Michael K. Smith age 63 of Lowell passed away May 24 2012 after a short battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Annie Smith. He is survived by his daughter Jill (Christopher) Deamud; sister Carol (Al) Hovinga; granddaughter Abigail Deamud; long time partner Cindy Van; nephew Jeff Hovinga; niece Emily (Nathan) Brandner; grand niece Lilliana Brandner; and lifelong buddy Rick (Carol) Briggs. Mike was a Vietnam Veteran and an active member of the First Congregational Church of Lowell. Following Mike’s wishes there will be a celebration of his life Saturday June 30 2012 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Alto. Memorial contributions may be made to Gilda’s Club 314 S. Hudson Lowell MI 49331 or Boy Scouts Troop 102 c/o Roth-Gerst Funeral Home 305 N. Hudson Lowell.