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Lauren (Smith) Kraiter

Rueben Leonard Smith

April 14, 1952 - May 18, 2020

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Rueben Leonard Smith, age 68 of Van Buren, Ohio passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 5:31 p.m. at the Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay. Rueben was born on April 14, 1952 in Sharonville, Ohio to the late William F. and Christine (Holbert) Smith.  Rueben married Jennifer Dempsey in May of 2002. She survives along with his daughter, Lauren (Kyle) Kraiter of Portland, OR; his son, Elliot Smith of Findlay, OH; his step sons Bryan...  see more
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  • L J
    L J:
    My condolences for the loss of your loved one. The hurt and pain of losing a loved one is difficult. Please know that God is near to those that are broken-hearted and who are crushed in spirit.(Psalm 34:18)
    God will wipe away all tears from their eyes...  more
  • Lauren, Elliott and MB

    Some friends of Rueben and MB will recall fond memories of building a fence around the swimming pool at Aggie's Kingswood street home in Findlay.
    We were all thankful for Rueben's leadership, organization and construction skills....  more
  • Lauren, Elliot, Jennifer-

    Sara & I loved your father/husband with all our hearts. Countless times when we had a technical issue with our computer/TV/smart phone, we called Rueben and he would work us through the problem. Ditto any problems with our...  more
  • Lauren (Smith) Kraiter
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    • Lauren (Smith) Kraiter
      Susan Henderson We knew Reuben back in the days before babies and when Lauren and Elliot were growing up. Our kids played together and we celebrated many birthdays and holidays as a “Findlay family”. We had many special times in the house in the woods. Reuben was a...  more
      • May 27, 2020