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Walter K. Smoot

Wednesday February 26, 2020

Walter K. Smoot, age 84, of Crown Point, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point after a brief illness.


Walter is survived by his loving wife of 62 years:  Sandra Smoot (nee Jackson); three daughters:  Jami (Ron) Naughgle, Lori Johnson, and Sherri (David) Ward; six grandchildren:  Joel (Meredith) Naughgle, Bethany (David) Gill, Rachel Johnson (Justin Sumler), Derek Johnson, Erika Ward, and Andrea Ward; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Eliza Smoot, and four sisters:  Irene Blomeyer, Billy Katherine Smoot, Vivian Stimson, and Irma Medinger.


Walter was born on June 17, 1935, in Gary, Indiana.  He graduated from Lew Wallace High School and served in the Indiana National Guard.  He earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington.  Walter retired after 31 years as a teacher in the Gary Community School Corporation, and he enjoyed coaching several different sports.  Family was everything to him, and he was a very devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be deeply missed.


Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020, at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, Indiana.  The service will immediately follow the visitation at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend Richard Boshoven officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society (www. cancer.org).  For more info, call 219-736-5840 or visit www.mycalumetpark.com

Memorial Gathering

Friday March 6, 2020
9:30am-11:30 am
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128


Friday March 6, 2020
11:30 AM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410  VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128

Burial Calumet Park Cemetery