Obit: Smitke, Frederick (1921 - 1997)

Contact: Lisa Winner Haas


Surnames: Smitke, Haas, Strovers, Doneman, Lewis, Mack, Williams, Matusek, Bryan, Urban

----Source: Lisa Haas Scrapbook

 Smitke, Frederick (9 JAN 1921 - 21 JUN 1997)

Fred Smitke, 76, rural Thorp, died at 10:03 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 1997 at Victory Medical Center, Stanley.

Fred was born January 9, 1921, to Frank and Anna (Haas) Smitke. He lived and farmed in the Town of Thorp most of his life. He married Esther Strovers, May 14, 1949. She preceded him in death in 1991. He married Ursula Urban, April 17, 1993. Fred was a veteran of World War II Army, member of the Thorp American Legion Post 118.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at St. Bernard's-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, Thorp, with Rev. John Puerner, officiating. Burial was in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Thorp.

Surviving are his wife Ursula (Rose) Smitke, Thorp; two daughters, Doris Koneman, Waukesha, WI, Pondri Lewis, Loyal, WI; three step children: Bridget Mack, New Berlin, WI; Monica Williams, Dousman, WI; Bruce Ryan, Oconomowoc, WI; 3 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren; two sisters, Loucelia Matusek and Cecelia Bryan, both of Neillsville. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife and 1 sister.





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