Daisy Mae (Heim) Smith, 93, Powers, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. She was a resident of Pinecrest for the past seven years.
She was born on December 8, 1920 in Bark River, daughter to John and Alice (Gasman) Heim. Daisy attended Bark River Harris School and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1938.
On June 5, 1943, Daisy married Allie F. Smith at St. George’s Church in Bark River. He preceded her in death.
Daisy was a homemaker and worked the family farm until 1966 when she began working at Pinecrest for 20 years before her retirement.
She loved to bake and was known for her many blue ribbons from the U.P. State Fair. She enjoyed going to the casino.
Daisy loved her family and looked forward to family events and yearly Heim family reunions.
She is survived by two daughters, June (Clyde) Schoen of Powers, MI and Kathy (Rodney) LaMarche of Escanaba, two sons, Allen John (Janice) Smith of Pickford, MI and Bob (Sheree) Smith of Bark River; son in law, Herman Kleiman; 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren; brother in law, Bernard Smith of Arizona..
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, James Smith; daughter, Lorraine Kleiman; grandson, Kevin Smith; sisters, June Heim and Margaret Heim Urbanc; brothers, Ray, George, Lloyd, and Jack Heim; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10 a.m. until noon at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at noon with a luncheon to follow. (Central Time)
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Smith family with arrangements.