Kenneth Preston Smith

March 8, 1918 - December 8, 2013
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.

angel jones

Frances, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

Zena Crossley

Frances, I am very sorry to hear about your Dad. My Prayers are with you and your Mom as well as family during your bereavement. Love Zena (Attorney General Office)

Christine E Gatton

Dear Eileen and Frances I am so sorry for your loss. Kenny was a great husband and father and loved by all of us. He will be missed by all of us but we will never forget him. You where a good brother in law.


My heart is with you Eileen and Frances. I loved him dearly...

D. Johnson

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Creator understands your pain. He will soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever! Rev 21:3,4 May this promise be of comfort to you as you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead, remembering that God will be by your side. Philippians 4:13

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