March 13, 1930 ~ October 12, 2016

Ray E. Smeltzer, 86, of Shipshewana, died at 7:06 pm, on Wednesday,
October 12, at his residence. He was born on March 13, 1930, in Elkhart
County, to George and Edna (Grosh) Smeltzer. Surviving are three
daughters, Raeanne (Gregg) Smeltzer of Bristol, Jean Smeltzer of Union
Mills, Jamie (Bo) Smeltzer of Shipshewana; three sons, James (Becky)
Smeltzer of Elkhart, Jeffery (Jessica) Smeltzer of Shipshewana, Thomas
Smeltzer of Bristol; 11 grandchildren and his significant other, Doris
Smeltzer of Shipshewana. He was preceded in death by his parents, two
sons, Patrick and Justin Smeltzer and brother, Mervin Smeltzer. Ray was a
lifelong professional over the road truck driver. He enjoyed traveling,
camping and playing Euchre with his family. Visitation will be from
2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday October 14, at Miller-Stewart Funeral
Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:00
am on Saturday October 15, also at the funeral home.  Services will be
conducted by Pastor Allen Stevens. Burial will be in Olive West Cemetery,
Elkhart. Memorials may be given to Goshen Hospice.  

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this time. He was a great friend
and always was a great one to have living next door.
From: Suzette and Brandon Mcvicker
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We are so sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you at this time. Sorry
we couldn't be there in person. Love you all
From: Ruth and Lonny Challoner
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Tom, So sorry for you and your family.
From: Don & Starr Smith
Ray E. Smeltzer