Fred Smith

Resident of Hawkeye Care Center since 2013, Fred Smith has two great loves: teaching and Joyce, his loving wife of 58 years. Fred and Joyce met on a blind date where it was love at first sight. They had one son, Kevin now married to Tessa. Joyce visits Fred twice a day almost every day and lives nearby with their dog Sadie. Fred’s mother and aunt inspired him to go to college and become a teacher following in both their footsteps. Fred not only became a 7th grade teacher for several years, he rose to the top of the class and became the very first principal at Eisenhower school in Dubuque. There he was beloved by students and his teaching staff for 20 years. Fred cherishes the time with his wife and loves that she can come share in his life at Hawkeye Care Center.