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Michael Stephen Smead

March 13, 1952 ~ November 11, 2021 (age 69)

Life Story

Michael Stephen Smead, 69, of Elkhart, went home to the arms of Jesus, his Savior, on Thursday evening, November 11, 2021. He peacefully departed this life, in his residence, surrounded by the love of his family. A native of Elkhart, Michael was born on March 13, 1952, to the late Francis Smead and Aletha “Erma” (Martin) Roberts. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather Fred Roberts, brother James E. Smead and sister Sylvia C. Alg.

He married his true love Diana E. (Golden) on May 20, 1978, in Elkhart.

Surviving is his wife of 43 years, Diana E. Smead; son Robert (Andi) Smead; daughter Heather (Eddie) Hoelyfield; grandson Collin Smead; also surviving is a brother, Donald (Patricia) Smead; step-brother Michael (LaDawna) Roberts; sister-in-law, Melissa (Charles) Darling and sister-in-law, Abbe G. Golden.

Michael worked for Patrick Industries as a truck driver for 12 years, retiring in 2021. He enjoyed golf, fishing and traveling with Diana, most of all, Michael’s family was the center of his life.

A visitation will be held in Michael’s honor, from 2 to 4, on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. Elkhart. to laugh, remember and share memories of Michael with his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial donations to Cancer Resources for Elkhart County, 23971 US Hwy. 33, Elkhart, IN 46517

Masks are kindly requested to be worn during the visitation.

Per his wishes, cremation was chosen, under the care of Billings Funeral Home, where condolences may be made on-line to his family at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Michael, please visit our floral store.


November 27, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Cremation has been chosen

Altera Cremation Services
812 Baldwin St
Elkhart, IN 46514


Cancer Resources for Elkhart County
23971 US Highway 33, Elkhart IN 46517
Tel: 1-574-875-5158

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