Smith, Kenneth Preston, age 95, of Lynwood, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2013. Kenneth was a WWII veteran (US Navy Seabees). In 1981, he retired from Inland Steel after 43 years. He was an aviation enthusiast and flew aircraft from Lansing Municipal Airport for many years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Eileen (nee Gatton) Smith; daughter Frances Smith; step-daughters: Denise Klein, Janet (Dennis) Guernsey, and Cheryl Anderson; brothers-in-law: Joseph (Kathleen) Gatton, Gerald (late Betty) Gatton, and Edward (Maryann) Gatton; and many nieces and nephews. Kenneth was preceded in death by his sisters: Genevieve (late John) Lape and Leone (late Walter) Kavanagh; and his brothers-in-law: James Gatton and Martin (Christine) Gatton. Visitation will be on Wednesday December 11th from 4pm to 8pm at Burns Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN 46321. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 10:00 am at Burns Kish Funeral Home. Burial at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice in his loving memory. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and many friends.
Christine E Gatton