Obit: Smith, Lyle L. (1931 – 2015)


Surnames: Smith, Kotlow, Stellmacher, Theune, Hanson, Wenzke, Lundt, Huseboe

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 29 Jul 2015

Smith, Lyle L. (11 NOV 1931 – 26 JUL 2015)

Lyle L. Smith, age 83, of Ripon, WI, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Fountain View Care Center in Ripon.

Lyle was born November 11, 1931, in Chili, WI, the son of Herman and Emma (Kotlow) Smith. Lyle became a farmer and on November 19, 1949, he married Dawn Hanson in Chili. Lyle was on the Ripon School Board. He enjoyed farming, woodworking and conversing with friends. Lyle loved to travel and enjoyed the free things in life. He was always amazed at nature's beauty.

Survivors include his two daughters, Linda Stellmacher and Cynthia Theune both of Ripon, WI; five grandchildren, Jed (Danell), Cory (Julie), Brock (Heather) and Wyatt (Chris Mooney) Stellmacher and Travis Theune; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Laverne (Urusla Wenzke) Smith and many nieces and nephews. Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Emma; wife, Dawn; son, Terry; daughter, Elaine Lundt; grandson, Trent Theune; brother, Lloyd and close friend, John Huseboe.

A Graveside Service for Lyle will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015, at 2:00 pm at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ripon. Pastor David Howie will officiate.

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