Kurtis Lee Smith
Kurtis Lee Smith, 52, Forest City, formerly of Adrian, Minn., passed away Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, at his home. A Memorial Service was held at Solid Rock Assembly Church, Saturday, Aug. 21, officiated by Pastors John Nau and Randy Knuth. A graveside service was held at the Wilmont Cemetery.
Kurtis was born June 15, 1969, in Worthington, Minn., to Lee and Kathy (Bell) Smith. He graduated from Worthington High School in 1987; and later from Ridgewater College Willmar Campus. After graduating college, Kurt traveled to Germany to study photography.
He worked various jobs in Worthington before moving to Iowa, where he worked at Mayer Studio, Spirit Lake. Kurt was a former member of Solid Rock Assembly in Worthington; and a current member of the Dominion Church for the Word of Faith, Lake Mills.
Kurt had a wonderful sense of humor. His smile could light up a room. He loved photography and he enjoyed firearms, fishing, and he always thought of others and was willing to help out anyone.
Kurt is survived by his daughter, Jordan Smith, Lake Park; parents, Lee and Kathy Smith, Wilmont, Minn.; special friend, Aimee Barrie, Adrian, Minn.; two sisters: Trisha (friend, Kerry Zinnel) Smith, Wilmont, Minn.; and LeeAnn (Eric) Sipress, Forest City; four nieces and nephews: Ashlee (Jake) Buntjer, Brett (friend, Emily) Steffen, Nate Sipress and Lizzy Sipress; three great-nieces, Adrianna, Emily and Braylee; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Joshua Smith; and his grandparents.