Smith, Harold W. (Smitty), Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 20, 2010. He was 82 years old. He was born February 6, 1928 in Saginaw, Michigan. He graduated from Saginaw High School then joined the Merchant Marines and traveled extensively for several years before joining the army. It was while he was stationed in Germany he met and married his bride Anneliese G. Berein. She predeceased him on April 8th of this year. Harold was a wonderful and warm husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed his family, and friends. Smitty had an un-matched ability to make everyone laugh. His humor was truly unique. He enjoyed playing cards and had an uncanny ability to count them. He loved life, golfing, fishing and especially loved wrestling with his grandchildren. Harold leaves behind three children and their spouses: Linda (John) Olivier of Lansing, Roxanne (Jerry) McKim of Manchester, Wayne (Barbara) Smith of Birch Run. He also leaves seven grandchildren: Carrie (Patrick) Miller of Grand Blanc, Gary Burr of Columbus, Ohio, Angie (David) Gren of Frankenmuth, Lisa (Ryan) Klooster of Wyoming, MI, Zachary (Michelle) Smith of Ottisville, Justin Green, Kyle Green both of Manchester, and seven great grandchildren: Sarah, Matthew and Ashley Miller, Sophia and Anderson Gren, Miranda Burr and Madison Green; brother, Kenneth Smith and sister, Shirley Hensley; wonderful friends, Carolyn Miller, Marilyn Lemanek and Andy Soule. He was predeceased by his parents, Centra and Audery Smith; two sisters: Dorothy Ahern and Patsy Froeber; brother, Robert Smith. Harold will be sadly missed by his family. According to Harold’s wishes cremation has taken place. The family will gather privately to celebrate his life. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Covenant HealthCare Hospice/VNA Hospice Partners in Caring. Arrangements are entrusted to the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Please share your thoughts with the family at