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
and Mausoleum

Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Randolph “Bud” Smith, 79 of Wanatah, passed away Monday, February 1, 2021. He was born November 28, 1941 in London, KY to John Henry Smith and Ida Matilda “Mae” (Gregory) Smith. Bud made his career with Calumet Construction for over 25 years, retiring in 1992. He was also a member of the Laborer’s Union Local 41. Bud enjoyed solving jigsaw puzzles, and helping others. “Love thy neighbor as thyself” became a personal mantra for Bud, and he will be fondly remembered for his caring and generous nature. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who will be dearly missed.  On December 14, 1963 he married Martha Lipps, who survives, along with their children: Buril (Kim) Smith of LaPorte, Audrey Hines of LaPorte; grandchildren: Krystyn, Jessica, Joshua, Payge, Dalton; great grandchildren: Carter and Conner; and siblings: Shirley, Evelyn, Patty, Donna, Galen, and Adrian; and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mae Smith; sister, Loretta; brother, Ralph; and a stillborn brother.
A private family service will be held at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso, with burial to follow at Angelcrest Cemetery.
 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bud’s name to the American Cancer Society.

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