Obit: Smith, Steve Douglas, Jr. (1896 - 1948)

Contact: Sheri Stuve

----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark Co., WI) 10/02/1948

Smith, Steve Douglas, Jr. (8 MAR 1896 - 22 SEPT 1948)


Steve D. Smith

Steve Douglas Smith, son of Steve and Adie Smith, was born March 8, 1896, in the town of Cleveland, Jackson county, Wisconsin, and passed away Sept. 22, 1948, at his home near Humbird, having been ill three months. He attained the age of 52 years, 6 months and 14 days.

He was one of a family of nine children. His parents, two sisters, and three brothers preceded him in death.

On October 14, 1919, he was united in marriage to Matie Staves, and to this union were born three children: one daughter, Ida, Mrs. Dennis Potvin of St. Paul, and two sons, Everett and Melvin, at home.

He is survived by his wife, their three children; one grandchild, Sherry Potvin; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Lubinski, Humbird; and two brothers, Arthur, of River Falls, and Guy, of Humbird; besides many relatives and friends.

The funeral was held last Friday afternoon, with a prayer at his late home at 1:45 and at the Evan. and Reformed church at 2:00, the Rev. Geo. W. Hohmann officiating. The text was from Matt. 25:13. Mrs. Edith Smith and Donna Jean Ambrose sang "Abide with Me," "Old Rugged Cross," with Mrs. Emma Theiler organist. Pallbearers were Art Johnson, Ervin Kelsh, Wm. Aebersold, Ernest Olson, Lloyd Schlichter, and Glen Kutchera. Burial was in Mentor cemetery.

Relatives from away attending the service were Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Potvin and Sherry, St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smith and Bobby, River Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Staves, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Staves, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Wm A. Staves, Augusta; Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Fowler, Elizabeth, N.J.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank all who assisted in any way during the illness and death of our dear husband and father. We also wish to thank Rev. Hohmann, the singers and pallbearers. We deeply appreciate your goodness.

Mrs. Steve Smith, Everett and Melvin, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Potvin



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