The Ottumwa Courier

October 29, 2012

Merle “Bud” Smith, 90, Oskaloosa


OSKALOOSA — Merle J. “Bud” Smith, 90, of Cedar Falls and formerly of Oskaloosa, died Oct. 26, 2012, at the Windsor Nursing and Rehab Center in Cedar Falls.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oskaloosa; with Rev. Jeff Belger officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Graveside military rites will be given by members of the Oskaloosa American Legion and VFW.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Bates Funeral Chapel with family present from 5-7 p.m. There will be a Christian vigil service at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral chapel.

Memorials may be made to VFW Post 2237 or Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Association.

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