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Andrew Karl SmithJanuary 23, 1965 ~ May 14, 2015 (age 50)
Andrew Karl Smith, 50, of Boyne City, Michigan, passed away May 14th 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the University of Michigan Health System.
Andrew was born January 23, 1965 in Lansing, Michigan to Beverly (Brynglesom) and Frank Smith, Jr. He grew up in Lansing, Michigan and attended Everett High School. Andy later attended Michigan State University. On August 24, 1991, Andrew married Kimberly Bannatyne (Daughter of Greg and Sandy Bannatyne) in Traverse City, Michigan. On June 2, 1998 they welcomed their daughter, Madison Smith.
Andrew was the owner of a small irrigation business before becoming a lobbyist for the Irrigation Association. Andy has worked for Reinke Irrigation and his most recent position title was Director of Technology Adoption for Valmont Industries. Andy's hobbies included hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors. He was a proud member of the NRA and also the CIA.
Andrew was preceded in death by his son, Andrew Karl Smith Jr., in January 2001. Andy is survived by his wife, daughter, parents, brother, sister, in-laws, and many aunts, uncles, nephews, niece, cousins, and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to honor Andrew may be put towards his daughter's college fund.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, May 20th, at Stackus Funeral home from 4-7 p.m.
Funeral services will take place on Thursday, May 21st at 200 p.m. at Walloon Lake Community Church with Pastors Kenneth Bernthall and Peter Elliot officiating. A procession to Maple Lawn Cemetery will then take place and immediately following the burial a light luncheon at Christ Lutheran Church in Boyne City.
Family and friends wishing to share a thought or memory of Andrew are encouraged to do so online at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.
Madison Smith College Fund C/O Kim Smith