Mt. Morris, IL, Paul Louis Smith, age 76, passed away on Wednesday February 16, 2022 in OSF Saint Clare Medical Center, Princeton, IL. Paul was born on October 18, 1945 in Ashland, WI, the son of William & Margaret (Adriansen) Smith. Paul graduated from Belvidere High School class of 1963 and he received a BS degree from Northern Illinois University class of 1967. Paul married Nancy Kinton on July 19, 1969 in Aurora, IL; and she preceded him in death on December 18, 2011.
Paul owned and operated Smitty’s Ice Cream and Paul Smith Accounting from 1983 until his death. He cherished his clients for 40+ years. He was a member of the Let Freedom Ring Committee, Mt. Morris School Board, Good Fellows, Knights of Columbus 4th degree member, and the Mt. Morris Lions, and he belonged to St Mary Catholic Church, Oregon, IL and St Edward Catholic Church, Rockford, IL. Paul loved his traveling and his time with his children, grandchildren, and family.
Paul is survived by his children: Peter (Julie) Smith, Rockford, IL; Brian (Paula) Smith, Belvidere, IL; Kevin (Lynn) Smith, Louisville, KY; and Robert (Erin) Smith, Schaumburg, IL; 7 grandchildren: Jessica, Stephen, Maria, Sarah, Ezra, Helena, and Kyla; brother: Richard Smith, Portland, OR; sisters: Margaret Scholl, Reno, NV and Irene Sarkisian, Rockford, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents; wife: Nancy; and brother: Peter Smith.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday February 22, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. in St. Edward Catholic Church, 3004 11th Street, Rockford, IL. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Oregon, IL. Visitation will be held on Monday February 21, 2022 in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. There will also be an hour visitation on Tuesday February 22, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.
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