Craig H. Smith, 67, of El Dorado, Kansas, formerly of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Saturday, February 8, 2020 in El Dorado. He was born December 11, 1952 in Grundy Center, Iowa, the son of Harold and Harmmean (Adelmund) Smith. Craig married Crystal Gooding on November 21, 1998 in Cedar Falls. He graduated from Reinbeck High School in Reinbeck, Iowa in 1972 and was a truck driver for Marshall Pack and PDI for many years, and worked at Richelieu Foods, and Sam's Club retiring in 2016. Hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping, watching NCIS and spending time with his family most of all.
Craig is survived by his wife, Crystal Gooding Smith, of El Dorado; his son, Duston (Jacki) Smith, of Reinbeck; two daughters, Janell (Brian) Forehand of Grundy Center; and Emilie (John) Bostwick of Cedar Falls; seven grandchildren, Brady & Brody Forehand, Wesley, Lexi & Riley Smith, Payton & Isabella Bostwick, and two sisters, Virginia “Jinny” Grimm of Grundy Center and Vicki Whiteside of New Richland, Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Russell “Rusty” Knoke III; a grandson, Brandon Craig Forehand; and a niece, Kati Jo Whiteside.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2020, at Nazareth Lutheran Church Larsen Chapel in Cedar Falls, with private burial at Reinbeck Cemetery. Visitation will be 6—8:30 p.m. Thursday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls, and one hour before service at the church. Memorials can be made to Campbell's Crew Cares, 18648 Arrowhead Trail Queen Creek, AZ. 85242, www.CampbellsCrew.com.
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