Obituary for Roger Quentin Smit
Roger Quentin Smit, 59, of Greeley, CO, passed away September 23, 2017. He was born December 20, 1957 in Sioux Falls, SD to Theodore (Ted) and Grace (Lambert) Smit.
Roger grew up in Greeley and Ault, CO and graduated from Highland High School in 1976. He also graduated from Aims Community College in 2000 with an Associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. In 1990 he married his wife Susan (Bartsch) at Meadowlark Church of Christ in Fort Collins, CO.
He was a machinist for Woodward Governor for almost 20 years, owned a Snap-On Tool franchise, and has been a driver for Schwan's Home Foods.
Roger loved woodworking, making things for his family and doing repairs for others. He served in the church in any way he could. He participated in Soap Box Derby races and went to Akron, OH as a regional winner in 1970. He continued his love for the sport as an adult by volunteering at the local races. Above all, Roger knew he was God's child and loved his family, friends, and customers.
Roger is survived by his wife, Susan of Greeley, CO; children, Shanna (Leigh) Skonning of Wellington, CO, and Steven (Krystine) Smit of Denver, CO, and two grandchildren; brothers, James of Aurora, CO, Alan (Lynn) of Longmont, CO, Glen (Patricia) of Greeley, CO, and LeRoy (Julie) of Owatonna, MN, and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents.
A Life Celebration Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on October 9, 2017, at Journey Christian Church, 4754 W. 31st Street, Greeley, CO 80634.
Memorial contributions may be made in Roger's name to "Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation" in care of Adamson Life Celebration Home. To leave condolences visit adamsoncares.com