Obit: Smazal, Victor Charles
(1942 - 2013)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Smazal, Ress, Stumpner, Petri, Krueger, Galowski, Schwants, Hackel
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 5/01/2013
Smazal, Victor Charles (3 March 1942 - 23 April 2013)
Victor Charles Smazal, age 71, of Colby, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the Colonial Center in Colby. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby. Father Dan Hackel officiated. A visitation was held Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 4:00 p.m. and again visitation was held on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at St. Mary’s in Colby.
Victor was born March 3, 1942, to Charles and Clara (Ress) Smazal in Fenwood, Wisconsin. He attended Riverside Country School in rural Colby. Victor and Carolyn Stumpner were united in marriage on November 9, 1968, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford. In his younger years, Victory built pole sheds and silos and worked at Weyerhaeuser in Marshfield. Victor bought a cattle trucking business in 1971 and continued to operate it until 2011. In 2001, he bought a dog food and bear bait business, retiring in 2011.
Victor was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colby, president of the Chequamegon Hound Club for a number of years, and life time member of the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association.
He enjoyed deer hunting, coon hunting and bear hunting. He also coached baseball and softball for the men’s and women’s league and like to play cards and shoot pool. He also drove stock car and swam dogs for a number of years.
Victor is lovingly survived by his wife, Carolyn Smazal of Colby; his sons; Randy Smazal of Spencer, Rodney (April) Smazal of Unity, Richard (Amy) Smazal of Loyal, and Robbie (Melissa) Smazal of Coby; and grandchildren: Brandi, Jordan, James, Connor, Kylie, Dalton, Tristen and Bentley. He is further survived by his brothers: Eugene “Jack” (Irene) Smazal of Unity, Kenneth (Judy) Smazal of Unity and Donald Smazal of Colby; sisters: Jeanette Smazal of Wausau, Delores Petri of Auburndale, Carol (Ronald) Krueger of Abbotsford, Beverly Galowski of Medford, Carol Schwants of Schofield, Marcella Smazal of Coby and Marlene Galowski of Omro.
Victor is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Edward and Charles Jr.; and sisters: Bernice, Diane and Betty.
Maurina Schilling Funeral home assisted the gamily with arrangements. Online condolences can be made to www.maurinaschilling.com.
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