Smith, Maynard J.
A celebration of life for Maynard J. Smith, 72 of Iowa City, formerly of West Liberty, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Maynard Smith died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at his home in Iowa City following a brief illness.
A memorial fund has been established for the West Liberty Fire Department, Mount Calvary Masonic Lodge #95, Iowa City Masonic Lodge #4 and the American Cancer Society.
Maynard was born March 13, 1940, in Lone Tree, Iowa, the son of DeWayne and Alice (Zinkula) Smith. He graduated from West Liberty High School in 1958. On March 18, 1961, he was united in marriage to Waucile Maas in Rock Island, Ill. After her death in 1998, he married Pat Zioberek on April 8, 2006.
Maynard was the parts manager at Wiele Cheverolet in West Liberty for many years. He was a member and past master of the Mount Calvary Lodge #95 of West Liberty, and served as secretary since 1973. He was a member of the Iowa City Lodge #4 and past patron of the Lotus Chapter O.E.S. in West Liberty. Maynard served on the West Liberty Volunteer Fire Department for 37 years, was a member of the First Church United of West Liberty and more recently attended First United Methodist Church in Iowa City.
Survivors include one daughter, Renea (Forrest) Frymoyer of Durant; two sons, Randy (Charlene) Smith of Indianapolis, Ind. and Roger Smith; two stepdaughters, Debra (Paul) Eckler of Indianapolis and Lori (David) Herring of Shrewsbury, Mass.; five grandchildren, Dustin Frymoyer and Kristin Sparbel, and Shane, Shannon and Shawn Smith; five stepgrandchildren, Amanda, Samantha and Brittany Eckler and Taylor and Kelsey Herring; and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding Maynard in death were his parents; his wife, Waucile; his wife, Pat; three sisters, Mary Delige, Pat Bean and Betty Brown; and one brother, Daniel Smith.
Published in The Gazette Nov. 13, 2012.