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Technical Sergeant Bruce M. Smith

Technical Sergeant Bruce M. Smith was born on June 11, 1919 in Waterloo, IA and died February 7, 2018 in Cedar Falls, IA.

Bruce M. Smith entered the United States Army on September 11, 1941, in Fort Des Moines, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Technical Sergeant before being discharged on February 16, 1947 in El Paso, TX.

Bruce M. Smith is buried at Alcock Cemetery in Frederika, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date: February 7, 2081


Bruce M. Smith (1919-2018)

CEDAR FALLS – Bruce M. Smith, 98, of Cedar Falls died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at his home.

He was born June 11, 1919 in Waterloo, son of Carl and Nellie (Simmons) Smith. He married Betty J. Christensen on April 30, 1945 in El Paso, Texas. She preceded him in death on January 11, 2005.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star and French Legion of Honor medal for his service. He was a self-employed home builder and contractor, retiring in 1980. He was a Mason; and served as past President of Home Builders Association of Waterloo/Cedar Falls, NE Iowa Subdividers Association, and the Cedarloo Sertoma Club. He was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.

Survived by: three sons, Ken (Twyla) Smith of Longmont, CO, Steve (Bonnie) Smith and Jim (Pam) Smith, both of Cedar Falls; two daughters, Donna (Rick) Barta and Julie (Mike) Michalicek, both of Cedar Falls; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren plus one on the way; and a brother, Roger (Velma) Smith of Big Fork, MN.

Preceded in death by: two brothers, Paul and Max Smith; two sisters-in-law, Eva and Muriel Smith; a nephew, Kirk Smith.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, with burial in Alcock Cemetery in Frederika. Military Honors will be conducted by the Cedar Falls AMVETS Post #49 Honor Guard and the Iowa Army National Guard Funeral Honors Detail. Visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at Richardson Funeral Service and also for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the church.

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