Obit: Smith, Fred H. (1939 - 2011)


Surnames: Smith, Caudell, Peterson, Gilbert, McBride, Devin, Holland, Jensen


----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 06/06/2011


Smith, Fred H. (12 JAN 1939 - 3 JUN 2011)


Fred H. Smith Sr., 72, of Curtiss died Friday, June 3, 2011, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford. The Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman will officiate.

Visitations will be at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the Hemer Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the Hemer Funeral Home.

Fred was born Jan. 12, 1939, in Hancock County, Iowa, to Marlor J. and Lucy (Caudell) Smith. His first marriage was to Sharon Peterson, and they later divorced. His second marriage was to Marie Peterson, and they later divorced. He married Latonia J. Chenier on Oct. 10, 1998, in Blair, Neb., and she survives.

Besides farming for 18 years, Fred sold life insurance and later managed recreational vehicles parks in Iowa and Nebraska. Later, he worked at the Dorchester Co-op.

He is survived by his wife, Latonia "Toni" Smith of Curtiss, children Dawn (Dave) Gilbert of Swale Dale, Iowa, Fred Allan (Dea) Smith Jr. of Knoxville, Iowa and Misty Smith of Monet, Iowa; step-children Ashley McBride of Altoona, Iowa, Steven McBride of Knoxville, Iowa and Michael McBride of Knoxville, Iowa; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is further survived by sisters Coleen (Bob) Devin of Webber Falls, Okla., Zudavee Holland of Forest City, Iowa and Madliene (Steven) Jensen of Robin, Iowa.

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