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February 6, 2020

Lawrence Charles Smith

Lawrence Charles Smith, 89, of Summerfield, Florida passed away January 28, 2020 at the Oakhurst Center, Ocala, FL.  He was the husband of Carma Smith for 32 years.

Larry was born and raised in Chicago, IL.  Prior to his retirement he worked as the Printing Supervisor for the Chicago Tribune.  He was a Veteran Pilot of the US Navy serving during the Korean War.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Carma Smith and son, Michael Colletti of Chicago, IL and daughters, Lenore Stevenson of Phoenix, AZ, Melanie Jackson and step-daughters: Deborah  Steadham of Morris, IL, Donna  Sieber of Cincinnati, OH, Sandra  Lieurance of Wheaton, IL, and Susan  Schuermann of Manhattan, IL.

A Memorial Mass was held on Friday, January 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview, FL.  Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Condolences may be left at



Donald Emil Vickstrom, 89, was wrapped in the arms of our Lord and greeted by his wife, Ann, of 59 years on February 3, 2020. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, Christian and Navy veteran. He is survived by his children, Lynn Vickstrom, Dan Vickstrom (Ann) and Doug Vickstrom (Sharon), Donna Walter (George), 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was loved by many and will be missed. Services will be held on Saturday, February 8th at 11 am at Christ Lutheran Church, 15699 SE 80th Avenue, Summerfield, FL 34491

In lieu of flowers please make donations to The House of Esther (Phase II) in memory of Don and Ann Vickstrom c/o Christ Lutheran Church. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd., The Villages, FL 32159. Condolences may be left at


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