Delano E. Smith - 78
12/18/1939 - 9/1/2018
Delano E. Smith, 78 lifelong Oregon/Leaf River resident, died Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Dixon Healthcare & Rehab Center. Born December 18, 1939 in Oregon, the son of Benjamin and Emma Smith. Married to Patricia Wilson August 24, 1963 in Byron; she died June 3, 2012. Delano was a US army veteran and was employed over 30 years at Clar Cor in Rockford before retiring. He was a member of Leaf River Lions Club. Delano enjoyed collecting Lionel Trains and coin collecting, playing euchre and spending time with his grandchildren. Survived by his daughters, Debra (Dean) Walker of Oregon and Amy (John) Lauer of Ashton; son, Michael (Jan) Smith of Rockford; grandchildren: Kelsey, Kasey, Neva, Samuel, Erin, Sean, Airayla, Grayson and Zoe; and great grandchildren, Derrick and Hayden. Also preceded in death by his parents. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am Thursday September 13 for Delano and his wife, Patricia at Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River followed by a Celebration of Life from 12:00noon - 2:00pm at the VFW in Oregon. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon assisted the family.
Celebration of Life:
12noon - 2pm Thursday Sept 13 at Oregon VFW
11:00 am Thursday Sept 13 in Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf RiverView Delano E. Smith's Guestbook