Forrest Glenn Smith
  • Born on: March 22, 1936
  • Departed on: March 20, 2019
  • Resided in: Anamosa, IA

Forrest Glenn Smith

Forrest (Frosty) Glenn Smith of Anamosa passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2019 at 1:25 am. He was born in Muscatine on March 22, 1936 the son of Glenn P and Josephine M Smith. Forrest graduated from West Liberty High School in 1954 and enlisted in the Navy, retiring after 20 years service as Senior Chief Petty Officer. He served on 6 ships they were homeported on the west coast, as well as 2 years at Great Lakes, 2 years at Sasebo, Japan and  3-1/2 years recruiting in Minnesota.  His shipboard duties were mainly in the engine rooms. During Vietnam, he served 4 years on an ammunition ship delivering munitions to ships off the coast of Vietnam.  

He married his 1st wife in 1961 while at Great Lakes.  They had two sons and a daughter, divorcing in 1979. He moved to Anamosa to take a job at the Men's Reformatory as a correctional officer, later transferring to the institutions power plant. 

Frosty met Betty and they married in 1989. They traveled the countryside extensively on a Gold Wing motorcycle. In June of 2010 she passed away and he parked the motorcycle.

He is survived by his sons Gene (Carlene) of Albany Oregon, Mark (Dana ) and daughter Janet of Evanston, daughter Sheila(Chad) Machart of Anamosa, and Grandchildren Mckenzie, David, and Lily Machart. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Barbara (Betty), a brother Keith, and a sister Bonny Rae.  

 He was a life member of the VFW and NRA. 
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