Obit: Smith, Andrew Sr. (1864 - 1948)

Contact:  Janet Rogalski


----Source: Stark Family Album

Smith, Andrew Sr. (19 MAY 1864 - AUG 1948)

Final rites were conducted for Andrew Smith, Sr., who resided just southwest of the Owen, Clark County, Wis. city limits, at two o'clock Friday afternoon from the Danish Lutheran Church at Withee. The Rev. J. L. J. Dixen and L. C. Bundgaard officiated. Burial was made in the Danish Cemetery.

Pallbearers at the service were Hans P. Madsen, Albert Jensen, J. P. Hansen, Soren Rasmussen and Peter Riber.

Those in charge of flowers were Betty Blunck, Betty Ammentorp, Lois Richardson, Elsie Peterson, Dolly and Pearl Kraup, Mary Kathleen Jensen and Mesdames jack Fritz and Herman Blunck.

New of Mr. Smith's death shocked his family and numerous friends that he had gained for himself during the many years he had resided in and worked for the good of this community. He was stricken with a heart attack, which was fatal in a Wausau business place, where he had gone with his family a week ago Wednesday on a shopping tour.

Andrew Smith was born on May 19, 1864 in Denmark. He came to America at the age of 25 years and made his home in Chicago until 1900, when he moved to this state, settling in this community (Withee, Clark County, Wis.). He had been fortunate during the past several years of his retirement from farming to enjoy good health and the companionship of his family and friends. This spring many of his friends and neighbors joined with him and his family in observing his 84th birthday anniversary at his home.

Surviving him are his wife, eight children, Mrs. Olaf (Anna) Bligard, Minneapolis; Mrs. Chris (Nora) Christopherson and Agnes Smith, Chicago; Andrew Smith, Mrs. Mabel Nielsen; Mrs. Herman (Dorothy) Martin, Jens Smith, Mrs. Stanley (Martha) Tryboski, Chicago. One son, Gerhart, preceded him in death. Also surviving are eighteen grandchildren and one great grandchild, one sister who resides in Chicago and a brother that still lives in Denmark.



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