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Arlene I. "Ida"

July 11, 1928 – October 17, 2019

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Obituary for Arlene I. "Ida" Smith

Arlene “Ida” Smith, 91 of Coldwater passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at her home under hospice care, while surrounded by her loving family.

A funeral service will take place at 2:00 pm on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Bronson Church of Christ with Pastor George Milliman and Tim Weddle officiating. Interment will follow at Snow Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Dutcher Funeral Home of Bronson from 3:00 – 7:00 pm.

Ida was born July 11, 1928 to Donald and Velmo (Mathews) Milliman in Bronson Township. She graduated from Burr Oak High School in 1946. On March 18, 1950 she married the love of her life, Gene Smith in Coldwater. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2010. Ida and Gene moved to Sturgis shortly after their marriage and stayed until 1957 before returning to Branch County.

Ida attended beauty school in Battle Creek. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great and great, great grandmother. Ida’s true joy in life was spending time with her family, especially all her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by many.

Ida is survived by her children Larry (Natalie) Smith of Coldwater, Arlene (Bob) Weddle of Quincy, Earl (Cathy) Smith of Hart, Connie (Chuck) Anthony of Coldwater, and Scottie (Emily) Smith of Bronson; her sister Mary Musolff of Sherwood; 30 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 1 great, great, grandchild; many nieces & nephews; and her special friends Don (Sue) Lawton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years, Gene Smith; her brothers Clyde (Jean) Milliman and Donnie (Virginia) Milliman; her brother-in-law Stanley Musolff; her grandsons Emanuel & Byron Smith.

Memorials may be directed to Promedica Home Health and Hospice or the Bronson Church of Christ.


When Sunday, October 20th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Dutcher Funeral Home of Bronson
321 E. Chicago St.
Bronson, MI 49028

Service Information

Monday, October 21st, 2019 2:00pm
Church of Christ at Bronson
718 E. Chicago Road
Bronson, MI 49028

Interment Information

Snow Prairie Cemetery
Central Road
Bethel twp., MI 49028
Location Information
Located just west of Log Road
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