Victor C. Smith, 88, of rural Republic, died at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.
He was born May 22, 1924, in Tiffin to Ralph F. and Liona T. (Steinmetz) Smith. He married Rita Frankart, Feb. 7, 1948, in Alvada and she died Nov. 27, 2002.
Survivors include five sons, Michael (Mary) Smith of Palmetto, Fla., Vic (Jean) Smith Jr. of Tiffin, Gerry Smith of Sandy, Utah, Kevin (Roxanne) Smith of Zionsville, Ind., and Steven (Leslie) Smith of Republic; a daughter, Mary (Daniel) Reimer of Tiffin; three sisters, Mary Alice Bouillon of New Riegel, Theresa (Gene) Walliser of Tiffin, and Sr. Regina, OSU, Perrysburg; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Smith; three brothers, Joseph, Herman and Paul Smith; three sisters, Irene Steinhauser, Sr. M. Bonaventure and an infant sister.
He was a 1942 Calvert High School graduate. He retired from Republic Roofing and was also a longtime farmer. He was a former member of St. Aloysius Church and its Holy Name Society, Republic, and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin; the Seneca County Farm Bureau, Seneca Antique Machinery Assn. and a former board member of the Republic Elevator.
Visitation for family and friends will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883 (419) 447-3113.
A wake service will be at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Prayers will be said at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at the funeral home followed by the funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
The Rev. Joseph Szybka will officiate. Burial will follow immediately after in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calvert Catholic Schools, St. Judes Research Hospital or St. Francis Home in care of the funeral home.
To send condolences or for directions to the funeral home, go to www.traunerofuneralhome.com.