Christopher Smith

Thursday, June 4, 2009
Christopher Smith

Funeral services for Mr. Christopher Smith, 51 of Peterson, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2009 at Sioux Central Community School in Sioux Rapids. Rev. Al Reicke will officiate the service.

Visitation with the family will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, at the Sioux Central Community School in Sioux Rapids.

Interment will take place at Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids.

There will be a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sioux Central Community School in Sioux Rapids.

Military services will be conducted at the graveside by the Dean-Underwood Post No. 1 of Peterson.

Mr. Smith passed away Monday, June 1, 2009 at Spencer Hospital.

Christopher Sheen Smith, the son of Vince Ray and Rose Ann (Millea) Smith, was born on Jan. 23, 1958 in Fort Dodge. He was raised and received his education there, graduating from high school in 1976. Following graduation, Chris entered into the military on Dec. 27, 1978, serving with the U.S. Air Force. While in the military, Chris married Denise Dixon on March 21, 1981, in Worlingham, England. He also took college courses from the University of Maryland and Minot State in North Dakota where he received a Bachelor's Degree. On Aug. 31, 2002, after 24 years in the service he was honorably discharged.

Christopher and Denise moved to Peterson, following his military career. Chris was a teacher at the Sioux Central School and also was the head coach for cross-country and assistant coach for the girls track team. He was a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus when he lived in Minot, ND. Chris also participated in the Boston Marathon three times.

Warner Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.