Obit: Smith, Lloyd J. #2 (1896 - 1953)

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Surnames: Smith, Schall, Bender, Janda, Bush, Anderson, Apfelbeck, Bitter, Hoeft, Voightlander, Erickson, Pacholke, Zastrow 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 05/07/1953 

Smith, Lloyd J. (10 Dec. 1896 - 2 May 1953)  

Funeral services for Lloyd J. Smith, 56, of Colby, Wisconsin, who died Saturday, were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist church at Colby, with the Rev. Harvey Schall officiating. During the church services, hymns, "Face to Face," were sung by Harry Bender, and "In the Garden," by a quartette. 

At the graveside in the Abbotsford cemetery, a quartette from Athens sang "Sleep, Soldier Boy," and military rites were conducted by the V.F.W., Knaack-Thompson Post No. 865. A salute was fired by the National Guard and taps were blown by Louis Janda and Stanley Bush. 

Pallbearers were Clarence Anderson, Ben and Leo Apfelbeck, Ervin Bitter, Ed Hoeft, and Henry Voightlander.  

Lloyd Smith was born Dec. 10, 1896, in Darlington. His marriage to Miss Birdie Erickson took place in Chippewa Falls, Sept. 16, 1920. He served in the United States army during World War I and was overseas with the Red Arrow Division. He was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Knaack-Thompson Post No. 865, when it was organized in 1932. He was always very active in the organization having held about all of the offices. For years he took part in the Memorial Day programs and at the burial of comrades, when he sang. 

Survivors include his wife and a son, Homer, Colby; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Hazel) Pacholke, Madison; four grand children; three brothers, Homer, Marshfield; Chester, Loyal; and Philip, Spencer; and a sister, Mrs. Earl Zastrow, Hawkins.  



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