Ronald Lee Smith 1954-2013 Funeral service for Ronald Lee Smith, age 58 of Princeton, will be Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Norberg Memorial Home. Rev. Thomas Ostrander will officiate. Burial will follow in the Malden Cemetery on May 22, 2013. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Norberg Memorial Home. Mr. Smith passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at his home in Princeton after a battle with cancer. He was born on Sep 24, 1954 in Princeton, IL to Richard L. and Virginia L.(Mitchell) Smith. He graduated from Malden High School in 1972. He married Kathy Bickett on Dec 17, 1976 in Dover Congregational Church in Dover, IL. He worked at LCN for over 30 years. In 2008 he started his own company Excel Electric. He loved hunting and fishing his whole life with family and friends. He was extensively involved in the Youth Baseball Legue in Malden and coached track at Malden Grade School. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Princeton. Ron is survived by his wife of nearly 37 years, Kathy Smith, of Princeton. Also surviving are three children: Ryan Smith of Parkin, Arkansas, Zachary (Elizabeth) Smith of Yorkville, and Lyndsay (Patrick Sellitto) Smith of Normal and two grandchildren Evelyn and Kane Smith of Yorkville. Surviving as well is his mother Virginia Smith of Malden, brothers; Michael (Kathy) Smith of Wyanet, Ricky (Jane) Smith of Eldridge, Iowa, and Scott Smith of Malden and sisters; Connie (Dan) Mauser of Malden and Nancy Strouss of Wyanet. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, a niece, and maternal and paternal grandparents. In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church or to the family for charitable disbursment.