Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-86

Palmer John “Jake” Smith, 66, of Valparaiso passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. He was born December 28, 1952 in LaPorte, IN to Ennis T. & Helen (Spenner) Smith and graduated from North Judson High School in 1971. Jake served as a technician in the Research & Development Department with Anco/Federal Mogul for many years and most recently worked at the Aldi Warehouse in Valparaiso. He enjoyed the outdoors tremendously, particularly hiking in the Indiana State Parks.  Jake had been a promising baseball player in younger days and continued his love of sport following the Cubs and Indiana high school basketball.  Survivors include his wife Gloria Fay Smith, daughters, Rachel & Jessica Smith, brother, David E.  Smith (Jean E. Garcia) of New Castle and his very good friend, Richard Herr (Tsuneko) of Valparaiso. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial gathering will be held Friday, March 8th from 5 - 7 pm at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso.  Cremation at Angelcrest Crematory.  

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