Carl Smith

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  • Name: Carl Smith
  • Location of Birth: Barberton, Ohio
  • Date of Birth: April 10, 1920
  • Date of Death: January 4, 1990 (69 years old)
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  • College: Actual Business College in Akron, Ohio
  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Force
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  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Carl lived most of his life in East Akron, Ohio. He worked for many years as a sales tax representative for the State of Ohio.

    Carl moved to Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1952, and worked for several years for Independent School District 318 as a maintenance and handy man.

    He also owned and operated Smitty's Resort on Pokegama Lake in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Carl worked for the State of Minnesota as a sales tax representative. He retired in 1983.

    He was a past member of the Itasca Chapter of Disabled Veterans in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Surviving relatives include his wife, Rose; daughters, Betty Jean Erickson, Barbara Ann Smith; and Rose K. Spicer; son Carl D.; sisters, Rose S. Moskwa and Louella Roberts; brothers, Paul, Sr. and Joseph; and eight grandchildren.

    Carl died at Itasca Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (no plot identification)

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