Loren C. Smith, Sr., 98, of Mason City, passed away at Mason City Area Nursing Home, at 7:05 p.m., on Friday, September 3. Private graveside services will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Mason City, or Mason City Area Nursing Home. Online memorial messages may be left for the family at www.hurleyfh.com. Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements.