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Stephen James Smith

December 30, 1943 July 8, 2019
Stephen James Smith
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Obituary for Stephen James Smith

Stephen James “Steve” Smith, 75, died peacefully Monday, July 8, 2019 at home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 PM, Saturday, July 27 at St Mary's Catholic Church with Father Steven Witt officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM, Friday July 26 at the funeral home, where a rosary will be recited at 4:30 pm with a Parish Vigil Service to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Rural Employment Alternatives (contact Janine Scandridge at, an organization that has greatly assisted Steve's son, BJ, or to the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary (, where Steve's niece, Sister Rachel, is a nun.

Steve was born December 30, 1943 in Iowa City, the son of Charles and Dorothy (Parden) Smith. He received a bachelor's degree and an MBA from The University of Iowa. On November 6, 1971 Steve married Mary A. Dansdill at St. Thomas More Church in Iowa City.

Steve was an insurance agent for over 30 years with Parden, Batterman and Smith, Inc, where he was a partner.

Steve was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary of Iowa City, and their children, Jean Ellen Smith (Nic Barnes) of London, England, Thomas E Smith (Andrea) of Lucas, Tx and their children Brooklynn and Avery, and Benjamin Joseph “BJ” Smith of Iowa City; his sister, Elizabeth Lynch (Terry) of Milwaukee; brother-in-law, Ronald Tack of Marion; plus numerous brothers-and sisters-in-law and extended family.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ann Tack.

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5:00 PM 7/26/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/26/2019 7:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

A rosary will be recited at 4:30 PM, followed by a Parish Vigil Service

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States





12:00 PM 7/27/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church -- Iowa City

228 E. Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

St. Mary's Catholic Church -- Iowa City
228 E. Jefferson Street Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Cemetery- Iowa City Final Resting Place

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

1122 N. Dodge Street Iowa City 52245 IA
United States

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