Michael Francis Smith

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Michael Francis Smith, 61, born March 11, 1957 to Carl and Hildagard Smith in Chicago, Illinois passed away peacefully at home in Lewistown, Aug. 31.

Mike spent a short time in his childhood in Germany, later moving to Huntington Beach, California with his parents and five siblings.

Throughout his high school years, Mike worked as a comic book delivery person, later driving truck for several companies and, after graduation, driving truck as a furniture mover contracting out his truck. In his spare time he loved the great outdoors – hiking fishing, falconry and spending time with his family and friends.

In December 1980, until December, 2011, he was married to Leslie Ginette Zimmerman and moved to Apple Valley, California, where they started a family of three kids (Cassie, Krystle and Mikey).

Late in 1991, Mike moved his family to Montana in search of the country life and wide open skies. While in Montana he had various logging jobs and worked at Central Feed company.

Mike could be found driving around the many gravel roads throughout Montana, watching for hawks and other wildlife with his brother Andrew and his main companion, Chad, his dog, or sitting at home watching TV with his friend, Ron.

Mike enjoyed spending time with his kids for dinner and holidays, and sitting endlessly watching the grandkids play and telling him their grand adventures while they explored the world.

Mike is survived by his three children, Cassie of Lewistown, Krystle (Ian) of Lewistown and Mikey of Oregon; three grandkids, Alexsis, Darian and Logan; his brother, Andrew, of Lewistown; his sisters Carol and Marylin (Wes) of California; his neice, Hannah, of California and many life long friends.

He was preceeded in death by his grandparents, parents, and a brother, Robert, of California.

A Celebration of Life for Mike will take place at Frank Day Park on the corner of 4th and Cook Street in Lewistown on Sept. 15, 2018 at 1 p.m.



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