Obit: Smith, Mildred Margaret (1930 - 2015)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Smith, Baures, Haas, Meyer, Seefeldt, Klement, Abramczak, Borowski, Seaman, Shuk, Komarek, Jenness, Isenberger, Butterfield, Reynolds Lemieux, Lamer, Burzynski, Kowalski

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 10/28/2015

Smith, Mildred Margaret (18 January 1930 - 26 October 2015)

Mildred M. smith, age 85, of Thorp, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015, at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, in Stanley. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church, in Thorp. Rev. Janusz Kowalski will officiate and burial will follow in St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Travis Smith, Sheri Lamer, Timmy Klement, Albert Smith, Katie Burzynski, and Josh Borowski. Visitation will be held at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a 7:20 p.m. rosary service. Visitation will also be held at the church, on Thursday, from 12:30 p.m. until time of service.

Mildred Margaret Haas was born on January 18, 1930, in Thorp, WI, the daughter of Casper and Laura (Baures) Haas. She was raised on the family farm and received her education in the Thorp area, graduating from Thorp High School in 1947. Mildred attended Medford Normal School, in Medford, before her marriage to Edward W. Smith on October 16, 1948, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, in Thorp. While raising a family and farming alongside her husband, Mildred also worked at Thorp Finance and ITT Life for almost 20 years, and up until this last spring, worked 31 years at Reit’s Garden Center in Stanley.

Mildred will always be remembered for her molasses ginger cookies and gently nature. When we think of her working full-time, helping with the milking on the farm, and raising seven children, she was truly a person of determination, who did things that amazed us.

She was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church and its PCCW and a member of the Thorp American Legion Auxiliary.

Mildred had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family, flowers, gardening, crocheting, quilting, baking and canning.

She will be dearly missed by her children: Gloria (Joel) Smith-Meyer of Minneapolis, Don (Luz) Smith of Raleigh, NC, Joni Seefeldt of Wausau, Joyce (Tom) Klement of Merrill, Duane (Wanda) Smith of Thorp, Janet (Rich) Abramczak of Stanley, Geri (Joe) Borowski of Thorp; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Casper Haas of Thorp, David (Pauline) Haas of Thorp, Denny (Marcia) Haas of Appleton; one sister: Bernice Seaman of Thorp; seven sisters-in-law: Kathy Haas of Thorp, Liz Haas of Black River Falls, Marian (Andy) Shuk of Stanley, Ruth Komarek of ST. Charles, IL, Therese Jenness of Thorp, Lilly Smith of Minnesota, Margie Smith of Arizona; special friends: Dwight, Roxan and Jason Isenberger; her co-workers at Reit’s: Betty Merle and Judy; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ed, on September 1, 2000; three sisters: Dorothy Butterfield, Elaine Reynolds, Alvera Lemieux; and three brothers: Henry, LaVerne and Edward Haas.

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