Obit: Smith, Bert Carl (1935 - 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Smith, Henricks, Foster, Gehrke, Beilaga, Annoreno, Sandoval, Mendez

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) /2012

Smith, Bert Carl (16 March 1935 - 19 August 2012)

Bert C. Smith, 77, of Neillsville died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.

Bert Carl Smith was born March 16, 1935, in Chicago, IL, the son of Bert H. and Ruth (Henricks) Smith. Bert worked for Chicago Northwestern Railroad as a yardmaster for 40 years. He was united in marriage to Martha Jane Foster Aug. 13, 1993, in Milwaukee. Bert enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family.

He is survived by a son, John (Susan) Smith of Granton; daughters, Debbie Smith of Milwaukee, and Christina Gehrke of Neillsville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Bert is also survived by siblings, Donald (Maggie) Smith of Winter Park, FL, Ronald (Gloria) Smith of Black River Falls, Joan (Jack) Beilaga of Kewaskum, Jim Annoreno, Bonnie (Tony) Sandoval and June Marie (Joe) Mendez, all of Chicago, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Cynthia Marie Smith.

A graveside service will be held for Bert at 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Dells Dam Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Bert’s family with funeral arrangements.



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel