On Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Stephen Smith, 77, of Cedar Rapids, left his earthly home to be with the Lord. We can almost hear him singing “Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone” before God‘s throne.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 15 at Cedar Memorial in Cedar Rapids from 3 to 6 pm. Service will be held at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church on Monday, March 16 at 11am. Visitation before the service from 10 to 11am.
He graduated from Charles City High School in 1960, Wartburg College in 1964 and received his Masters from the University of Iowa. Steve was employed as a school psychologist for 30 years.
He enjoyed traveling, spending winters in Texas and was an avid golfer who had 10 hole in ones. Singing was a passion for him and he had his own karaoke machine. As an active member at First Lutheran Church and later, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, he enjoyed singing in the choir, church worship bands, and helping lead several Alpha groups. His greatest joy was found in spending time with family and friends, and attending his grandchildrens’ music and sporting events.
Steve is survived by his wife Karolyn (Hanna) Smith of 56 years, his three children Mark (Kristy) Smith, Kris (Marty) Garrett, Jacque (Steve) Harms and five grandchildren: Carson, Emma, Austin, Gretchen and Naomi and brother Mike (Barb) Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dayle and Margaret Smith.
Memorial donations may be directed to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Bridgehaven, Eight Days of Hope, Hospice or a charity of your choice.