La Von E. Smith, 81, Crete, Ill., formerly of Frankfort, Ind., died April 18, 2012 at his residence.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and was a graduate of Purdue University.
Surviving are his wife Diann, Crete, Ill.; one daughter, Neida (Buford) Fuqua, Corinth, Miss.; one son, Neil, Covington, Ind.; one granddaughter, Katy, Starkville, Miss.; one sister Elsie (the late Lee) Halsey, Angola; three nieces; and three nephews.
Military ceremonial inurnment will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.
Memorials may be directed to the Hospice of the Calumet Area or the American Cancer Society.
Crete Funeral Home in Crete, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.