Joe J. Smith, 78

Posted July 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Joe J. Smith of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the Boone County Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 3 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Ogden. Father James Bruch will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at St. John’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Ogden. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

He is survived by his wife, Andrea, eight children including Felicia (Kirk) Miller of Akron, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, one sister, and two brothers.

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