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  • February 2, 1940 - September 28, 2020
  • Rock Falls, Illinois

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“Ken was a honorable man. Always made you laugh. My deepest sympathy to his family and all that had the pleasure to know him. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Darcy Behrendt - Davenport, IA

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Mel and Pat Camden - Friend

“Sorry for your family's loss,he enjoyed life to the fullest.Prayers to the family,Mel and Pat Camden ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Mel and Pat Camden - Family

“Kenny the campground will never be the same without you and Vicki there. You are going to be missed by so many people. You have touched so many lives...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Cyndi and Darrell Starr - Friend

“I will always love you grandpa. Your legacy lives on through all of us. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Jessica Douglass - Milledgeville, IL

Kenneth L. "Snuffy" Smith Sr. 80 of Rock Falls passed away Monday September 28, 2020 at his home.

He was born on February 2, 1940 in Rock falls the son of Adam T. and Gladys V. (Portner) Smith. He married Vicki Allison on May 10, 1958 in Rock Falls. Ken had worked for 38 years in the furnace department at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling retiring in 1999. He had enjoyed camping, fishing, snowmobiling, lawn mower racing and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki; three daughters: Teresa (Mark) Smith of Sterling, Tammy Wallace of Dixon and Tina Strohmayer (Benny Bajrami) of Sterling; three sons: Kenneth (Shelly) Smith Jr of Dixon, Theodore "Ted" (Lori) Smith of Prosper, TX and Tony Smith of Rock Falls; four sisters: Clara Lawson of Las Vegas, NV, Carol (Jim) Schultz of Sterling, Judy (Mike) Smithee of Sterling and Sue Smith of Sheffield; four brothers: George Smith of Tampico, Pete (Jackie) Smith Deer Grove, Larry (Mel) Smith of Tampico and Mike (Michelle) Smith of Deer Grove; 15 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson Kenneth L. Smith III.

Masks and social distancing requirements will be in effect for a public visitation to allow for 50 persons at a time pass though on Thursday October 1, 2020 from 10 – 11:30 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. A private family funeral will follow with the Reverend Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will conclude at Coloma Twp Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in his memory to Rock River Hospice & Home.