Obit: Smith, Lawrence “Larry” “Quill” A. (1935 - 2015)

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Surnames: Smith, Yates, Greaser, Stock, Sebold, Thorne, Hiebl

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Lawrence “Larry” “Quill” A. Smith (13 May 1935 – 11 May 2015)
Lawrence “Larry” “Quill” A. Smith, 79, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015, at his residence in Dorchester, with his family by his side, after a long struggle with lung cancer.

Larry was born on May 13, 1935, the son of George and Dora (Yates) Smith. He graduated from Dorchester High School in 1953. He married Beverly Greaser on Nov. 10, 1956, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Together they raised seven children.

He worked for Liberty Homes for over 30 years. He also worked for Michael’s Pipeline, Greaser Carnival and the Dorchester Cheese Factory. Later on in life he enjoyed being self-employed as a pilot car service.

Larry dedicated 35 years to the Dorchester Fire Department. During his free time, he enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, playing cards, softball, eating his sister’s chocolate chip cookies and spending time with his dog, Carl.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Smith of Dorchester; five sons, George Smith of Dorchester, Tom (Lori) of Dorchester, Dave (Toni) of Dorchester, John (Julie) of Dorchester, and Steve (Jen) of Minocqua; a son-in-law, Michael Stock of Dorchester; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two brothers, Wally (Lois) Smith of Milwaukee and Bill (Debbie) Smith of New Jersey; and three sisters, Elaine Sebold of Colby, Mary (Clem) Klimpke of Dorchester, and Kathy (her friend, Bruce) Thorne of Milwaukee.

Larry is preceded in death by his children, Jerry Smith and Alisa Stock; a grandson, Derek Smith; along with his parents and brother, Dick Smith.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Dorchester. Father Charles Hiebl will preside. Visitation will be on Friday, May 15, from 4-7 p.m. Inurnment will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery at a later date.



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