Obit: Smith, Iris Nina (1914 - 1998)

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Surnames: Smith, Nowek, Ratsch, Stefan, Lulloff, Bragg

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 25 March 1998

Smith, Iris Nina (23 Feb. 1914 - 22 March 1998)

Iris Smith, age 84, of Neillsville, Wis., died Sunday, March 22, 1998 at the Memorial Nursing Home in Neillsville.

Iris Nina Smith was born on Feb. 23, 1914 in Nelson County, N.D. the daughter of Herman and Emma (Nowek) Ratsch. They moved to Neillsville when Iris was young and she attended St. John’s Lutheran School. After her schooling, she did housework for various people in the area. Iris lived in Neillsville her entire adult life and was known for love of children.

She is survived by three sisters: Edna (Carl) Stefan of Trevor, Wis., Anita (Robert) Lulloff and Luella (David) Bragg both of Neillsville; three brothers: Clarence (Dorothy) Ratsch and Robert (Marie) Ratsch all of Neillsville and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant brother, Walter.

There will be no funeral service. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

The Gesche Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.



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