Olen L. Smith, age 92, of 8 Park Avenue, Gladstone, passed away Sunday morning June 12, 2011 at the Lakeview Assisted Living Center in Gladstone where he currently was residing.
Olen was born June 23, 1918 in Nappanee, Indiana the son of Roy and Estella (Oles) Smith. Olen served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II in the European Theater from 1942 to 1945. He was honorably discharged with the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and 5 Overseas Service Bars and 1 Service Stripe.
Olen was united in marriage to the former Dorothy Dallara on December 11, 1945 in Jamaica, NY. They made their home in Muskegon, MI where they raised their two children. Olen was a Metalurgist for 29 years for Continental Motors in Muskegon. He retired in 1977 and upon Dorothy