Jeffery L. Smith, 56, of Peru passed at 10:58 AM Monday, October 11, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne on January 22, 1965 the son of Lynn and Jean Bauman Smith. Jeff married Holly Conlee on March 14, 1992 and she survives.
Jeff was a 1983 graduate of Maconaquah High School and received an Associate Degree from Ivy Tech in 2012. He was employed as a Maintenance Supervisor at Chrysler Corp. and was a member of Peru Miami Lodge #67 F&AM.
Jeff was a hard working individual and had a generous spirit, willing to do anything for family and friends. He was a firm believer in the adage “If you are going to do a job, do it right.” Family was very important to Jeff and he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid hunter and loved spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed being outside in the pool and in the yard.
Surviving in addition to his wife Holly are sons Stephen Smith and his wife Tarah, Jordan Smith and his wife Brianne; grandchildren Kathryn Smith, Corbin Smith and Evie Smith; and step grandchildren Collen, Byron and Bo Ross; also surviving is his father Lynn Smith and sisters Linnett Ball and her husband Jim and Lisa Smith. Several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his mother Jean and sister Julie Vollmuth.
A service celebrating the life of Jeffery L. Smith will be held at 6:00 PM on Monday, October 18, 2021 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, IN with Pastor Jason Stanley officiating. Burial will be in Peoria Cemetery. Friends and family will gather from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on Monday, October 18, 2021 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home. There will be a Masonic Service at the funeral home at 5:00 PM on Monday.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to Masonic Lodge #67.
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