Trent Alan Smith, 23, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday August 9, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa in Mason City.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Church in Charles City. Father Gary Mayer will officiate.
A celebration of Trent’s life will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Hauser Funeral Home. Family and friends are also welcome to gather an hour before the service at the church on Saturday.
Trent Alan Smith was born in Mason City on November 1, 1992 to Todd and Jesusita “Susie” (Salinas) Smith. He attended Charles City schools where he excelled in track, cross country, and band. Trent graduated in 2011 and went on to NIACC for two years to pursue a career in art and then on to Southwest Minnesota State for a semester. Trent was the very first All-American in cross country from NIACC. He won numerous awards for track, cross country and band; even being awarded the SOUSA award in Jazz which is rarely awarded to a percussionist.
Trent worked in high school at Dean’s Halter Shop as a saddle repairman, and later on as a skilled server at 3C Bistro where he was well-loved and often requested. While at NIACC he worked as an RA and in the administrative office. Trent also worked in the administrative office at Southwest Minnesota State. After college he pursued his love of art beginning his tattoo artist apprenticeship at Arch Angel Tattoos in Waterloo, transferred briefly to Third Eye Tattoo in Cedar Falls, and most recently at River City Tattoo in Mason City. Trent was a lover of art, including music, and especially listening to Trevor Hall with his fiancé Liz. Trent was a member of Ducks Unlimited and loved hunting and fishing and was known as an excellent shot. He learned to cook with his mom and continued his love of cooking for the rest of his life. He was a talented mixologist and coffee enthusiast. Trent spent a great deal of time building, customizing, and riding motorcycles, a passion he shared with his father. He was a family man who loved spending time with Liz and their son Kai and the rest of his expansive family. He and Liz were greatly anticipating their wedding which was set for September 8, 2017 at Diamond Oak Events in Clear Lake. You never left Trent’s presence without a hug or a kiss. His passion showed through everything he did and everyone he touched.
Trent is survived by his parents: Todd and Susie Smith of Charles City; his fiancé Liz Sweet and their son Kai Misol Smith of Charles City; grandfather Mecindo Salinas of Charles City; and countless loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Concepcion “Connie” Salinas and Laverne “Slivers” and Marian “Pinky” Smith.
Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hauserfh.com.