Obit: Smith, Dora (Yates) (1912 - 1965)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Smith, Schuh, Maurina, Skerbeck, Schattl, Vesely, Greaser, Sebold, Fritsche, Yates, Sebold, Klimpke

----Source - Anna Johnson's Scrapbook

Dora Smith (17 Aug 1912 – 19 Nov 1965)

Funeral services for Mrs. George Smith, 53, were held Monday, Nov. 22, from St. Louis Catholic church here (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI). The Rev. Gerald Schuh, pastor, officiated at the 11:00 a.m. rites, and the children’s choir sang.

Burial was in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery under direction of Maurina Funeral Home which had charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Eugene Skerbeck, Richard Schattl, Leo Vesely, George Greaser, Francis Sebold and Franklin Fritsche.

Mrs. Smith died about 6:50 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in St. Joseph’s hospital, Marshfield. She was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning suffering severe abdominal pains, and underwent surgery there at 9:00 p.m. that day.

From 2:00 p.m. Sunday she lay in state at Maurina Funeral Home, where a parish rosary service was held at 8 p.m., and the Ladies Altar Society conducted a rosary service at 8:30.

Dora Rose Yates was born Aug. 17, 1912, in the town of Reseburg. She attended grade school there, and high school at Owen. She and George Smith were married Aug. 10, 1929, at Owen, and they resided in that community until 1948, when the family moved to this village.

Mrs. Smith was active in 4-H club work, in the local PTA and parents groups, and led the organization of a Girl Scout troop in the village. She participated actively in civic affairs, and for a number of years was chairman of the local Cancer Crusade. She was a part-time employee at the local post office for 17 years.

Survivors include her widower; four sons: Walter of Milwaukee, Lawrence and Richard of this village, and George, Jr. at home; three daughters: Kathleen, at home; Mrs. Robert (Elaine) Sebold, Abbotsford; Mrs. Clarence (Marilyn) Klimpke, Dorchester, and 19 grandchildren.

Also surviving are her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ruesch of Owen, and two sisters, Mrs. Ed (Delia) LaPage, Withee, and Mrs. Iver (Della) Jacobson, of Bell Gardens, Calif. A son, James, preceded her in death.



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