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ADDRESS: W6470 State Hwy 64, Medford, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:32 PM Monday, April 15 at Memorial Health Center, ER, Medford where he was taken earlier by ambulance


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:00 AM Friday, April 19 at Medford United Methodist Church, Medford, WI


OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin


INTERMENT: 2:00 PM Friday, April 19 at Christ Lutheran Halverson Cemetery, Menomonie, WI


VISITATION: 4-8 PM on Thursday, April 18 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and from 9 AM until the time of services at 10 AM on Friday, April 19 at Medford United Methodist Church

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 24, 1948 at Menomonie, WI


EDUCATION: North Elementary school, Menomonie, and attended Menomonie High School

MARRIAGE: 1st: November of 1974 at Eau Claire to Leona Pierce and they were later divorced; 2nd: January 5, 1990 at Medford to Glatha V. Peters and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked at Presto in Eau Claire, as a truck driver for Lake Area Sanitation in Rice Lake for periods of time. In 1989 he moved to Medford and worked as a truck driver for Bauer Trucking, Roehl Transport of Marshfield, and Peterson Road Construction until retirement in 2009. He loved cars, motorcycles, camping, woodworking, traveling sketch drawing, hockey, his dogs and the Green Bay Packers.

MEMBER OF: Medford United Methodist Church; Teamsters Union


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Glatha Smith of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Tammy Grasley of Merrill & Dawn (Curtis) Hestad of Cameron, WI


Step-sons: Steven (Cathern) Piller of Owen & Scott (Kristy) Piller of Medford


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Lela (Tom) Wilson of Menomonie; Sisters-in-law: Andrea Smith of Durand, Sandy (Larry) Tank of Gleason, WI


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – Brian & Kevin Smith; Sister – Neila Smith

SURVIVING PARENTS: Father-in-law: Walter Peters of Medford

DECEASED FATHER: Neil Alvin Smith DECEASED MOTHER: Lila June Wharton

PALLBEARERS: Steve, Scott& Cordell Piller, Curtis Hestad, Roger & Rodney Neubauer, Tom, Brad& Brent Wilson, Mark Welke

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins
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