Michael J. Smrt, 81, of Belvidere, died after an extended illness on Jan. 4, 2021 at OSF St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford. He was born in March 31, 1939 in Chicago, the son of Alfred and Mildred Smrt.

Mr. Smrt attended Riverside-Brookfield High School and joined the U.S. Navy in 1957. 

He is predeceased by his parents and brothers Richard and Steven. He is survived by his children, Michael (Mary) Smrt and Michelle (Jeff) Anderberg, as well as his grandchildren, Steven, Ryan and Tyler and his sister Cindy (Bernie) Frank.

A celebration of life service will be held for family and friends in the future.