FULTON, Ill. — Peter C. Smith, 98, of Fulton, died May 7, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, at the Second Reformed Church, Fulton, with the Rev. Scott Stephan officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, at the Fulton Chapel of Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Fulton Township Cemetery, Fulton.

Memorials may be made Second Reformed Church and Albany Ambulance Service.

He was born October 29, 1909, in Garden Plain Township, Whiteside County, Ill., to Corneilus P. and Etta (Rose) Smith. He was educated in the Whiteside County elementary and secondary school system, and he attended the Clinton Business College. He married Esther M. Geerts on February 21, 1935, in Garden Plain.

He was engaged in farming in the rural Garden Plain Township area his entire life.

He was a member of Second Reformed Church, and served as elder and deacon, president of church’s Bible Class and Men’s Brotherhood. He served as a member of the Garden Plain School Board and the Riverbend School Board of Fulton, for more than 20 years. Pete was a member of Whiteside County Farm Bureau, Whiteside County Cattlemen’s Association. He enjoyed bowling and playing cards.

Survivors include his wife, Esther; two daughters, Phyllis (Al) Heun of Fulton, and Margaret (Gene) Pessman of Morrison; one son, Vernon (Linda) Smith of Fulton; one daughter-in-law, Sylvia Smith of Chula Vista, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, Kevin (Susan) Heun, Kimberly Wolf, Kurt (Kristi) Heun; Craig Pessman, Joy (Don) Tegeler, Becky (Don) McLuckie; Kathy (Brent) Stoecker, Susan (Bill) Phillips, Betsy (Don) Jones, Carrie (Matt) Goodding, Eric (Deidre) Smith; Stephanie (Nicholas) Proud, Mark Smith and Russell Smith; four step-grandchildren, Sylvia O’Neal, Nicole (Robert) Kennedy, Marcos (Alexandra) Chapman, Edward Chapman; 23 great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Smith, one sister, Gertrude Sterenberg, and two brothers, Lee and John Smith.

Death date: May 7, 2008