Obit: Smith, Robert F. (1918 – 1976)


Surnames: Smith, Fliss, Huber, Schmidt, Bruesewitz, Decker, Hjertstedt, Nesbitt, Sims, Swentko, Schaffer, Rosenbarski

---------Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 15 Dec 1976

Smith, Robert F. (13 Oct 1918 – 14 Dec 1976)

Robert F. Smith, 58, Route 1, Owen, in the Township of Green Grove, died of an apparent heart attack at 6:30 a.m. in his home on Tuesday, December 14, 1976.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 16, 1976 at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen, and burial services will be at Riverside Cemetery, Withee. Father Richard Fliss will officiate.

The deceased will lie in state at the Kraut-Maurina Funeral Home in Owen after 3:00 p.m. and a rosary service will be at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

A military rite will be conducted at the cemetery by the Huber-Schmidt American Legion Post and Bruesewitz-Decker VFW Post #2227 of Colby, where the deceased was a member.

Mr. Smith was born in Chicago on October 13, 1918 and lived and worked for the Chicago Bureau of Sanitation until 1958, when he moved to Hoffman Estates, and then in 1972 he moved to the Town of Green Grove, RR #1, Owen. He was a World War II veteran.

He married Lorraine Hjertstedt of Chicago on November 23, 1940. They lived in this area for three and a half years, and were members of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

The deceased is survived by his wife, Lorraine; four sons, Robert in Green Bay, Bruce in Hoffman Estates, Ill., Thomas of Owen, David of Owen; one daughter, Mrs. Rayan (Kathy) Nesbitt of Thorp.

He is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Richard (Mary Jane) Sims of Chicago, Mrs. Al (Priscilla) Swentko of Chicago, Mrs. Donald (Margaret) Schaffer of Chicago, Mrs. Lawrence (Catherine) Rosenbarski of Chicago, and one brother, William, of South Holland, Ill.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.



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