Lowell "Bud" Smith

Lowell "Bud" Smith


August 3, 1927 - February 10, 2024


Lowell “Bud” Smith, 96, of White Lake, SD, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion, SD. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church in White Lake. Burial will be at South Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Sioux Falls. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7:00 PM with a 6:30 PM prayer service at Trinity Lutheran Church in White Lake. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Lowell Harold Smith, better known as “Bud”, was born August 3, 1927, to Clifford and Anna (Richter) Smith in Dixon, SD. He attended country school through 8th grade in Dallas, SD, and graduated from Dallas High School. Bud served in the US Army during the Korean War in Mannheim, Germany, from May 1953 to May 1955. His army medals and awards included Sharp Shooter, Marksman Carbine, M1 Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), and Good Conduct Medal.

On June 26, 1960, he married Linda V. Kierstead in Gregory, SD, where they made their home. They moved to Stickney, SD in February 1961 and lived there until December 1976. During this time, they had two children. Their next move was to White Lake in 1977. Bud’s career consisted of managing farmer’s cooperatives until he retired in 1993. In these communities, he served on church councils, was president of church boards, mayor, fire chief, town board member, delivered Meals on Wheels, and was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion. Bud and Linda were members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stickney and Trinity Lutheran Church in White Lake. They moved to Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion in October 2023.

Blessed for sharing in his life are his wife of nearly 64 years, Linda; daughter, Lynnette (Roland) VanDerWerff of Sioux Falls; son, LeRay (Laura) Smith of Bixby, OK; grandchildren/great-grandchildren: Nicole and Josh Grady (Abigail) of Concord, MA, Shelby and Troy Anderson (Evan, Hailey, and Alexis), Levi Smith and Lijah Smith both of Bixby, OK, and Melissa VanDerWerff (Eleanor) of Fergus Falls, MN; brother, Donald (Rosie) Smith of Gregory, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Matthew; six brothers: Glenn, Marvin, Gerald, Clair, Robert, and John; and four sisters: Mildred, Lois, Carolyn, and Catherine.


Thursday, February 15, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Trinity Lutheran Church
304 S Johnston St
White Lake, SD 57383


Friday, February 16, 2024
11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
304 S Johnston St
White Lake, SD 57383


South Dakota Veterans Cemetery
Sioux Falls, SD

Posted by Ronelva Leslie Hurley on February 18, 2024
Many years have gone by since we last seen each other. Sorry for your loss
Posted by Ron & Eileen Moller on February 16, 2024
Linda& family…..Our sympathy to you on the passing of Bud. We have many fond memories of your family when you lived in Stickney. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by John wanous on February 15, 2024
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Brad Messer on February 15, 2024
Linda, Lynette, and LeRay, so very sorry for your loss!!! Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time! God bless you all!!!🙏🙏🙏
Posted by Chris and Norma Assmus on February 14, 2024
Linda, Lynnette and LeRay. Our hearts go out to you all at this difficult time. Sharing our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy. RIP Godfather. You will always be special to me as you were specially chosen to be one of my godparents. We are all thinking and praying for you all during this time.
Posted by Shirley Keizer on February 14, 2024
My sympathy to all of Bud's family. Lots of fond memories of Bud & Linda at Stickney!
Posted by Kathy McBrayer Remund on February 13, 2024
My most sincere sympathy to all!
Lynnette I was just speaking of
You last week, amd have windered often lately, where you are! Wish we could getbin touch!
Posted by Dawn (Jacobs) Wood on February 13, 2024
Deepest sympathy to the family ... MANY fond memories as a child. Howard and Viv Jacobs are my parents.
Posted by Bob and Helen Gales on February 13, 2024
Our love and prayers are with the Smith family.
Posted by SharonBeckmann on February 13, 2024
Spent a lot of time at their house and so did my kids!!! Lot of memories!!! Prayers to the family
Posted by Craig Plamp on February 12, 2024
Linda, Lynette and LeRay. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the passing of Bud. I remember many fond times from our childhood with you all growing up in Stickney. Our deepest condolences.
Posted by Greg Kohlenberg on February 12, 2024
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Bud was a very good manager in the Cenex Cooperative system. Always enjoyed visiting with him.
Posted by Laura Herrlein on February 12, 2024
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Uncle Bud was amazing and will be greatly missed.
Posted by Lela Platt on February 12, 2024
Uncle Bud you will be missed. Love & Prayers
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