Obit: Smith, Derek J. (1985 - 2003)



----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 04/04/2003

Smith, Derek J. (15 SEP 1985 - 3 APR 2003)

DORCHESTER - Derek J. Smith 17, Dorchester, Clark County, Wis., died Thursday, April 3, 2003, as the result of a traffic accident.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2003, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Burial will be in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Father James Schaefer will officiate. Pallbearers will be Seth Bahr, Ryan Stock, Kevin Bartnik, Matt Wolf, Kevin Esselman, Mike Mellenthin, David Haynes and Matt Neumann Visitation will be Sunday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Maurina Funeral Home, Dorchester. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Derek was born Sept. 15, 1985, in Marshfield to David and Jackie (Drolshagen) Smith. He was currently a junior at Colby High School. Derek was a member of the varsity basketball, baseball and golf teams. He also was a member of the high school bowling league. He enjoyed camping, playing cards and was a Packer fan. During the summer he worked with his stepfather on a mink ranch.

Survivors include his parents, David (Toni) Smith of Dorchester and Jackie (Brad) Jentzsch of Medford; two sisters Amanda Smith of Medford and Breanna Jentzsch of Medford; two brothers Joshua Smith of Dorchester and Tyler Buksa of Medford; grandparents Lawrence and Beverly Smith of Dorchester and John and Charlotte Drolshagen of Medford; stepgrandparents, Jeff and Susan Peterson of Westboro and Bruce and Audrey Jentzsch of Medford; great-grandfather George Greaser of Dorchester, and great-grandfather Adolph Nordness of LaCrosse; and many aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents and his uncle, Jerry Smith.



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