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Victor Charles Smazal, age 71, of Colby, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Colonial Center in Colby. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, April 27, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. Father Dan Hackel will officiate. A visitation will be held Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with a Rosary at 4:00 PM and again visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of services at St. Mary’s in Colby.

Victor was born March 3, 1942 to Charles and Clara (Ress) Smazal in Fenwood, Wisconsin. He attended Riverside Country School in rural Colby. Victor and Carolyn Stumpner were united in marriage on November 9, 1968 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford. In his younger years Victor built pole sheds and silos and worked at Weyerhaeuser in Marshfield. Victor bought a cattle trucking business in 1971 and continued to operate it until 2011 and in 2001 he bought a dog food and bear bait business retiring in 2011.

Victor was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby, president of the Chequamegon Hound Club for a number of years and lifetime member of the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association.

He enjoyed deer hunting, coon hunting and bear hunting, he also coached baseball and softball for the men’s and women’s league and liked to play cards and shoot pool. He also drove stock car and swam dogs for a number of years.

Victor is lovingly survived by his wife; Carolyn Smazal of Colby, his sons; Randy Smazal of Spencer, Rodney (April) Smazal of Unity, Richard (Amy) Smazal of Loyal and Robbie (Melissa) Smazal of Colby and grandchildren; Brandi, Jordan, James, Connor, Kylie, Dalton, Tristen and Bentley. He is further survived by his brothers; Eugene “Jack” (Irene) Smazal of Unity, Kenneth (Judy) Smazal of Unity and Donald Smazal of Colby, sisters; Jeanette Smazal of Wausau, Delores Petri of Auburndale, Carol (Ronald) Krueger of Abbotsford, Beverly Galowski of Medford, Carol Schwants of Schofield, Marcella Smazal of Colby and Marlene Galowski of Omro.

Victor is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Edward and Charles Jr. and sisters; Bernice, Diane and Betty.

Maurina Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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