In memory of

Jon Smith

August 20, 1940 - June 22, 2020
From: Sac City, IA
Jon Smith

Jon Smith

Born: August 20, 1940
Died: June 22, 2020
Age: 79
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   Jon Smith, Age 79 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020, at Loring Hospital in Sac City. Jon Allen Smith was born on August 20, 1940, to Parents Donald and Olena (Miller) Smith in Carroll, IA. He was baptized and confirmed at the First Christian Church in Sac City. He grew up and went to school in Sac City and graduated with Sac City High School’s Class of 1958. After graduating, Jon entered the United States Navy and worked as an electronics technician. He served his nation for 20 years, retiring from the Navy in 1977.

   On January 6, 1962, Jon married LaVonne Pingel. This union was blessed with two children, Brian and Krystal. Over the years as Jon remained in the Navy, the four of them lived in many places including Virginia, South Carolina, California, the Philippines, and New Mexico. They moved back to Iowa after LaVonne was diagnosed with cancer. She sadly passed away on June 9, 1992.

   Jon had a love for collecting coins. He had quite an extensive collection but that didn’t keep him from wanting to own any new or unusual coin he came across...this was certainly a passion of his. He also enjoyed motorcycle riding, especially in his younger days with his son Brian.

   On September 11, 1993, Jon married LuAnn Huster. This union grew his family by a lot. Together they lived in Aurelia before moving back to Sac City. Jon was a lifelong member of Kiwanis where he served as a past president. This was something he held dear to his heart. He was a very giving man and donated generously to many organizations and charities throughout his life. Jon always kept up with current events and politics which always made for great conversation of course.

   Something that was very important to Jon was his faith. He attended Summit Evangelical Free Church in Alta with LuAnn and he said he knew when he walked through the doors of the church that he was in the right place. His faith grew even stronger and he spoke freely of his relationship with the Lord. Jon lived a good life and one filled with faith. Rest assured he is living in Eternity in the comfort of God’s arms.

   Jon leaves behind his children Brian (Tari) Smith of Henderson, NV, and daughter Krystal (Joe) Tool of Albuquerque, NM; stepchildren Val (Jeff) Townsend of Lytton, IA, Rusty (Faye) Huster of Lytton, IA, Roger (Sandi) Huster of Sac City, IA, and Tim (Minnie) Huster of Lake City, IA; grandchildren/great-grandchildren: Jason (Allison) Knight, Charlotte (Troy) Elizalde, Emily Smith, Kyle (Moe) Wright, Kayla (Vincent) Voris-Connor, Lillian, Magnus and Fenrir, Joshua Sopsko, Dallas (Eric) Pullen-Grey and Samantha, Micheala (Dave) Engel-Parker, Owen and Oliver, Serianna Townsend and special friend Tory Weissert, Jace Townsend, Tom (Jami) Huster-Emersyn, Jennifer (Jay) Wiederin-Wyatt and Noah, Megan (Taylor) Jondle-Matix and Hayes, and Shelby (Jonathon) Piersch; sister Barb (Lou) Dauria of Sparks, NV and son Eric Carlson of Round Lake Beach, IL; many extended family members and friends.

   Jon was preceded in death by his first wife, LaVonne Smith (1992), second wife LuAnn Smith (2017), parents Donald and Olena Smith; and brother Larry Smith. 

Memorial Service
10:30 a.m., Saturday
June 27, 2020
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday
June 26, 2020
Farber & Otteman Funeral home
Sac City, Iowa
1:30 p.m. Saturday
June 27, 2020
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Aurelia, Iowa


Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 9:47 AM
“We missed out neighbor when we got back from Az. He had moved I heard in Feb. He and LuAnn were good neighbors and spent time outside when she was ill so we would stop by and say hi. Miss them both but they are together again now. ”
- Donald L Hatch
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 9:47 AM
“Jon and I were good friends in high school and through the church. Jon was a very caring person. When he married LuAnn, we became re-acquainted and enjoyed visiting about "old times". Larry enjoyed playing bridge and visiting with Jon. His great smile will be missed.”
- Nancy and Larry Domino
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 9:47 AM
“Jon became a special friend of ours after he and LuAnn moved back to Sac City. We enjoyed times together in each other's homes and had such fun at church activities through the First Christian Church. Jon loved the Lord and freely expressed that. It's comforting to know that he is rejoicing in heaven, in the presence of his Lord and his other family members. We extend our sympathy to all the family.”
- Harold and Sue Peyton
Friday, June 26, 2020 at 1:42 PM
“We knew Jon through LuAnn and were sorry to read of his death. He made LuAnn very happy and as her friend that endeared him to me. Our sympathy, Marlene and Roger”
- Roger and Marlene Glasnapp
Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:48 AM
“We were so glad to meet Jon through LuAnn (a former neighbor) many years ago at their home in Aurelia. He was fun & so pleasant. Was great when they move to Sac City. We are so sorry to hear of Jonís death. Sending love & prayers to his family!”
- Bill & Fran Lawson
Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:48 AM
“Sending sympathy to the family. I was a classmate of Jon's.”
- Elaine (Potts) Jordan
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:24 AM
“Sympathy and Empathy to family and Friends. Thinking about Jon a scripture comes to mind. "God keeps them occupied with the joy of their hearts." Ecclesiastes 5:20”
- Rev. Missy Brown
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:23 AM
“Thinking of you.”
- Jan Pingel
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:23 AM
“We enjoyed getting to know Jon when he and LuAnn moved back to Sac City and became members of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). When we ran into Jon these past few years, we had pleasant chats. Jon was an interesting and special man. Our sympathy to his family. ”
- Jeannette and Chuck
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:23 AM
“It was nice to you and Lu Anne {maiden name Stanfield} a few years back. Hope to see you again on the other-side, when my time to cross-over arrive. GOD bless you and yours.”
- Terry B. Hardy
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