Merril Willveen Smith
December 21, 1936 – July 7, 2019
Merril Willveen Smith age 82, went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2019. Survived by children, Debra (Garrett) Hanson, Dawn (Edward) Smith, David Smith, and Kimberly Blozinski, Grandchildren, Jessica Miller, Nicole Miller, Breanna Smith, and Brayden Smith. Siblings Richard (Mary) Smith, Virgie Bennett, Kenny (Joann) Smith, Vicki Shenks, Doug (Terrie) Wisner, Marlena (Roy) Edmonson, and Greg (Becky) Wisner. Also survived by great friends, Gary Andrakowicz and Elliott (Virginia) Bodbyle. Preceded in death by wife, Helen Catherine Smith. Parents, Merrill Wisner, Velma May Angal and Gerry Wisner (Step-mother). Siblings, Jim Wisner, Barb Ward and Denny Smith and grandchildren, Brendan E. Smith and Katie Grace Smith. Mick was a proud Navy Veteran, Master Wood Worker, avid gardener, and NASCAR fan. He worked for the C&O /CSX Railroad for over 40 plus years. He was a Korean War Veteran. He loved and enjoyed gardening and plants. He was a good friend to everyone…family, neighbor, co-worker and stranger. He’d help all anyway he could and always with that smile and a joke. Ask him how he feels and he’ll tell you…”with my fingers.” Always loved never forgotten. Visitation for Mick will be on Thursday July 11, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Reyers North Valley Chapel Funeral Home. Visitation continues on Friday July 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church, 224 Carrier St. NE Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505. Military Honors will be accorded to Mick at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America or the West Michigan Humane Society.
- Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2019
- Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, July 12, 2019