Ted Smietana, 84, of Baker City, died May 12, 2008, at his home.

There will be no service.

Ted was born on Oct. 25, 1923,at Rossford, Ohio, to Andy and Mary Smietana. He graduated from high school at Toledo, Ohio.

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Oct. 26, 1942 and served in the Pacific Theatre on Saipan during World War II. While stationed at Pendleton, Ted met Corlie Ann Knighten of Baker City. They were married on May 3, 1943.

Ted was a member of the St. Francis de Sales Cathedral parish and the Knights of Columbus. He operated various service stations in Baker City until he retired in 1985.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ann, who died on Jan. 15, 1992; and daughter-in-law, Kathy Smietana.

Survivors include his daughter, Kay Sword, and her husband, Dan, of Baker City; sons, Mike Smietana, and his wife, Tami, of Baker City, and Ted Smietana and his wife, Pamela, of Salem; a brother, Edwin Smietana, and his wife, Mary, of Rossford, Ohio; grandchildren, Danny Sword, Michele, Joe, Steve and Alan Smietana; several nieces and nephews; and longtime friend, Ramona Idler.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Pathway Hospice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 16, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor