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Richard Keil "Dick" Smith, 87, of Indianapolis, formerly of Naperville, Illinois, went home to be with our Father on Aug. 19, 2014.. Dick was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 21, 1926, to the late Richard and Martha Smith.. He retired from United States Gypsum Company after a long and dignified career. He was a member of the Naperville Kiwanis Chapter, Naperville VFW, and lifetime member (over 66 years) of the William D. McIlroy Masonic Lodge No. 269. Dick served our country proudly in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the Bunker Hill, and in recent years, he was invited to go on the "Honor Flight" to Washington, D.C. Dick was a Christian and served as an elder at Knox Presbyterian Church in Naperville until he moved to Hoosier Village with his wife, Ruby, to be closer to their children.. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Ruby Smith; son, Richard Keil (Luan) Smith; daughter, R. Elaine (Stephen) Kessel; grandchildren, Keil Smith, Hayden Smith, Stephanie (Ryan) Sommer, Nicole (Joshua) Samuelson and Sandra Kessel; and great-grandchildren, Jackson Sommer and Melanie Sommer.. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Hoosier Village Chapel, with visitation one hour prior.. Memorial contributions in Richard's honor may be made to "Good Neighbor Fund," addressed to BHI Foundation Inc., 5415 Bearberry Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46268 (Memo: In Memory of Richard Smith) or to a charity of your choice.
Published on  August 27, 2014
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