member of the Waterhawks ski club.  He enjoyed bowling, traveling with Carol, and as many will remember, putting together jigsaw puzzles.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; brother, Dean (MaryAnn) Smith; son, Craig Smith, Jacob (Sarah) Smith & Landon, Tyler (Kayla) Smith & Laramie; daughter, Cathleen Smith & Jacob Spengler, as well as other extended family & friends.

Memorials may be directed to the family for St. Croix Hospice

Parrott and Wood Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Clarence and his family.

 

 

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Visitation

Friday, February 9, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Parrott & Wood Chapel Of Memories

965 Home Plaza, Waterloo, IA 50701

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Parrott & Wood Chapel Of Memories

965 Home Plaza, Waterloo, IA 50701

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