Obit: Smock, Mary E. (1919 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Feldhus, Freiboth, Garcia, Jagow, Jensen, Neidermayer, Rowland, Smock, Smrcina, Trojanowski

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 6/04/2015

Smock, Mary E. (Jensen) (23 FEB 1919 - 24 MAY 2015)

Mary E. Smock, 96, formerly of Holcombe, passed away Sunday, May 24 at Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center in Chippewa Falls.

Mary was born on February 23, 1919 to Frederick and Margaret Jensen. She grew up in the Town of Greenwood, Taylor County and later attended and graduated from Medford High School.

Mary Jensen married Chester Smock on Oct. 28, 1939 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Rib Lake. Following marriage they owned and operated Smock’s Grocery Store in rural Rib Lake area. Mary also was employed as a bookkeeper for the Medford Co-op Creamery and retired at the age of 62.

Mary was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cornell, Holcombe Senior Citizens, Black River Ramblers Camping Club, The Area Property Owners Betterment Association, Flambeau Area Snowmobile Club and The Wisconsin Board of Aging.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann (Ramon) Garcia of Rhode Island; granddaughter, Kim Trojanowski of Dousman; great granddaughter, Kaitlin Smrcina of Dousman; sisters Augusta Freiboth of Medford and Florence Jagow of Baraboo; son-in-law, Lee Rowland of Milwaukee and also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Chester Smock; daughters, Carol Jean Rowland and Nancy Lee Trojanowski; son-in-law Richard Trojanowski; brothers, Ralph, Donald, Arthur and Arnold Jensen; and a sister Edith Neidermayer.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 1, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cornell with Rev. Patrick Feldhus officiating. Interment followed the services at the Cornell Cemetery.

Visitation was from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, at the Borton-Leiser Funeral Home in Cornell and also one hour prior to the services Monday at the church.

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